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    Pictures and updates on Baviaans and Kouga routes?
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    Greetings, I hope this is the right place. I want to do Baviaans west to east in 10 days time. Did it once before a while back and noted a few places where it might become impassable with heavy rain. After the recent rains and Karoo flash floods, does anyone know what the conditions are currently? My Pathfinder has a low wading depth (some 450cm).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traf View Post
    Greetings, I hope this is the right place. I want to do Baviaans west to east in 10 days time. Did it once before a while back and noted a few places where it might become impassable with heavy rain. After the recent rains and Karoo flash floods, does anyone know what the conditions are currently? My Pathfinder has a low wading depth (some 450cm).
    We did the Baviaans this week. Monday in from Patensie and out yesterday back through Patensie. Was brilliant to be in the Kloof during the rain. There was some nice poodles but nothing hectic or any big wash aways.

    No issues on the track and the pass and the gravel road from the reserve to Willowmore. Totally fine for any 4x4 with standard vehicle height.

    It’s nice and green with lots of antílope sightings in the reserve. Enjoy the trip and the plenty of shallow water crossings.
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    we went from Duiwekloof to Patensie on the 3rd January, 3 cars towing heavy trailers and roads were fine. deepest water was probbaly 20cm.

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    We completed the entire route on the 30th of December with my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. ( with offroad tyres fitted) We entered just after Willow more, and we paid an entrance fee.

    Some sections are overgrown, so you will pick up scratches, there are sections where you can slash tyres, and of the river crossings there was 1 where I had to lift the air suspension to the highest setting to avoid water ingress at the doors.

    Concrete tracks are broken at some places and washed away, so be careful not to drop a wheel into the void,
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    Seems it's closed again
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    Having quite a lot of rain on this side of the world.
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    Seems open again.
    No idea what Smitskraal will be like.
    If i was not booked at Addo i would go look see.
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    Good morning guys. Just to confirm, is the road open again? Also, any idea what the conditions are like after the rain...will be going through on my 1200GS in a week’s time.

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    Don't know about conditions but I have also heard that the kloof is open again

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    Baviaans - Western Side.
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    Did the Kouga route form Doringkloof over the Mountain to Kareedouw. And for some reason, I cant find my pictures. That happens when you copy all the pics to separate folders on your phone. Will try and do a recovery on my SD card for the pics.

    In Short. The drive from the western Side of the Baviaans over the mountain is in general good condition. Used low range on 2 occasions to decent on a slippery slope. My main concern was side wall damage as the first 50& is extremely rocky. I kept my tyres at 2 bar. Route can easily be done in 4x2, I just used Low range as i had it. Buddy vehicle was 2x4,and he didnt struggle. He had to use diff lock on a few occasions.

    Drove at a comfortable pace and it took us about 6.5 hours to reach the Tarmac at Karedouw. (From Doringkloof)

    Pictures does not do the sights justice. You have to go there to experience it.

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    Thanks for the updates guys! Will also send pics after our trip that starts in a week’s time.

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    Default Re: Baviaans Kloof and Kouga Route Road Conditions

    Does anyone have any info regarding when the R332 through the park will open again? Apparently it was open a while ago for a couple of days, but then closed again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTolbos View Post
    Does anyone have any info regarding when the R332 through the park will open again? Apparently it was open a while ago for a couple of days, but then closed again...
    I have called every single number I have for Baviaans. From bookings in EL to the Reserve manager's cell. Eight different numbers. I even tried calling Chris at Doringkloof on the 3 different numbers I have for him. Every single one is disconnected at present. I'm guessing there's an issue with Telkom and no one is attending to it.

    I'm quite eager to take a drive and go look for myself
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    Juan, the last time I went with you lot and the group, we through the mountains, which were bleak and burnt. I take it all the vegetation has recovered making it a scenic ride now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Juan, the last time I went with you lot and the group, we through the mountains, which were bleak and burnt. I take it all the vegetation has recovered making it a scenic ride now.
    Yeah I'm guessing it's much nicer now Craig.
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    Was die naweek op doringkloof.
    Berg lyk al baie beter, maar is nog droog kol kol.
    Baie pin stripes gekry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Was die naweek op doringkloof.
    Berg lyk al baie beter, maar is nog droog kol kol.
    Baie pin stripes gekry.
    Dis darm baie groener as toe ons laas daar was. Ons het ook verskriklik baie "pin stripes" gekry. Ek dink daar sit nou nog van hulle op die Donkie. Die proteas se gebrande takke was die ergste maar mooi bly mooi en ek wil graag weer binnekort soentoe. Kry net nie vir Chris of sy broer op Doringkloof in die hande nie.
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