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H2-2 Voortrekker Road.

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H2-2 Voortrekker Road.

Unread postby alf » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 am

I've done this road a few years ago and you get places that is very narrow. Not enough space to turn around with a trailer if a big ellie stands in the middle of the road. Didn't see much on it. Also 2 places where you cross very narrow low water bridges. If you drive it in the late afternoon with the sun setting before you it can get tricky to get over those bridges because the sun reflects on the water and you can't see the edge of the bridge.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:36 am

I think the Voortrekker road is one of the best drives in S Kruger and no problem at all for a trailer....you have rare antelope..(Sable, Reedbuck, Lichtensteins Hartebeest, etc) Lots of White Rhino, and beautiful ship mountain..ja I would definitely go for it if I were in your position
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Unread postby mariusc » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:38 am

thanks peter. I'm certainly going to do the voortrekker road this year. I cant believe we've never travelled this road. hope we'll have a good sable sighting.

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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Moira de Swardt » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:43 pm

Rooikat wrote:Is Voortrekker road now tarred?


No. And there were quite a few "riffles" in it, but it is in good condition. I had an excellent leopard sighting on it a few days ago.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Nopflip » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:27 pm

Yahya wrote:Hows the voortrekker road been recently? Anybody been throught it lately?


We travelled that road a few months ago and it wasn't to bad. But we never used it with a trailer before.

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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Tony Park » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:54 pm

You'll be fine with a trailer.

The Voortrekker Road has always been a bit hit and miss for us, but on the "hit" end of the scale we've seen all the Big five, plus wild dog.

Also, as others have mentioned, you can see Lichtenstein's Hartebeest and it's the only place I've ever seen a caracal/rooikat.

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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:05 pm

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All from Voortrekker road.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Yahya » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:32 am

Woohoooo, voortrekker road here I come!Butterflies in my stomach! MM you got me all worked up now! :dance: Cant wait.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:28 pm

Keep your hair on Yahya,

Also on V'trekker Rd.

At end of april, I woke a cheetah about 12 km from Pkop, and it played in the road for about 10 minutes then trotted away from us and eventually off into the bush. When we got to Afsaal, the first left turn south of it had wild dogs about 50 metres down, on the road.

Next day, a leopard scampered down a no entry road closer to Pkop, the one where the sign is coming off.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Adansonia » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:57 pm

Some of my recent sightings on the Voortrekker road:

Lichtensteins hartebeest on 15 May 2009 - close to Ship mountain

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Two leopards on 8 May 2010 - close to Voortrekker waterhole

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Youngster in a hurry to get to mom

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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby flying cheetah » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:59 pm

:clap: :clap: great sightings
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby BunnyHugger » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:15 am

We did this road in 2007 with a trailer and had no problems at all. It was very productive (in July) and we saw many Steenbok, White Rhino and even a Sable, among other general game.

Did it again in 2008 with the same car and trailer and saw ellies close to Pretoriuskop and very little else for the rest of the ride.

So the road was fine for a trailer and imagine that it will be so still.

Hope you have a great trip. Look out for the Scops owl at Afsaal.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:35 am

Parts of it were bad at the end of April.
Didn't see too much in the way of animals, but birding was reasonable. Took it very slow, especially the first 15km.
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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby jacks » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:04 pm

Drove it in April with toyota verso and nothing fell off! I saw plenty of white rhino.

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Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:03 am

Can anyone tell us what they are doing to the road? It is closed for maintenance.


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