Old Pont Malgas - Breede River





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    Default Old Pont Malgas - Breede River

    Thought Id share this as I used this Pont many time and is part of a long history to the area

    Old Pont finally been taken out.

    New Pont was already there is February when I was there last
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    Default Re: Old Pont Malgas - Breede River

    Actually it's quite cool to know that they haven't replaced this with a bridge.

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    Glad there is a new one, the old one had a nail on the hinge of the loading flap. punctured my tyre while driving on, just my luck. I held things up a bit changing the wheel.
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    Default Re: Old Pont Malgas - Breede River

    atleast I can say I have experienced a manual pont in (as well as my kids and wife) went over last year. Chatted to the Oom who owns the farm just over the pont on the left. This was due to happen August/September last year.

    Also mention a boat incident that happened with the cable and boat owner, as one of the reasons also for replacing.


    The Pont was due for some maintenace/upgrade last year already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne P View Post
    atleast I can say I have experienced a manual pont in (as well as my kids and wife) went over last year. Chatted to the Oom who owns the farm just over the pont on the left. This was due to happen August/September last year.

    Also mention a boat incident that happened with the cable and boat owner, as one of the reasons also for replacing.


    The Pont was due for some maintenace/upgrade last year already
    We have been going down to Infanta since my dad was in nappies - The ponts always been a great part of the areas history - Considering that Swellendam was the 2nd established two in SA, its pretty cool. The area has lots of rich history, its just hard to find.

    Yeah there was a skiing incident there a long time ago, and the death definitely is a reason, but I think it's mainly more about the unrepairable state the pont is in. The motorised one will be safe, faster etc.

    Looking forward to testing it in the next few months hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JadeDsantos View Post
    We have been going down to Infanta since my dad was in nappies - The ponts always been a great part of the areas history - Considering that Swellendam was the 2nd established two in SA, its pretty cool. The area has lots of rich history, its just hard to find.

    Yeah there was a skiing incident there a long time ago, and the death definitely is a reason, but I think it's mainly more about the unrepairable state the pont is in. The motorised one will be safe, faster etc.

    Looking forward to testing it in the next few months hopefully.
    If I remember correctly, the ski accident was more towards Robertson and not at the pont.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanieG View Post
    If I remember correctly, the ski accident was more towards Robertson and not at the pont.
    Mmmmm.... I cannot confirm or deny. I was always told by the local that is was at the hotel, which is next to the pont.

    I heard it was a pont cable, and there are no more ponts up river, I am not even sure you can ski that high up?

    This is a seperate incident that happened: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afr...ccident-364345
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    Default Re: Old Pont Malgas - Breede River

    Farmer was clear that is was the cable of the Pont,

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