Route between Mount Fletcher (R56) and Rhodes (R396)




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    Default Route between Mount Fletcher (R56) and Rhodes (R396)

    Hi Guys,

    As part of my travel route I will be passing Mount Fletcher (Eastern Cape R56) and heading towards Rhodes (Eastern Cape R56).

    Is there a shorter access route between these two towns, or do I have to go all the way via Maclear?

    unfortunately I do not have Tracks4Africa to consult on this

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    Just after mt fletcher there is a dirt road turn off to Rhodes it's shorter in distance but not time. Dropped pin
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    https://goo.gl/maps/WwzL2TTYL742. The scenery is absolutely stunning allow yourself at least a half days travel the road will take you over naudes nek . We did it in a rush one Monday and after taking a detour up the mountain past tiffendales then over naudes nek with a puncture thrown in it became too much for the family. But given half the chance I would do that route again.
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    You will love Naudes Nek. Truly stunning. Picnic is best.

    Just BEWARE of oncoming cars on all the blind corners. Done this route on a bike a few times, you cant see the approaching cars till they are on you.

    Enjoy.

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    Default Re: Route between Mount Fletcher (R56) and Rhodes (R396)

    Good day,
    Hoping to get some updated information on an old thread. We are planning on driving this Route with a BMW X3 and Venter trailer. Will this be advisable?

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    Default Re: Route between Mount Fletcher (R56) and Rhodes (R396)

    Ben,
    With the correct tyre pressure/speed, you should manage this route without hassles (Take it slow on the D 801...

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    Default Re: Route between Mount Fletcher (R56) and Rhodes (R396)

    Quote Originally Posted by Benmasjien View Post
    Good day,
    Hoping to get some updated information on an old thread. We are planning on driving this Route with a BMW X3 and Venter trailer. Will this be advisable?
    Did this route earlier this year with a Toyota Fortuner AND a Jurgens Xcape offroad caravan. No problems at all and can only agree, the scenery was amazing!!
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