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    Does anyone know if the Bloukrans Pass is open? Would like to skip the Toll Road.
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    Ek dink slegs op eie risiko. Baie toegegroei.

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    Yes, open
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornelisVoigt View Post
    Ek dink slegs op eie risiko. Baie toegegroei.
    Hoe erg?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kooskop View Post
    Yes, open
    Can one go right through to the Western Cape?
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    Yes, you can go all the way from Coldstream to Nature's Valley.

    However, just be VERY careful going up on the Western Cape side. Since it is officially closed, the cyclists use it a lot. They tend to come down the hill at high speed, using the entire width of the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Yes, you can go all the way from Coldstream to Nature's Valley.

    However, just be VERY careful going up on the Western Cape side. Since it is officially closed, the cyclist use it a lot. They tend to come down the hill at high speed, using the entire width of the road.
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    Ja dit is oop. Ons is onlangs daarduer.

    Wees versigtig, Daar is baie mense wat die pad ry. Dis nogal n tourist hotspot. Ek het seker 5 jaar laas die tolpad gery.

    Daar is oral Sign op wat se die pad is toe. Ignoreer dit maar net, Ek het self 2 polisie karre gesien, en hulle was vriendlik.

    Vat jou tyd en geniet die "Lost World"

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    Default Re: Is the Bloukrans Pass open?

    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Yes, you can go all the way from Coldstream to Nature's Valley.

    However, just be VERY careful going up on the Western Cape side. Since it is officially closed, the cyclists use it a lot. They tend to come down the hill at high speed, using the entire width of the road.
    Maybe the cyclist should be careful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Maybe the cyclist should be careful?
    Yip, but the problem is colliding with one of these guys whilst riding a big adventure bike as I was puts you both in hospital if you're lucky.

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    Default Re: Is the Bloukrans Pass open?

    Ek wonder of die pad nie gesluit is, a.g.v. onstabiele rotsformasies nie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouwens View Post
    Yip, but the problem is colliding with one of these guys whilst riding a big adventure bike as I was puts you both in hospital if you're lucky.
    true, that
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    Quote Originally Posted by bostoe View Post
    Ek wonder of die pad nie gesluit is, a.g.v. onstabiele rotsformasies nie?

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    In the early 80's we used to race each other through Bloukrans and Grootrivier passes. 2.5 hrs from St. Albans to Knysna. One of our friends drove into the back of a donkey cart on the PE side of the river. Towing him to St. Albans, the tow vehicle braked for a Grysbok running across the road at Van Stadens bridge, and the towed vehicle drove into the back of it. 2 Klaps, 1 evening
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    In the early 80's we used to race each other through Bloukrans and Grootrivier passes. 2.5 hrs from St. Albans to Knysna. One of our friends drove into the back of a donkey cart on the PE side of the river. Towing him to St. Albans, the tow vehicle braked for a Grysbok running across the road at Van Stadens bridge, and the towed vehicle drove into the back of it. 2 Klaps, 1 evening
    Yes, the pass is open.
    Sounds like an eventful day. Happy you all made it to tell the tale.

    Thanks for the update, when lockdown is lifted - we will drive the route.
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