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    Default Holnek Nature Reserve 4X4 Trail Eastern TVL

    Myself, my brother in law (living in Lydenburg), and a friend booked the Wildebos tent camp for the weekend 20 April 2018.

    On route to Chrissiesmeer we stopped in Breyten to buy lambswool slippers for the coming winter. I don't think many know about this tannery/factory making these things -(JCB Leathers is the name).
    As with any factory, there are always "rejects" which come at a fraction of the normal price, but with faults that no untrained eye would see.
    Needless to say we emptied the cashbox that was supposed to last the whole weekend.

    We also stopped in Chrissiesmeer for some more shopping and lunch and only arrive at Holnek around 3'o clock.

    My brother in law was there early and waited in anticipation to see our reaction to the route/track leading to our campsite, having done it earlier and waited at the entrance gate.

    When the website says that this campsite is only accessible with a 4x4, they mean it, and not only high range, but you need low range and high clearance.

    https://www.holnek.co.za/english%20Home.htm

    At first site I looks really rough, but the vehicle can handle it with ease if the driver let the car do the work.
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    Default Re: Holnek Nature Reserve 4X4 Trail Eastern TVL

    Nice photos. How was the rest of your weekend and were there any other 4x4 trails that you did?

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    The next morning we took the waterfall trail from the Waterfall camp. According to the owner this is the easier option than starting from our camp. We can vouch for that.

    We did not measure the distance but it is a good 4hour drive with stops at the waterfall and some river crossings where you have to plan your line and sometimes to rebuilt the road.
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    Some more photos.
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    Default Re: Holnek Nature Reserve 4X4 Trail Eastern TVL

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    Nice photos. How was the rest of your weekend and were there any other 4x4 trails that you did?
    We went to the bigfoot sighting not far from Holnek, but it is not a 4x4 track, just a big foot print in a rock with a very short piece of gravel tracks in the forest/plantations.
    I thought at the time of booking that we would go visit the diepgezegt mine also not far, but between the big foot and the trail on the farm there was not much time left to go somewhere else.
    We just relaxed at the camp with beers, and so on.

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