Biedouw Valley





Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Biedouw Valley

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default Biedouw Valley

    We spent a lovely weekend in the Biedouw valley.

    As words seldom express these weekends, I will just post a few pics .....

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Biedouw2010 009.jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	97.3 KB 
ID:	69444

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Biedouw2010 021.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	164.3 KB 
ID:	69445

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Biedouw2010 022.jpg 
Views:	96 
Size:	142.7 KB 
ID:	69446

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6715 (Large).jpg 
Views:	105 
Size:	86.0 KB 
ID:	69447

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6735 (Large).jpg 
Views:	130 
Size:	176.3 KB 
ID:	69448

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6738 (Large).jpg 
Views:	113 
Size:	152.8 KB 
ID:	69449

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6742 (Large).jpg 
Views:	115 
Size:	147.3 KB 
ID:	69450

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6753 (Large).jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	97.0 KB 
ID:	69451

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6762 (Large).jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	132.6 KB 
ID:	69452

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6767 (Large).jpg 
Views:	126 
Size:	174.3 KB 
ID:	69453

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default

    Nog n paar fotos.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6784 (Large).jpg 
Views:	68 
Size:	149.3 KB 
ID:	69455

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6791 (Large).jpg 
Views:	77 
Size:	96.6 KB 
ID:	69456

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6793 (Large).jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	121.0 KB 
ID:	69457

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6796 (Large).jpg 
Views:	84 
Size:	33.5 KB 
ID:	69458

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6804 (Large).jpg 
Views:	92 
Size:	98.4 KB 
ID:	69459

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6806 (Large).jpg 
Views:	77 
Size:	69.8 KB 
ID:	69460

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6825 (Large).jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	112.1 KB 
ID:	69461

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6829 (Large).jpg 
Views:	84 
Size:	103.8 KB 
ID:	69462

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Kuilsriver
    Age
    52
    Posts
    332
    Thanked: 9

    Default

    Chris ,eks nou sommer ook lus vir naweek hou !Waar in die Biedouw was julle?
    Die opset daar agter in jou bakkie lyk lekker prakties vir 2 mense op so n naweek trippie !
    leon
    Leon Volschenk
    Discovery 3 V8

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default

    Leon dit is die pad van Clanwilliam na Calvinia, dan draai jy af na Wuppertal. Kort na die draai sien jy n vallei - dit is die Biedouw vallei.

    Daar is n Gastehuis (self service) - Mertenhof Gaste Huis, en langs dit n kampeer area. Ek het ongelukkig nie die kontak besonderhede nie, ons het saam met n groep gegaan wat al die reelings getref het.

    R150 vir die trail
    R100 per nag vir die twee van ons.

    Daar is lopende water, toilet geriewe en storte - maar daar is beslis nie genoeg water druk vir n behoorlike stort nie

    Jy kan braai hout daar koop, die res sal jy als moet saam neem.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    CAPE TOWN ,SOUTH AFRICA
    Age
    69
    Posts
    14,078
    Thanked: 502

    Default

    Nice pics Chris, maybe a 4x4 community weekend there might be nice
    ORA
    -------------------------
    Ian

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Stellenryk, Bellville
    Age
    63
    Posts
    3,267
    Thanked: 290

    Default

    Mertenhof behoort aan die Lubbes - Google op "Biedouw valley accommodation" en jy sal dit vind. Daar is ook nog Enjolife farm in die Biedouw waar jy kan oorbly.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    2007 Colt Rodeo 3000I V6 D/C 4x4
    Dual battery system
    57 mm freeflow system
    General Grabber AT3's
    Challenger Bundu Basher Off-road trailer aka Bos Parra

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    66
    Posts
    343
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Dit lyk ongelooflik. Ek het al by die Lubbes gebly vir a naweek maar het nie die roete gedoen nie. Is die roete baie tegnies? Sal 'n persoon dit alleen kan aanpak of is dit beter om meer as een voertuig te wees?
    2006 Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 CDI A. Skid plate, rear airbags, Hannibal roofrack.
    GX300 radio. 276C. Waeco 500W inverter.
    AND a 2005 R1200GS

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Stellenryk, Bellville
    Age
    63
    Posts
    3,267
    Thanked: 290

    Default

    Die lubbes ry gewoonlik saam, sommer op hulle Quads. Ek het dit nie gedoen nie maar daar is nogal 'n taamlik steil gedeelte sommer reg in die begin.

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    2007 Colt Rodeo 3000I V6 D/C 4x4
    Dual battery system
    57 mm freeflow system
    General Grabber AT3's
    Challenger Bundu Basher Off-road trailer aka Bos Parra

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default

    Daai stukke reg in die begin IS die water skeiding ! As jy dit maak is die res "doenbaar".

    Ek glo daai roete gaan plein gevaarlik wees wanneer dit nat is, maar droog het die 2,5D-4D SRX daar uit ge-idle, MET diff lock. Ek dink daar is 2 of 3 plekke waar jy die roete gaan seermaak en moontlik jou voertuig beskadig as jy nie diff lock het nie (STEILTES met LOS klippe).

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default

    IAN - We left the Swartland Engen at 6:00 on Saturday morning. By 11:00 we were setting up camp, after a leirsurely drive and a few stops. Shortly afte 12:00 we started the trail, stopping at the water fall, the "poele" and again at the top of the mountain. By 15:30 we were back at the camp. Sunday we drove back via Wuppertal and Ceres, again a leisurely drive with multiple stops. Back home by 17:00

    Clearly more restfull for those that managed to drive up on Friday, but perfectly do-able for those that cant get out of the office early on Friday.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brackenfell
    Age
    58
    Posts
    2,084
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Very Nice Chris, we tackled it in April 2008 Easter weekend. Lovely to go when you can swim in the dam, river and mountain pools.

    When it is dry you battle a bit to get up the incline as well.

    Did you go up to the look out point on the right hand side of the main road. That's a long uphill too.

    There was cellphone reception up there. They had a honesty shop when we were there for honey, tea and firewood.

    We had were joined on the second night by a crowd that were totally out of control but fortunately they moved on the next day.

    We also went back via the gravel roads to Ceres.
    2010 3l D4D Hilux Raider DC, Burnco front bumper, Cooper STT's, Ironman Shocks and Coils, Stofpad Rocksliders and LCSP's
    <O></O>
    ORRA D04

    ZS1ASH

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bellville
    Age
    51
    Posts
    12,926
    Thanked: 1773

    Default

    Jip, we went all the way to the top. The one turn, just before the last STEEP section had my adrenaline glands in over drive ! You know you must turn, but other than the inside cliff you see NOTHING !! I just did not know if I was turning sharp enough ...

    The truly nice part was that I never felt like I was about to damage my vehicle.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Loevenstein
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,125
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Dit lyk en klink baie lekker.
    Sal `n plan moet maak.
    Dis hoeka tyd vir `n trippie.
    Paul Bothma ("Ore" so ken my familie my)
    2014 2.2 Ford Ranger XLS 4x4

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durbanville
    Age
    41
    Posts
    1,348
    Thanked: 29

    Default

    Just wanted to add some feedback about the Bidouw Eco-trail starting from Mertenhof farm.

    We did the trail this weekend, and enjoyed temendously! The trail starts with a steep incline of loose rocks. I was driving a Gen3 SWB Pajero (standard), and it managed just fine - traction control worked quite hard up the first slope on the loose rocks as the H/T tires slipped quite a lot (don't have a real diff lock).

    The views points along the trail are excellent - we took it easy and spend a full day on the trail, stopping for lunch, etc. In summer, it will be great to cool off in the rock pools.

    I really recommend this trail - it will not damage your vehicle if you choose your lines correctly, and it is very scenic!
    2005 Mitsubishi Pajero SWB 3.2 DiD GLS (sold)
    2008 Mitsubishi Pajero LWB 3.2 DiDc GLS

Similar Threads

  1. Biedouw Valley trails
    By andre plant in forum 4x4 Trails / Routes / Clubs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2010/04/02, 05:00 PM
  2. Biedouw Valley to Karoo
    By lupedelupe in forum 4x4 Trails / Routes / Clubs
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 2009/07/28, 07:34 PM
  3. Biedouw valley doring river
    By XT660R in forum Western Cape
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2008/12/29, 02:00 PM
  4. Biedouw Valley Doring River
    By XT660R in forum Western Cape
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2008/12/24, 07:36 PM
  5. Valley run 12 Oct 08
    By Fox4x4 in forum Kwazulu-Natal
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 2008/10/23, 02:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •