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  1. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Grumbles

    Everything here is "more remote".
    The best will be to talk to the people at the Klein Pella Guest house, we have campsites ranging from basic to private ablutions and power. we have a...
  2. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I was away for a oupl of days to Namibia and then a quick hunting trip and next week is out, so progress on the F trail will nog be quick.
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    I did go out tonight and started the first climb....
  3. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Some videos I have uploaded of trail C

    https://youtu.be/sHIaQoxU2gQ

    I cut out some of it altogether as it would take me too long to upload
  4. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Did the dry bed crossing yesterday.
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    It took longer than 8 thought it would, there were quite a few steps on the other side that needed smoothing out.

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    I had a spectator while...
  5. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I am making progress, but often the light is too low for pictures.

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    I have cleared out about 500m and crossed a dry river bed twice. The initial plan was to cross it only once, but it is...
  6. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I started in on the new F trail tonight.
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    The start was just clearing out high and sharp rocks on the first 500m. I still have to cross a kloof and do some scouting before I start the climb.
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    I have guided autos through my trail , and on difficult technical climbs where you have to climb onto a boulder and even 1st gear low range seems too fast the auto needs to be revved more and when it...
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    Actually no, I am more on the Auto side in this, In this case I am talking from the perspective of having rescued a lot of tourists that get stuck, then dig for hours to get out before walking km's...
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    I use the rocking technique a lot, it often gets you out of where you would otherwise need recovery. If you have never needed recovery then that makes it moot again.
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    Re: Grooter bande op 7J rim

    16 duim bande gaan nie op 15 duim rims pas nie.
  11. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I did some scouting this evening, with the sun already setting I didn't have much time.
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    I had 3 ridges to look at, each of which could give a possible route to the top. The first one looked...
  12. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I have been thinking about what to do next for the past week. the weekend I did a bit of hiking around B Trail.

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    Originally I wanted B trail to go to the top of this mountain before going...
  13. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Thanks
    I tried to make a Video of B trail this weekend, but it ended up being too long for me to upload , so I cut 2 parts out of it and uploaded. It it is not my best efforts , but here it is...
  14. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    Dit is presies waarvan ek praat, kry die voertuig en ry hom. Die volgende mod wat ek nou aan die Hardbody wil doen is om die mudflaps net so n bietjie korter te sny, hulle raak soms op die roete....
  15. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    After the video I made I toyed with an idea for a bracket to get a driver pov position for my phone. I tried an old bracket that I had built for mounting in a radio control plane for some...
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    Re: NP 300 safety rating?

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/306237-NP300-Crash-test

    It was discussed in this thread.
    I drive a SC and don't care about the safety rating, but I don't drive in traffic.
  17. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    Pedro and me enjoying a cold one after we finished the last bit to the lookout point.
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    Re: Namakwa Eco 4x4 roete

    Die fooie gaan definitief nie vir die boere nie.
  19. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Thanks, I tried to keep commentary going as video without it seems bland, but concentrating on driving a 4x4 trail and commentating fluently in a foreign language is not easy.
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    I took this...
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    Sticky: Re: Forum members on YouTube

    My YouTube connection is terrible at the moment but I am trying to follow what you guys are doing.
  21. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I did a quick drive through to record the track on GPS and decided to try a quick video at tthe same time. the video came out better than i thoguh it would considering it was made with my phone...
  22. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I went in and by removing only the roughest rocks I managed to complete E trail today.
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    The Hardbody on the 2nd switchback. The path is clear of rocks , but is still steeply sloped to the...
  23. Thread: Stuck

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    Re: Stuck

    It does not look like he tried very hard to get it out before, I think he completely ran out of ideas the moment the wheels started to spin, in the video it looks like the tires are still fully...
  24. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    I have been a bit busy lately, but I did manage to get out there for a short while last night, I was unable to take any pictures due to the low light though.

    I spent some time talking to some...
  25. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    From this initial rough plan the climb up changed to

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    the green line is finished.
    I think most 4x4;s might have been able to do the more direct line, but the soil is faily soft...
  26. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    The lookout point on route E is a good place to end the day. You can see things start to wind down after the days work.

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    Another 200m done. Up to here the slope is not really...
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    Re: Swambo`s New Platkar.

    Baie naby, hier is die boom waaronder julle gekamp het gesien vannaf die uitkykpunt op E roete. 527366
  28. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    100% agrre with that. and with the TP you need a spade as well.
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    Re: Swambo`s New Platkar.

    Daai sliders lyk of hulle hier by my ook getoets moet word.
  30. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Thanks Keith. Port Nolloth is not too far from Klein Pella for a quick trip.

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    Close to the foot of the hill.

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    I spent the rest of the time walking the slope planning the route...
  31. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    This mornings effert got me about 400m closer to the foot of the hill in about 2 hours work. I think I can do the remaining 500m this afternoon.

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    The approximately 250m up the side...
  32. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

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    I made it to the top of the first hill. There was not much work to do and I got a out 400m done in 2 hours.

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    Now I turn around 180 degrees and aim for the foot of the hill in about...
  33. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    Work interupted me midway through the post.

    I wanted to compare it to learning to fly radio control planes and helicopters.
    I started designing and building radio control planes teaching myself...
  34. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    I do not agree with that fully, it depends on your situation.
    When I started working on the farm my work vehicle was a battered 1978 model 1.9L Isuzu diesel in 4x2 , I had to learn how to drive it...
  35. Re: After buying a 4x4 what should the first item be to spend money on improving it?

    Regarding left foot braking, the best place to learn that is on a forklift while loading containers using a ramp. Experience is still trumps in my book.
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