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    This past weekend we decided to camp at Piesangkloof 4x4. Before then, I visited the trail 3 years ago and I must say I quite enjoyed the route. The camping spot is really nice with clean ablution facilities and drinking water on tap. The absence of electricity gives it a real camp-in-the-bush feeling and we enjoyed the entire weekend under the many trees surrounding the camp site.

    The route was very scenic, as could be expected from the Magaliesberge area, but never boring. My friends with plaasbakkies quite enjoyed it and even if you drive a Rubicon, there never is a dull moment. Here are a few moments of the main route we did on Saturday:

    https://youtu.be/myDxPGo-BCA

    Then, we decided to do a challenging section up a hill which, subsequently was labeled "Swift's Pass" (this was the owner's idea..). It proved to be quite challenging and unless you have double lockers, I would strongly recommend a winch as there is no turning around. Needless to say, much fun was had by all. This obstacle is definitely one to look out for and to put on your to-do list - and there is a claim to fame place holder for the first plaasbakkie with rear locker to make it up there without the help of a winch.

    Enjoy and let me know what you think..

    https://youtu.be/qMCsn7yR5_w
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    Thanks for sharing Johan. Looks like a good challenge, although that TJ seemed to do a good job of it at the end there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMackay View Post
    Thanks for sharing Johan. Looks like a good challenge, although that TJ seemed to do a good job of it at the end there.
    The TJ has lockers on
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    Did the trail early December in my Jimny(with lockers).......... Week later bought a Rubicon........ Enough Said

    Awesome scenery
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    Thanks for sharing. You guys had fun. Can see the tyre guys smile when they watch those 4X4's wheel spinning on the rocks.
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    Baie lekker plek, ons het Desember daar gekamp en die roetes gery.
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    Sal beslis my plaas bakkie moet gaan probeer met daai challenge. Dankie vir die videos. Geniet dit altyd.
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    Johan ek het jou videos op jou youtube channel gesien. Waar presies is piesangskloof. Ek het hom mis gegoogle

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlp View Post
    Johan ek het jou videos op jou youtube channel gesien. Waar presies is piesangskloof. Ek het hom mis gegoogle
    Dis sowat 15km verby Upperdeck op die ou Rustenburg pad. Jy kan dit search op Google maps
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    Soos ek gesÍ het - ek wag nog vir die eerste plaasbakkie om dit daar uit te maak sonder die hulp van 'n winch
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    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    Soos ek gesÍ het - ek wag nog vir die eerste plaasbakkie om dit daar uit te maak sonder die hulp van 'n winch
    Does a Fortuner qualify as a plaas bakkie? I see a "Mad" challenge coming up.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    Does a Fortuner qualify as a plaas bakkie? I see a "Mad" challenge coming up.....
    Ja, dis soos 'n plaasbakkie, maar net met 'n rokkie aan.
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    As Manny dit daar uitmaak sonder 'n winch koop ek vir hom 'n goeie bottle whiskey en 6 Portugese rolls..
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    Default Re: Piesangkloof 4x4

    Johan did the plaasbakkies deflate tyres enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlp View Post
    Johan did the plaasbakkies deflate tyres enough?
    They tried deflating more only when they got stuck halfway up. Maybe if they had done so from the beginning, they might have had better luck getting through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johanswift View Post
    They tried deflating more only when they got stuck halfway up. Maybe if they had done so from the beginning, they might have had better luck getting through.
    That was my thoughts.

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    Default Re: Piesangkloof 4x4

    Very lekker trail, did it this weekend with a few other LROC guys, the rocks are pretty rough and in some spots you really need to pick your line cleverly or risk tyre damage, especially on the 19s, but the views are incredible and the camping was good. The Disco 4 did well, as expected, but the Duratracs were the real stars for me, my old tyres would have been shredded.

    Side note: didn't deflate, think thats looking for trouble with 19s.
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