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Offline melvman

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 04:46:28 pm »
Been there twice...remember, it's not about the destination, it's about the ride there and back. Take it nice and slow and you'll have a ride to remember. Go via Meiringspoort and have lunch in Prince Albert. Enter the Swartberg from Prince Albert side, spectacular rock formations and gravel mountain pass with views 2die4.
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 05:53:38 pm »
don't worry it's not to difficult even saw a fiat uno in the valley
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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 06:02:58 pm »
One of our Topics says BIKES NOT ALLOWED  ???  and now ?
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 07:30:24 pm »
Did the trip some 4 months ago on the africa twin and found the going easy. There are 2 small river crossings and i almost lost it on the second river crossing because i went in way to fast and got it sideways out the other side.There are small round river stones in it. Enjoy the ride. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 08:20:29 pm »
One of our Topics says BIKES NOT ALLOWED  ???  and now ?

They also say you need a permit - but it is to keep the quads out.

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 08:51:19 pm »
This shoppie at the bottom, do they only sell cold ones there or is it well stocked so we can get some food from there, maybe a vleisie to braai? Or should we buy meat in Prince Albert to take down?

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 08:54:52 pm »
Phone them - they will supply you with wood, etc.

We took out own meat, but they might be able to sort you out. It is actually quite a nice place to also have breakfast.

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 11:13:46 pm »
Phone them - they will supply you with wood, etc.

We took out own meat, but they might be able to sort you out. It is actually quite a nice place to also have breakfast.

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 11:28:45 pm »
It's a highway, I've seen BMW 3 series' do it.
There are some nice hills on the straights where you can catch lots of air when you hit them at speed :)
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2010, 07:32:10 am »
It's a highway, I've seen BMW 3 series' do it.
There are some nice hills on the straights where you can catch lots of air when you hit them at speed :)

I've seen a c-class Merc go down there.
Agree on the nice hills on the straights, had lots of fun there.
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2010, 08:31:44 am »
Now, suddenly, everybody wants to go to hell :imaposer: :imaposer:
But! if you do, make sure to take your time and go right to the end!

I've been to the end more than once.

The "end" is not the locked gate where the road enters the private property BTW. ;) If you know the owners you see the best part!
 

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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2010, 08:49:49 am »
If you can, go in the middle of the week to experience the mountains in solitude. It get's a bit trafficy over weekends.
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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2010, 09:46:28 am »
Done it twice this year.  Once at the end of April on my bike and then in July in the Landy.  The trip on my bike was my first tour on a bike and I had only done about 750km of riding in preparation, so I was a complete newbie.  The whole ride in is easy, as the others say, just take your time doing the final decent and you will be fine.  There isn't anythig technical to it but just be patient.
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Re: Die Hell
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2010, 11:29:07 am »
Cape Nature will give you permission to ride if you give them a call. As long as the bike is roadworthy etc., same as for the Baviaans. Enjoy the ride :ricky: