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    Default Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    After being closed down for a while, the Ebutsini 4x4 Trail is open again.

    I am planning to do the route Sunday 15 December 2019 or Monday 16 December 2019. If any of you want to join, you are welcome. You can contact me on 0seven8422349five.

    I created a fly over of the trail in Google Earth and it can be found here. https://youtu.be/lgRg6VBXABE

    The scenery promises to be fantastic and I was told that it could be rated as a 3+ trail with some sections that will require good concentration.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    There are 2 of us going thus far. We are planning on doing a day trip from Nelspruit to do the trail with a braai/picnic on the route.

    For now we are planning to do the trail on Monday 16 Dec, the public holiday. You are still welcome to contact me if you would like to join us.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    do you have contact number for whoever manages trail.

    last few times i inquired i been turned down.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    That great news that its open again- is it under new management ?

    will give it a go after xmas- unfortunately will be away on the 16th.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    They had a re-opening during the weekend of 18 October. I got new contact details and spoke to a very friendly and helpful lady. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    That looks like a nice trail, how long does it take to complete, distance?
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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    About 30km. Apparently 4-5 hours.
    Quote Originally Posted by All -in -one View Post
    That looks like a nice trail, how long does it take to complete, distance?

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniek View Post
    They had a re-opening during the weekend of 18 October. I got new contact details and spoke to a very friendly and helpful lady.
    you are the star.
    thanks.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    Date now set for Sunday 15 December 2019. Planning to leave Nelspruit around 06:00. Entrance fee of R350/vehicle.

    Contract me if you want to join us.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    I would love to see some pics / video of the trail. Unfortunately I dont own a 4x4 at the moment. Looking to get one in Dec, busy comparing prices from stealers. I am not really into trails anymore as your vehicle gets scratched alot! But if this trail is in good shape with bushes trimmed etc I might reconsider.
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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    Will do.

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    We had a great trip yesterday. We ended up to be 8 vehicles.

    This is not a highly technical trail. There are some steep inclines and declines where low range is required. But I would say that the focus will be more the scenery rather than testing your vehicle or your own skills.

    This trail was closed down for a couple of years do to some mining activities. But fortunately it re-opened a month or so ago. The original route is on T4A. However the route has changed over the last couple of km's as the river crossing has washed away quite badly. And even you do manage to get through the river somehow, fences has been put up on the other side blocking your way. This is a pity, as there was a donga or 2 that one had to cross that made up a little bit for the "leisurely" drive up to there. I will be sending the updated route to T4A.

    Here are some pictures. I will do a video of the trip in the next day or 2.

    PS. The Land Cruiser's bonnet was open to access the air compressor. HaHa. A stick did some damage to my tyre's sidewall and we temporarily plugged it. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    Here is a link to a fast forward dashcam video of the complete trail we did.

    https://youtu.be/4cNqdcrpF1w

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    Thanks for all the effort Danie. It was a nice day out. And thanks for crarifying the open bonnet section....
    Looking forward to the next trip together

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    Default Re: Ebutsini 4x4 Trail

    A video of the donga we went through.

    https://youtu.be/HfBrrqy3yyQ

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