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    Default Baviaans at the moment - OPEN

    Baviaans is closed. (This was early February 2019)
    We had been lucky to get out today.
    We had rain from 4pm yesterday until about 7pm Last night.
    The river is in flood. You will not be able to get past Smitskraal until further notice.
    This afternoon we had been the only people allowed on the roads as we had been exiting.
    So from Sun tan conditions to wind and heavy rain all in a space of about 5 hours.
    Pictures to follow later.
    The road from Patensie to The boom about 20km in, is open.
    The first large crossing is flooded but still relatively safe at the moment.
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    Default Re: Baviaans at the moment

    Nice, excited to see the pictures.
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    Pictures, pictures, pictures
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    On the beach until 3pm.
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    Default Re: Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    It's been officially closed now for vehicles.

    Please note Baviaanskloof is closed due to heavy rains & flooding. More information to follow.
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    More photo's please
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    On the beach until 3pm.
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    Same spot with almost no beach on Sunday morning.
    It took about an hour to fill the entire beach.

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    The large crossing near bruintjieskraal. Glenco.
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    Default Re: Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    Any news on conditions in Baviaans, planning a trip this coming weekend.
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    Due to the amount of water at Smitskraal it was closed.
    I dont think it will be for long because it was more a flash flood.
    But Smitskraal will be the decider
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    VERY IMPORTANT.
    I heard two leopards on Friday night. One very loud and the other a softer call.
    Never had the torch, this was around 2am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imgreg View Post
    VERY IMPORTANT.
    I heard two leopards on Friday night. One very loud and the other a softer call.
    Never had the torch, this was around 2am.
    Ooh you like to brag and rub it in being allowed in Baviaans
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    Nice setup you got there.
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    Nice! Also want to take my landy through the Baviaans. Doing grootrivierpoort in 3 weeks time.

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    Default Re: Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    Confirmed, Baviaans open strictly for 4x4's only, we are going through this weekend. Will report back on conditions etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlam86 View Post
    Confirmed, Baviaans open strictly for 4x4's only, we are going through this weekend. Will report back on conditions etc.
    Looking forward to feedback as we are going there next weekend. Camping at Bruintjies Kraal , but will drive through the kloof on Saturday.

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    Default Re: Baviaans at the moment - Closed

    Any more pics? I see there is hopefully some more rain coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin_85 View Post
    Any more pics? I see there is hopefully some more rain coming
    More rain means one of two things - CLOSED or EXCITEMENT ....

    Am planning to go through Baviaans next week - Week of 18th Feb - would welcome any updates as well please

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