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    Default Most scenic route Centurion to Phalaborwa

    We are travelling the week-end from Centurion to the Mopani - KNP (Phalaborwa gate) and am not sure whether to take the quickest route (Centurion - Pietersburg - Tzaneen - Phalaborwa) or a more scenic route? via Middelburg - Lydenburg - Ohrigstad - Phalaborwa. My more scenic routes don't always end up a good idea and I am not too familiar with the alternative route. Any suggestions or advise would be much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobus Gouws View Post
    We are travelling the week-end from Centurion to the Mopani - KNP (Phalaborwa gate) and am not sure whether to take the quickest route (Centurion - Pietersburg - Tzaneen - Phalaborwa) or a more scenic route? via Middelburg - Lydenburg - Ohrigstad - Phalaborwa. My more scenic routes don't always end up a good idea and I am not too familiar with the alternative route. Any suggestions or advise would be much appreciated.
    Hi Cobus - neem die Lydenburg roete - baie meer om te sien. Die pad het maar baie slaggate tussen Dullstroom en Lydenburg, maar jy ry mos 'n Landy!

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    Hi Cobus, if you've got time and you want to do the Scenic route thing then I might suggest, Belfast - Dullstroom - Lydenburg - Sabie - Graskop - God's Window - Blyde Canyon - Hoedspruit - Palaborwa. If you stop and look around it might take you 10 to 12 hours, but very senic!!!!

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    Howzit Cobus , Im driving up from Cape Town on Sat, getting SWAMBO and kids at OR Tambo airport on Sun and going to Mopani camp as well on the Monday morning, so will be travelling almost the same route from Centurion, so I will be watching this threat , maybe see you around there.

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    Thanks guys. The Lydenburg route must defintely be the most scenic of the routes and I could start very early in order to make time. On the way back I would like to take a different route and maybe I could come back via Phalaborwa - Ohrigstad - Roossenekal - Middelburg. Do you guys know this route and your opinion?

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    The route i normally take from gauteng to phallies is from ORT to witbanks, belfast, dullstroom, lydenburg, ohrigstad, mica, phalagat. normally takes around 5 hrs. you need to watch out for potholes between dullstroom and lydenburg though and again sometimes between lydenburg and ohrigstad.

    The pretoria, plokwane,tzaneen route is only scenic through the mountains between polokwane and tzaneen.

    tip: stop at the petrol station at mica called SAMEY they make some really nice biltong and also have a bottle store to stock up if you dont stop in phalaborwa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider View Post
    Hi Cobus, if you've got time and you want to do the Scenic route thing then I might suggest, Belfast - Dullstroom - Lydenburg - Sabie - Graskop - God's Window - Blyde Canyon - Hoedspruit - Palaborwa. If you stop and look around it might take you 10 to 12 hours, but very senic!!!!

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    The route Robbiet suggested is the best, just don't miss the turn-off after the Strydom tunnel past Manoutsa resort on the left then approx 16km at the garage and Mad Dogz cafe you must swing left (otherwise you go to Hoedspruit), past a little rural settlement (WATCH FOR SPEEDTRAPS HERE), then turn right at the Phalaborwa turn-off after approx 10k's towards Mica. If you go Pietersburg/Tzaneen you get to see Magoebaskloof etc, but time wise both are about the same!
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    I agree, rather take the lydenburg road, take a stoll down to the echo caves, its on the way, just after ohrigstad, i hear its quite amazing.
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