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Madlabantu 4 x 4 Adventure Trail

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Madlabantu 4 x 4 Adventure Trail

Unread postby JCM » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:31 pm

Ditto Micmic!!
I also did enjoy the "wild" factor!!
GO FOR IT, you won't regret it either.

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Re: Madlabantu Adventure 4x4 Trail......anyone done it?

Unread postby Senyetse » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:48 am

Just a note to everyone:
A 4 wheel drive is required to minimize damage caused by spinning wheels, even if not needed one should always do offroad trails in 4 wheel drive (H4).
In fact any gravel road driving should be done in high range 4x4 (or true 4x4 in softroaders) - it minimises damage to the road and is a lot safer by improving handling.
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Re: Madlabantu Adventure 4x4 Trail......anyone done it?

Unread postby Scipio » Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:57 pm

This is the most demanding of the 4 trails in Kruger. Low range, high clearance is suggested. :whistle:

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Re: Madlabantu Adventure 4x4 Trail......anyone done it?

Unread postby Jaco V » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:45 am

We did the Madlabantu trail in January.
This trail is definitely not to be taken lightly.
It is not called "Man eater" for nothing.

I did a report on our experience of this trail here: A tale of tall grass, insects and a damp spot.......

In short, this trail should rather be done in the dry months.
A vehicle with low range, diff-lock and good ground clearance is advisable.
Game spotting was not the best, but then in January the bush is very dense.

I would recommend this trail.
It has a good mix of bush solitude and a decent 4x4 experience
Jakes


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