R67- Queens town via Fort Beaufort to Grahamstown





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    Default R67- Queens town via Fort Beaufort to Grahamstown

    Will be using this route this year 'cause Im sick and tired of the Hofmeyer
    Steinsburg roads. Also the Bloem to Gariep -200ks- is a real pain, nice road but so boring (and there in lies the real danger.)
    So this time round we will go the old way as mentioned in the title.
    Anyone been on the R67 lately?
    Any comments will be welcomed.

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    Did the route last year - beautiful scenery, not too heavy traffic. The road surface deteriorates a bit on the Ecca Pass between Fort Beaufort and Grahamstown, but nothing serious. You do have to watch out for the taxis but they are generally fairly well behaved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Weaver View Post
    Did the route last year - beautiful scenery, not too heavy traffic. The road surface deteriorates a bit on the Ecca Pass between Fort Beaufort and Grahamstown, but nothing serious. You do have to watch out for the taxis but they are generally fairly well behaved.

    Tony
    Thanks for the heads up Tony
    Taxis heh?
    That could stuff up the view..

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    I did that piece last week after doing the Baviaans. If I recall correctly, it was quite a pleasant piece of road. Not too much traffic. We stopped at the museum in Fort Beaufort and if you have the time, it is well worth it
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    Thanks Gert
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    Hi Eric1,
    Do yourself a favour and visit the Ferndale 4x4 route just outside Cathcart while you're passing. It has stunning camping facilities (and a chalet) if you just want an overnight stop. But if you can, then do the 4x4 route too.

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