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    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know of beaches in Durban where one is allowed to drive? Going down later in Dec and would like to practice my sand driving skills.


    Thanks.

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    no beaches as far as I know
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    none at all

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    None.
    Beachwood Golf Course (Durban North) was the last place, and up until a few months ago you where allowed to drive on the beach from there to the Umgeni river provided you had a fishing license. They have done away with this.


    Heavy fines for anyone found driving on the beach, I wouldn’t risk it.
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    100% not permitted.
    Try much further north...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance D'aguiar View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone know of beaches in Durban where one is allowed to drive? Going down later in Dec and would like to practice my sand driving skills.


    Thanks.

    Lance.
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    Nowhere in Durban. About three hours up the coast there is some legal beach driving with permits. (Mapelane)

    Just a point, beach driving is not sand driving. There is a HUGE HUGE difference between driving on the beach and doing dunes or river beds etc.

    In the place I go, you have to be below the highwater mark, so you can only do it at low tide.

    If you get stuck, you have about three hours before you phone your insurer for a lift home.

    I know this doesnt really help but try Brakkenduine for a real sand experience.

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    Spot on Keith. In the days when the beaches were still open, we drove between the low and high tide marks. The only bit of sand driving was this bit of soft sand from the entrance to the hard sand. With enough momentum you can easily get over the soft sand.

    I've seen just about anything on our beaches, 4x4's, normal 2wd bakkies, lots of nissan 1400's, citi golfs and even a few brand new Opel vehicles splashing through the shallow sea water to test corrosion resistance on the vehicles

    On many of the beaches you just couldn't drive along the beach above the high tide mark, so we would go out at low tide and reverse up above the high tide mark. You then sit there and fish for a few hours while the tide came in and went out again, then only can you leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post

    Just a point, beach driving is not sand driving.

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    Thanks guys. With the above in mind, are any other areas in Durbs where one do some dune/sand driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance D'aguiar View Post
    Thanks guys. With the above in mind, are any other areas in Durbs where one do some dune/sand driving?
    Only on the beach

    The only places I know of for Sand/Dune/Beach are a few hours away.

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    why the endless desire to drive on a beach? It is something I will never understand amongst the 4x4 fraternity - it seems to be something that many just have to do.

    I have never had the desire to drive on a beach and have never understood why so many need to. The only thing I accept is a controlled area to launch boats.

    As far as I am concerned all beach driving should be banned, and that should be everywhere. If you have the urgent desire to fish somewhere remote and you need to drive on a beach to get there, then find somewhere else to fish.

    Anyone found driving on beaches should have their vehicles impounded and face stiff fines, in my opinion.

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    In case you didn't know, it has in fact been banned for years! Totally disagree with total ban! There are many ways to control rather than ban, IMHO
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    Not at all an endless desire to drive on the beach, just an endless desire to drive in sand. I live in Gauteng and finding sand here is certainly not a commodity. I've driven just about every other sort of terrain except sand. Hence the 'desire'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre plant View Post

    Anyone found driving on beaches should have their vehicles impounded and face stiff fines, in my opinion.
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