Road Update Elandsriver/Steytlerville T2 September 2018




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    Default Road Update Elandsriver/Steytlerville T2 September 2018

    Its Almost weekend, And i will be taking the wife and kids on a quick 2 day outing towards Steytlerville via the Grootrivier Poort.

    Im Leaving on Saturday Morning from PE at 06:00. Will be entering from the Elandsrivier side, will be making Breakfast at the Telkom Tower, then turn Right towards Steytlerville and spending the Night at Hadley guest Farm. Sunday morning Ill head onwards on the T2 towards Willmore and coming back Via the T3. Planning to be back at home by 20:00 on Sunday night. Then kids can wash car on Monday.

    Will I be seeing any other guys on the road??

    Will post update on road conditions when we back!

    Cheers for now
    Shaun

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    Default Re: Road Update Elandsriver/Steytlerville T2 September 2018

    Done and dusted! (Emphasis on the dust!)

    Left home from PE at 06:30, first stop was at the Telkom tower on the Elandsrivier road, had a quick bite to eat and made some coffee.

    Turned off to the Grootrivier poort road and then the fun started. Road is in poor condition, lots of ruts and rocky as hell! came across a few spots were I doubted if my Xtrail wil make it. But with a little patience and good line selection, we made it through.

    The water crossing at Grootrivier was approx 350mm just before the step up onto the concrete section.

    We stayed over at Hadley`s Guest farm. Very nice place with some routes drivable on the farm itself. We took the "chicken route" back to Uitenhage as I did not feel comfortable doing the poort road back with no backup vehicle.

    This road is doable in a 4x2, (Need balls of steel though!) but I strongly recommend atleast a buddy vehicle.

    Not sure what else to report, but feel free to ask if you want more info! See pics! (the yellow part on the map is the route We did. )
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    Last edited by Vormoto; 2018/09/25 at 10:07 AM.

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    Default Re: Road Update Elandsriver/Steytlerville T2 September 2018

    Thanks for the feedback and the pics. I have a freelander 2 and I'm planning a trip through there next year (probably Easter). I was looking at driving the T1 from willowmore to patensie and a few days later, after exploring the Amatola region, to take the T2 back. The pics and report helps. Hopefully I'll have another vehicle with me.

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    Default Re: Road Update Elandsriver/Steytlerville T2 September 2018

    Looking at traveling the route towards Xmas and just hope that the water will not be too deep...

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