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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Pretoriuskop to Afsaal
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:53 am 
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As far as I can tell, just general maintenance on it, possibly resurfacing and smoothing, I believe, from comments I have seen that it was in pretty bad shape before.
So hopefully when its reopened at the end of October it should be in much better condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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This is one of the roads in the park called a "suicide road"

Once you on it you stuck with it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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I have just returned from Pretoriuskop, and found the Voortrekker road to have less game than last year, partly due to the heavy rain one night, but improving later on.

Brilliant for wild dog sightings -- saw 2 near Jock of the Bushveld, a pack of 10 closer to Afsaal, and a pack of 7 right at the beginning near Pretoriuskop!

Currently daily sightings of 2 cheetah males around Vervoer Dam, and a single male on the S3 about 5 km before the Phabeni intersection...

Enjoy the Voortrekker road!

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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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Hi, I also enjoy driving this road. That being said, I have only driven the road twice in December '11 for the first time! Very smooth surface. It really looks promising. Only major sighting was a hyena den, but will do it again!


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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
This is a road of history. Kipling, Jock, Harry Wolhuter.. all our heros travelled there.


For this reason :D we always make time to take a trip on that road when we are in that region - to remember them :thumbs_up:. I think it would be great to have a guide or booklet with a short narrative of all the places of interest which will guide a traveler interested in historical Kruger. I would enjoy undertaking such a historical journey from northern Kruger to southern Kruger :) .

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 Post subject: Re: Voortrekker Road
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Grantmissy, I wish that Harry Wolhuter's "Memories of a Game Ranger" would be republished. It is gold.
Having read his book.. more than a couple of times, the road captures me.

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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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Has anyone been on the Voortrekker Road in the last couple of weeks? If you have, would love to hear the condition and if it is very corrugated? Hoping to use it next week to get down to Berg en Dal to avoid being caught up in the stop/goes in the gorge

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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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Hi SG

We drove it a few days ago and thought it was fine, but not sure what it was like previously.

Certainly there were corrugated sections but not too serious. Did not have any problems.

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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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Thanks VR - just dont want our dentures being rattled out of our mouths :lol:
Couple of weeks ago did the dirt road toMlondozi and it was pretty horrific

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 Post subject: Re: Pretoriuskop easy to visit spots
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Has anyone recently done Voortrekker Road from P'Kop to Afsaal? Insterested to know the state of the road

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 Post subject: Voortrekker road
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Morning forumites. God willing will be at one my favourite places from the 2nd to the 7th september. 2 days at PK, 3 at Skuk and 1 at satara. has anyone travelled on Voortrekker road recently? What is the condition and how were the sightings? :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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We drove this road 3 weeks ago. Road conditions not too bad. We didn't even see an impala on this road. Maybe the animals heard i'm going to travel this road and looked for shelter... :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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Wow Alf, does not look very promising. Will monitor for more replies, perhaps closer to the time. :(


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 Post subject: Re: H2-2 Voortrekker Road.
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Hi Yusuf :)
I think on the day, anything is possible. A lot of people do not see a thing and when you get back to a Camp, you hear people say "i saw that and that on the H2-2". Sooo, i believe it is realy on the day...any where in Kruger. :)

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