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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    It's properly rough - not just a cruise.
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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    I noticed too, earlier this year, that a few places close to the top were quite rough.
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    Just went up the pass on the 26th November , the pass is most definitely rough , not a gentle drive. Took my cadac and braaied , it was great .

    There are some bad sections there and coming down the pass towards the north side , there is one really bad obstacle which was caused by very bad soil erosion, it created a little channel/stream for the water to follow through .

    I would not suggest doing this in wet weather , I definitely won't attempt it even in my Pajero sport.

    Saying all that , it's a must do , plan on doing another trip up with the family and friends .

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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    Has anyone done this trip in the last month or so? What is the current state?

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    Its about the same as previous times maybe a bit rougher. I don't think I will attempt it with a softroader unless if it has proper ground clearance.
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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    What I have noticed over time is that the top section stays the same, but that the bottom sections are getting worse. It seems as if more top soil gets washed away when it rains exposing more rocks.
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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    Did the pass end of Feb this year and was surprised at how bad some of the sections where. The right line will get most soft-roaders up with a bit of planning. It would be one hell of a bumpy ride without low-range and a hard workout for the clutch on manuals.

    It is however worth doing as the views are great and its a worthwhile drive to stretch the 4x4 legs again.
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    So as to not open a whole new thread for this, seems it's been a year since last post.

    It seems conditions of this pass are continuously degrading. I'm wanting to do this pass this weekend (but both directions). I recall driving the pass a couple years ago from the south side in an old manual xtrail, car managed okayish but it just ate it clutch on the way up. Will be doing it in a 2013 automatic xtrail this time round.

    Still fairly new to off roading so don't have the world of experience under my belt, so just interested to know what current conditions are like? But I think more importantly, where are these caves that are being mentioned? I've accidentally got my little one interested in finding the cave.
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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    I was there about 2 months ago with a Jimny, I had no issues but it was quite bumpy.



    With regards to the cave, Its more like a hole in the hillside i.e., maybe 2m deep, and people have vandalized it and made fire inside.

    Its still a nice morning drive, we usually stop at the top and make a brekkie and coffee.

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    Default Re: Breedtsnek pass - Info for Softroaders

    Drove it back to back today, started off South side heading towards Buffelspoort. Stopped off at Buffalo Grill for a quick lunch and headed back the other direction.

    Cave really isn't much to write home about bit the little one had an absolute blast with it. Spent some time driving off all the side roads as well amd came across an old abandoned (what looks to be) guest house / lodge. If anyone has any info on this place, the wife has become far to involved with what happened to this place (some pics below for context).

    Yeah, a little bumpy (maybe even a little annoyingly so), a couple sections that could trick you up a little, especially in a "soft roader" but still very drivable (all these bits had little side "bypass" routes to get past which we opted not to use to make it at least a little interesting) I did the majority without even engaging 4wd. Eventually opted for it to limit wheel spin which on those rocks is a quick way to earn a puncture.

    0/10 would do it in the wife's i10 though.

    South to North was about a 2.5 hour trip with all our little exploring bits, North to South took about 20min.

    Still overall, a decent pass. Some nice views over the magalies region.
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    Apparently that abandoned house belonged to foreingers who got attacked in their house and thereafter went back overseas and then the house got vandalised to the state it is in today.

    Just be careful there. There are some homless people currently squatting in there and they will be very interested in your expensive personal belongings.

    Have you seen the waterfall and the kloof on the other side of what used to be the garden?
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