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    Default R364 Clanwilliam to Calvinia

    Hello all

    What is the status of this road, see the marked route below? Is it tar or gravel, and what is the condition of the road?

    Any information will be appreciated.

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    First part tar then gravel. Usually in a good condition. Quite a nice route to take actually
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    We took that road, well at least a big portion of that road about a month ago, condition was fine.

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    I unexpectedly hit the dirt on that road in an NV200 a year ago after a wrong turn... passed many many burst tyres on the route, negotiated corrugations and a small pass, but came out the other end OK.

    If I can do it in an NV200 (by accident), it's doable in just about anything else. Just don't drive like an idiot and you should be ok.
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    Default Re: R364 Clanwilliam to Calvinia

    Of our party of 3 cars, we wrote off two tyres, recently graded road throwing up very sharp rock fragments.

    As a scenic route, yes, as part of a long trip, not worth the risk in my option.

    The road via van Rhynsdorp is scenic in its right and worth a look.

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    Default Re: R364 Clanwilliam to Calvinia

    Hi

    Lost a tyre on this road in Jan 2020, but still worth it. Very scenic road.

    Actually planning another trip in June, also a nice crossing from NC into WC during current conditions.

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    Jip I'm now also a fan of this road, did it about 2 weeks ago north to south (don't worry it was all legal and above board, permits and all), having previously done it south to north on route to Kgalagadi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Jip I'm now also a fan of this road, did it about 2 weeks ago north to south (don't worry it was all legal and above board, permits and all), having previously done it south to north on route to Kgalagadi.
    Current condition?

    Any annoying stops between the provinces?

    2 brilliant mountain passes, can't wait.

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    The road surface was fine, the Botterkloof Pass was newly graded (is that the correct term? die stootskraper was daar )

    No road blocks, I in fact made two legal trips, the first one was to Calvinia, about 2 weeks ago. Up on the N7 from Cape Town : one roadblock in Piketberg, very relaxed, just had a friendly chat no checking of documents. Just outside VanRhynsdorp on the way to the pass was a big roadblock, but I was waved through. In Calvinia was a big roadblock : My temperature was taken and my ID number was noted in two separate books, but I was not asked for permits.

    On the way back I took the R364 to Clanwilliam and then the gravel road east of the Olifants River to Citrusdal. Outside Citrusdal was a roadblock but they were more concerned about incoming than outgoing traffic and again I was waved through. No further roadblocks all the way to Durbanville.

    My second trip was 10 days ago with a group that delivered animal fodder to Sutherland. Our route was a bit of a zig zag: Wellington, Tulbagh, Worcester and then N 1. There was a big blockade at the Sutherland turnoff, but trucks, bakkies and commercial vehicles were wave through, only sedan cars had to stop. Coming back via the same route 2 days later, I was not stopped at all.

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    Default Re: R364 Clanwilliam to Calvinia

    Very scenic road and I prefer it to the VanRhynsdorp route - if you are not in a hurry. Did it last year with the Hyundai H1 with normal road tires and did not have any issues.
    Enjoy.

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    Traveled it today. No issues, used a 2x4 duster.

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