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    Default Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Been watching some YouTube videos of Americans doing there weekend “overlanding” trios and got me thinking of doing a day or weekend outing by just using back roads/ gravel roads to a destination. I found an article of a round loop 280km to Parys using the R500. Anyone done it? Anyone know of something similar maybe to clarens or other trips?

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    pm sent.

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Thats a nice initiative!!! Im sure there is ways...someone out there knows sometging

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    The bikers and MTB guys are good resources for trails/roadtrips off tar. I tried to see recently, if its possible to get from JHB to DBN off tar but not so easy as it requires crossing privately owned land.
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    http://www.flamesonmytank.co.za/awes...2015%20Jan.htm

    This is the route I found for Parys, will give it a go over the weekend

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    So did you do the route to Paris over the weekend? Would like to know if still as described.
    Last edited by Cobus Gouws; 2019/10/24 at 04:25 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus Gouws View Post
    So did you do the route to Paris over the weekend? Would like to know if still as described.
    Sorry, missed your comment, going to attempt it today, will let you know

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Did the route on Saturday, actually worked out perfectly, turns out it was same day the flower parade was going on in parys.

    With regards to the route, was nice, roads are in good condition, nothing hectic just a pleasant route, saw a lot of guinea fowl on the way, also squirrels and I think we spotted a blue crane bird. Farms where nice and green. We took the same route back and spotted some impala, springbok, giraffe and hartiesbees bucks on some of the farms.

    Wife enjoyed it, will definitely do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadranko View Post
    pm sent.
    Will be doing the trip you sent me over the week between Christmas and new year
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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Ah thats awesome, can u give me a specific turn off point at Lenasia to access the gravel road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy50 View Post
    Ah thats awesome, can u give me a specific turn off point at Lenasia to access the gravel road?


    You need to take the R558, I just captured the below co-ordinates on google maps and followed it to each point.


    Waypoint parysdirt1 Road S26 18.453 E27 48.766
    Waypoint parysdirt1a Road S26 21.561 E27 44.966
    Waypoint parysdirt2 Road S26 24.828 E27 42.440
    Waypoint parysdirt3 Road S26 25.703 E27 41.648
    Waypoint parysdirt4 Road S26 33.246 E27 41.231
    Waypoint parysdirt5 S26 43.665 E27 35.151
    Waypoint parysdirt6 R 500 S26 46.942 E27 29.540
    Waypoint parysdirttar7 S26 53.312 E27 26.556

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Goin to attempt it now, should be interesting expecially after the rainfalls weve had...

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    This looks oh so much like my kind of route :inlove:

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Quote Originally Posted by goofy50 View Post
    Goin to attempt it now, should be interesting expecially after the rainfalls weve had...
    Let us know how it goes, rain should make it nice and muddy

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    So i attempted it yesterday, it was FUUUUN!!!!! Road was muddy right from start to finish! Drove HL the whole gravel sections. Felt like i was in mini Zambia in rainy season. Saw an opel kadett on the track aswell, must say they had fun also...letting the revs stay high :-)

    Couldnt find the impalas and giraffes etcs...but suspect they must be in the bushy area near parys?

    Rain started to pour harsh in Parys so we just drowned a draught and head back via freeway.

    Want to setup a convoy so we can drive it together sometime? Have a little play/fun. Will upload pictures...excuse my my dirty vehicle :-)

    Goofster

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    Default Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    Goofster, let me know when you want to do a convoy day drive, then we can take some other routes also in the area that are very sippery when wet, that will add to some more fun. Have been driving the back roads a lot on the area around Parys.
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