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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    So some feedback - had a great trip. trailer was no issue.

    Unfortunately I had some tyre drama with a flat on the R355 on the way up (sidewall ruined) and then a second on the trail itself, again ripped sidewall.

    This required us to leave the Jeep up there overnight while we kindly got assistance with 2 second hand tyres in Clanwilliam.

    All part of the fun. But have now upgraded to BFG, so hopefully sidewall failures are a thing of the past.
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therone View Post
    What tyres did you have on?

    Goodyear Silent Armour that comes standard on the Jeep Wrangler.

    Not the one with Kevlar.

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    Im planing to do the Posroete over the weekend and im running on Goodyear Adventures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daby Jimny View Post
    Im planing to do the Posroete over the weekend and im running on Goodyear Adventures
    You will probably be fine - the other two vehicles in our convo had no issues.

    In hindsight, I probably should not have deflate the rears so much with the trailer. i had them at 1,8bar.

    The first puncture on the R355 was just bad luck I think.
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    And then some people say that the dessert has nothing to offer.

    Beautiful.
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    We did the route yesterday, thanks to this thread, Johan.

    We stayed at Elandsberg Cottages for the (self made long) weekend and started the journey early yesterday morning, travelling via Volmoersfontein, Stonehenge, the Tented Camp to Elandsvlei. By the way, the area around Volmoersfontein reminds me of the gravel desert along the Huanib in Namibia.

    The route is highly recommended, Johan's photo's does a lot of justice to the scenary, but in real life the terrain is very impressive and varied. You start with a few river crossings, but being the Western Cape, it was dry and dusty.

    We suffered one side wall cut on a 19 inch Grabber and replaced it with a tyre that we patched / fixed earlier in the weekend using 6 plugs. Driving in the Tankwa before doing this route is perhaps not recommended as the Tankwa lived up to its reputation as a tyre eater.

    Before doing this trip, I was not aware of the impressive gravel pass going down the Kraaiberg to the valley where one goes north east to Enjo Life Farm.

    The route takes some time, best is to sleep at Tankwa Tented Camp the night before and perhaps stay at Enjo Life or at Traveller's Rest at the end of the route.

    Thank you, Johan. Do you perhaps have some more gems to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    The route takes some time, best is to sleep at Tankwa Tented Camp the night before and perhaps stay at Enjo Life or at Traveller's Rest at the end of the route.
    Thanks for the information.

    We're planning to do the postal route East to West mid-April.
    Any recommendation on where to stay at the end - Enjo Life or is there a camping spot at Traveller's Rest?
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    I really want to book some time at Enjo and use it as a base to explore the postal route and the road to Eselbank but they are fully booked every long weekend for the rest of the year. Are there any other camping spots in the Biedouw valley/ Wupperthal that anyone can recommend? We are quite self-sufficient and don't need much.
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    While we're about asking for comment/advice, what is the road like from Enjo Life to Algeria Camp via Wuppertal please?
    Do-able for a 4x4 with small offfroad caravan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRA View Post
    While we're about asking for comment/advice, what is the road like from Enjo Life to Algeria Camp via Wuppertal please?
    Do-able for a 4x4 with small offfroad caravan?
    I rode that about 5 years ago and you should be fine. The pass out of Wupperthal has cement so traction is not a problem and the road past Eselbank can get sandy but also isn't too much of an issue. The only "problem" I can foresee is coming up the pass from Wupperthal and something comes from the front. It is a bit narrow and reversing will be difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
    I really want to book some time at Enjo and use it as a base to explore the postal route and the road to Eselbank but they are fully booked every long weekend for the rest of the year. Are there any other camping spots in the Biedouw valley/ Wupperthal that anyone can recommend? We are quite self-sufficient and don't need much.
    I've camped at De Packhuys a few years ago over Easter, the place is popular amongst the bouldering crowd. It had a very nice vibe. The majority of the camping sites are small, but there are a few bigger and secluded sites.

    Further on towards Clanwilliam is Kliphuis, a Cape Nature camp site, I've never camped there, too close to the road and the town for my liking, but there are trees and very impressive "kranse" (Daar verlaat my engelse woordeskat my nou!).

    I am pretty sure if you start to dig a bit deeper, you will find more camping sites in that part of the Cederberg.

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    Brilliant report and photos!
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    This has just made our top 10 to do routes.
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    Looks like a nice route!

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    We're so inspired, we're doing the route some time between 10 and 13 May.
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    The Slingsby map indicates this route as "private". Do we need to request permission or pay a fee at any of the farms?
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    We did not need to pay.

    Just said hello to the elderly gent at the rooibos farm (who was standing outside), and left all gates as we found them.
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    It is definately not a private road.
    No permision. No monies to pay.
    As other stated already. Wave to the farmers and leave gates as you find them.
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    https://youtu.be/vuDeZAchZRU

    This is the Northern route of Postal Route, names Kliphuiskloof Pass. Beautiful but challenging whether you do the West/East or EAst/West.

    Warning ⚠️ you canít do this route during winter or for a couple months after winter, best would be Feb to April.
    You cross many deep (3-4meter deep) bedrock tributaries that can flood.

    Lovely challenge to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezvela View Post
    https://youtu.be/vuDeZAchZRU

    This is the Northern route of Postal Route, names Kliphuiskloof Pass. Beautiful but challenging whether you do the West/East or EAst/West.

    Warning ⚠️ you canít do this route during winter or for a couple months after winter, best would be Feb to April.
    You cross many deep (3-4meter deep) bedrock tributaries that can flood.

    Lovely challenge to say the least.
    https://youtu.be/4hcVX4eAofk

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