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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Hi Spook, there is a "Road to hell" and a road to "The Hell" or "Die Hel" and this is how I understand it..

    The one takes you to "Die Hel" from Swartberg Pass, and the other is a mountain pass called "Road to hell" (very rough) from near Vioolsdrif to a sandy beach against the Orange River
    Andrew - yes.

    The "Road to Hell" pass is just west of the kamchab river on the Namakwa Eco route. It's about 15km East of Vioolsdrift.

    From Spook's earlier post, I thought he was referring to the helskloof pass in the Richtersveld. Technically though, there are two "helskloof" passes in the Richtersveld. One between Sendelingsdrift and Eksteenfontein. And another one in the national park.

    Ignore my rambling... I see he did clarify whilst I was typing this...
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Respect
    Definitely.

    I've not done the Road to Hell. Yet. But it's on my bucket list so I've read up widely on it...

    However, the last thing I'd want to do is to tow something up and down that pass. Much respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iandvl View Post
    Andrew - yes.

    The "Road to Hell" pass is just west of the kamchab river on the Namakwa Eco route. It's about 15km East of Vioolsdrift.

    From Spook's earlier post, I thought he was referring to the helskloof pass in the Richtersveld. Technically though, there are two "helskloof" passes in the Richtersveld. One between Sendelingsdrift and Eksteenfontein. And another one in the national park.

    Ignore my rambling... I see he did clarify whilst I was typing this...

    It must have been quite hellish , those days..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    It must have been quite hellish , those days..
    That pass were built by old prospectors.
    They went up and down with Old series Landies.

    Over years the top soil whased away leaving the Rocky fill.
    Huge rock fell into the way just up from the dreaded steps. Think it will be hard to get past there with a trailer at this stage. Very little space for a vehicle to maneuver.

    On our trip a Fortuner broke a CV at the steps. Close to 5 hour recovery followed.
    Think I hold the record for reversing down the first part of the Pass as we used the Cruiser as a winch anchor.

    The beach at the bottom were overgrown when we were there. Not that easy to reach the river.
    Mighty have changed lately with the flood waters from the Orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    When I still owned the Xplorer I towed it to many places. Seems I have about zero pics of the roads towed on. Only of camp sites.
    Here the Xplorer is behind the best tow vehicle I have ever owned.
    I'm sure you do regret letting go of such a beautiful and extremely capable vehicle
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    Not bragging, but herewith our next bush holiday.

    Khaudum, Caprivi and Hwange – April 2011

    This trip took us through Botswana, entering Namibia at the Dobe Border Post. Sleeping one night at Drotsky’s Caves. From Tsumkwe we visited the Nyae Nyae Pans (water logged) and then it was off to Khaudum. Stayed at both Sikereti camp and Khaudum camp. Due to the time of the year and extremely thick bush, we could hardly see any animals, let alone an elephant! The 53 km exit road north of Khaudum took the better part of about 3 hours to complete.

    There after it was Rainbow River Lodge, Nambwa Campsite and Kwando River Lodge. Here we did a river trip and it was amazing. Again we entered Botswana, stayed over in Kasane for 2 days to do a day trip into Chobe. Then it was off to Hwange through the Pandamatenga Border Post. We opted to book their picnic sites to overnight. Stayed at Shumba, Jambile and Kennedy. Came home via Buluwayo and Francistown.
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    If it is allowed to use the term "van" creatively, well then, here I am towing my son's "van".

    Attempt 1: https://youtu.be/bcTNwegdox4

    Attempt 2: https://youtu.be/LVgLHmAgiZc

    Arrived!
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Not bragging, but herewith our next bush holiday.

    Khaudum, Caprivi and Hwange – April 2011

    This trip took us through Botswana, entering Namibia at the Dobe Border Post. Sleeping one night at Drotsky’s Caves. From Tsumkwe we visited the Nyae Nyae Pans (water logged) and then it was off to Khaudum. Stayed at both Sikereti camp and Khaudum camp. Due to the time of the year and extremely thick bush, we could hardly see any animals, let alone an elephant! The 53 km exit road north of Khaudum took the better part of about 3 hours to complete.

    There after it was Rainbow River Lodge, Nambwa Campsite and Kwando River Lodge. Here we did a river trip and it was amazing. Again we entered Botswana, stayed over in Kasane for 2 days to do a day trip into Chobe. Then it was off to Hwange through the Pandamatenga Border Post. We opted to book their picnic sites to overnight. Stayed at Shumba, Jambile and Kennedy. Came home via Buluwayo and Francistown.
    You have been to some very cool places with that van, Spook
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

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    Drakensberg for wild camping spot to Moremi

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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Okay I see I had a challenge with the comments.
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    2) 2008 Baviaanskloof
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    9) 2013 Mokgale NP
    10) 2013 towards Biedouw Valley
    11) 2013 Doing West Coast Flower Tour
    12) 2016 Part of Africa Trip to Malawi Lake. Hwange NP
    13) 2016 Notorius Binga to Karoi road Zim
    14) 2016 Matabeleland district still on Karoi Road
    15) 2016 Campsite Eastern Zambia
    16) 2016 McBride's camp Zambia
    17) 2016 Itikiti Lodge campsite near Mongu Western Zambia.
    18) 2016 Ferry Crossing into Liuwa Plain NP
    19) 2016 Liuwa Plain NP
    20) 2018 Aus to Sossusvlei
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Quote Originally Posted by JJJ View Post
    If it is allowed to use the term "van" creatively, well then, here I am towing my son's "van".

    Attempt 1: https://youtu.be/bcTNwegdox4

    Attempt 2: https://youtu.be/LVgLHmAgiZc

    Arrived!
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    Wow, surprised you both made it that far - i know that area very well and have seen far more capable vehicles getting stuck. Did you not have any height issues on some of those rocky sections?
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Hi Lemon,

    We left the XV just round the corner from there and went all the way to Voorste Klip with the Volvo.

    No height issues - 260mm ground clearance before deflation - but I'm a bit OT already, so rather have a look at Post #41 of the Volvo XC60 Review thread in the Softroader section.
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Have only owned my Oryx for about 2 years, have at least done about 6500km in the time (includes lockdown time!j

    But here are 2 photos, one at Ferndale in EC, the other near Fouriesburg.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Quote Originally Posted by tadhgocuilleain View Post
    I should probably mention that these photos were all taken in Ireland.
    I was going to ask as I thought, Eire, Scotland or one of the islands. EU plate :-)

    My Mother and sisters live in Galway and it looks familiar
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    Default Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Did Charlie's pass this weekend and then to "lelik pad" to Klein Pella Camp

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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Did the same trip with Hedgehog above.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    wrong thread!
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    Default Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Done Akkedis pass, was quite easy the first time.
    Some others places in the Richtersveld
    This was with the Echo 4 and 2.5 Ranger

    The BL-Kewer still new (Nov 2017 but done 27 000 km) and the Covid nonsense killed our plans a bit for Tankwa and down the West coast.
    Ithala and Mkuze
    The Echo been down all of the routes
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    NICE!

    At first glance the second pic looks like you are towing an "African Bruder EXP-5"
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