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    Hi guy and gals
    I just got a 4x4 and itching to get it full of mud, any suggestions?

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    Yes - I like the thread. Another newbie ..
    Rockon - perhaps we first go on a 4x4 course ?
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    What about Atlantis Dunes?

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    Helderberg Farm, 2 Oceans trail. Really, really easy. Ideal for first-timers.
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    I'm convinced that, without experienced guidance/supervision, Atlantis could be one of the most dangerous places for a newbie to go to, for a whole number of reasons, but Two Oceans could be OK if you went with someone who's been there at least once. It is quite easy in the dry, but parts of it could look daunting if you've never done this kind of stuff before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stadleroux View Post
    I'm convinced that, without experienced guidance/supervision, Atlantis could be one of the most dangerous places for a newbie to go to, for a whole number of reasons, but Two Oceans could be OK if you went with someone who's been there at least once. It is quite easy in the dry, but parts of it could look daunting if you've never done this kind of stuff before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stadleroux View Post
    I'm convinced that, without experienced guidance/supervision, Atlantis could be one of the most dangerous places for a newbie to go to, for a whole number of reasons, but Two Oceans could be OK if you went with someone who's been there at least once. It is quite easy in the dry, but parts of it could look daunting if you've never done this kind of stuff before.


    So true ,also consider DAMON as a 1st trail

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    Atlantis is one of the most dangerous places to visit if you are still raw.

    I would suggest try out Melkbos track. There is a couple of sandy tracks around the place, and quite close for help if needed.' There is a pit there to try out other stuff, but caution is needed.


    Carlo...Damon isnt close to Cape Town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stadleroux View Post
    I'm convinced that, without experienced guidance/supervision, Atlantis could be one of the most dangerous places for a newbie to go to, for a whole number of reasons, but Two Oceans could be OK if you went with someone who's been there at least once. It is quite easy in the dry, but parts of it could look daunting if you've never done this kind of stuff before.
    Sorry, I was convinded, that you are not allowed at Atlantis without guidance. I would never go there alone.

    Theres a long thread: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=63168

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    Quote Originally Posted by HARDBODY View Post
    So true ,also consider DAMON as a 1st trail
    Yep, Damon is actually more suitable for getting the whole family into your new hobby, because it's so scenic.

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    Carlo...Damon isnt close to Cape Town.
    You must remember, Ian, everything beyond the mountain is 50 km closer to Carlo than to us! For him it's just a hop, skip and a jump over the mountain, while we're already starting to look for picnic spots when we reach the tunnel...
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    What about the Hex Ian? :-)

    Just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerndreams View Post
    Sorry, I was convinded, that you are not allowed at Atlantis without guidance. I would never go there alone.

    Theres a long thread: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=63168
    No, that's just good advice, not to go alone, but there are no restrictions on individuals. As long as you have a permit, you can go on your own with your bicycle if you want, although I have no idea what kind of permit they'd require for that...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    Atlantis is one of the most dangerous places to visit if you are still raw.

    I would suggest try out Melkbos track. There is a couple of sandy tracks around the place, and quite close for help if needed.' There is a pit there to try out other stuff, but caution is needed.


    Carlo...Damon isnt close to Cape Town.


    Ian ,depends on how you look at it , its within an hours drive from CT ,its a lovely scenic route for beginners.

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    What about Honingklip 4x4 passed Grabouw and Houw-Hoek off the N2?
    Ive never been but it looks fun. Trail is rated 2-3.

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    Hi
    Have you decided what you're doing/ where you're going this weekend?

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    Has anyone done the family braai thing by the river at Melkbos 4x4 and whats the verdict? - I cant seem to find any pics on the net to see the setup at the braai area. Thanks
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    well seeing im a newbie i hav to ask my question. i hav a 2013 Toyota 4x4 and fish alot on normal hard sand i drive 4H (select 1'st 2'nd 3'rd etc)& on soft sand i drive 4L(select 3'rd as my normal 1'st,4'th as my normal 2'nd,etc) cos if i select normal 1'st when in 4L the motor's revs are high but not much motion. can someone explain why and if im doing it right or wrong or perhaps lay down the physics of 4x4'ing to me. bare in mind iv'e only been offroading 2months now & am planning to do a 4x4 course in the near future oh & perhaps suggest more 4x4 trails if you'd like

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