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    I am planning on doing this pass this coming weekend. How would you rate the difficulty coming down? (1-5). We will be 2 vehicles (Jeep WK2 and Toyota Landcruiser) and judging by your comment up will be very difficult (what would your rating be going up?)

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    I have also done the pass 3 weekends ago. A few dongas here and there and a couple of steps - but if you choose your line well - no issues. We were 1 x Isuzu KB300 Double Cab and 1 x LC Double Cab. The Cruiser scraped its rear bumper a few times...

    We wanted to do it up as well but ran out of time. I would rate going down a low 3 and going up I would rate it a low 4. With your two vehicles you will have no issues going up or down. Here are some of our pics going down. PS: Retief Pass is also highly recommended - just make sure you have T4A as the tracks are not clear at the end.
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    Hi GaryD

    We did early January while on leave at Drakensville and wanted to try out my wife's Trailblazer's 4x4 abilities ( was very impressed), there was fortunately a space to turn around at the one point. A Hilux tried to attempt the next obstacle got about halfway on the obstacle and the wheels would simply spin aimlessly, then it slid into the ditch and very nearly dented the side, that's when we decided to turn around.

    But as you say very beautiful, I have done the pass three times now and I enjoy it a lot. Very scenic but can get so windy up there!
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    Look at the pics earlier in the thread...a VW 4 Motion did it downhill but I guess when wet and muddy different ballgame. .would love to try it at some stage purely for the viewing pleasure

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    Thanks Sniper, I have never been in that part of our country but am so looking forward to it now

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    So, I am not the most experienced 4x4 guy out there but decided this morning to attempt Bezuidenhoutspass going up instead of going down. The route is quite challenging and in bad shape at the moment but the scenery is spectacular.

    Everything went fairly smoothly until the very last section at the top where I made a small error in judgement and ran out of ground clearance as I attempted to climb the obstacle. I don't have skid plates or rock sliders and got some minor damage. Luckliy it was only the plastic cover that broke off and some bracket that got bent a little.

    This little pass should not be underestimated and even with some good ground clearance you can be assured that you will definately have to do some road building along the way.

    Me and my brother in law had some good fun but SWAMBO not so much so unless your significant other half is into this type of stuff probably something she won't enjoy.

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    With what vehicle?

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    Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2)

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    Cool. Did you use low range?

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    Yes, I would say Low Range is a must

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    Thx Sweiss

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    So NO Duster going up then? Will it make it down?

    Awesome Pics BTW.
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    Personally I would not try and take a duster up or down. There are a couple of very intimidating stone steps........see picture (there are about 4 or 5 similar type sections and unless you are very very carefull you can seriously damage your car here

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogboxElectric View Post
    So NO Duster going up then? Will it make it down?

    Awesome Pics BTW.
    No.

    Look at the size of the steps, unless you want to build a road you are going to get serious damage.

    PM me if you want to see in car video.
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    Great thread, thanks to everyone for the pics... I should have searched properly before i posted two threads asking the exact things that you guys have quite nicely answered... :-)

    cheers, i'll add pics after our trip but we'll be heading through it in a months time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NerdBakkie View Post
    Great thread, thanks to everyone for the pics... I should have searched properly before i posted two threads asking the exact things that you guys have quite nicely answered... :-)

    cheers, i'll add pics after our trip but we'll be heading through it in a months time.
    Hi Aaron

    I will send you/drop off the videos, I must just edit them, to get the worst parts, there are three on the on anther thread.

    If you are going down, you will be fine, you have the knowledge and experience.

    Going up you may have to build a bit of road, or use a plank/bridge to get your nose up.
    There are guys who have made it half way up and stopped at the steps, which to means they were not prepared for them.

    I am also planning to go up in the next few weeks, so we may see each other
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    Default Bezuidehout's & Retief Passes

    To do these passes how do I get there ?
    A friend (Disco 2 V8) and myself (Defender 300 Tdi or the Disco 4) are thinking of doing these next weekend
    Maybe stay over 1 night somewhere
    Any advice and suggestions are welcomed

    A&B

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    We were camping at Hlalanathi, it was a good base to go out from to do Bezuidenhout and Retief pass.
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    Default Re: Bezuidenhouts Pass

    Does anyone know in what condition the pass is in?


    Would like to do it in April. was told that the pass was graded as there was telephone poles being put up.


    Can anyone confirm this is true.


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