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Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

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Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby HiltonP » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:47 pm

We visited the Cape Point nature reserve yesterday and were really surprised at the poor condition of the tar roads within the park. There were large numbers of potholes right throughout the park, many of which were potential wheel breakers.

With the primary tourist season just a month away the road conditions can only deteriorate further. This is the first time we have noticed the roads to be in such poor condition within the park. It seems that somebody has taken their eye off the maintenance ball.

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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby Hugh » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:02 pm

I think the poor conditionis are due to the hundreds of tourist buses along the route and they dont travel at the allowed 60 either ..They have also had some heavy rain and storms and wind in the area too But I hope something is done before the Big festive seasonrush
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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby HiltonP » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:31 pm

Fair point Hugh, but we live in the area and visit the park regularly and I have never been the roads in such poor condition. Yes, we have had a lot of rain this winter, but more the reason to keep their eye on the maintenance of the roads. No other roads outside the park show such signs of deterioration.

The park enjoys one of the highest entrance fees in the country, and arguably as one of the lowest potential maintenance costs (they must have the shortest perimeter fences all our parks, and none of the expenses involved in managing the Big 5).

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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby yoda » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:18 am

Does anyone know if the roads have been fixed?

I plan on visiting this coming January.

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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby HiltonP » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:00 pm

We visited the park this weekend and noticed that repair work had been done to a lot of the roads, although there were still too many potholes for our liking.

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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:36 pm


Hi all, Any news on the state of the roads lately?

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Re: Cape Point nature reserve, poor conditions of roads.

Unread postby AstroMatt » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:01 pm

Roads were in a good state two weeks ago when i visited last. This was just after the controlled burns.
Lots of game on the road to Olifantsbos, Baboons picking through the burned area, Bontebok, Ostriches and a few Cape Mountain Zebras (one good looking foal too).
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