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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Great news indeed, thanks Elsa. When staying at Satara for a longer period we usually add this road as a option to our morning drive. Had great sightings on it as well.


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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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MarkusF wrote:
Great news indeed, thanks Elsa. When staying at Satara for a longer period we usually add this road as a option to our morning drive. Had great sightings on it as well.


Am I right.........still closed.........???? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Am I right.........still closed.........???? :hmz:

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Hi! Ruud

Indeed the S33 Vutomi road is still closed.

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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But progress is definitely being made, will post a pic of how we saw it last month.

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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The S34 was due to be opened last month wasn't it? I hope they get the S33 done sooner than is planned!

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Fingers crossed these roads get reopened soon , I had a great leopard sighting on this road.

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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As of Wednesday, still closed... :evil:
Spent 8 days in the area, the other roads are shocking at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Do they need grading Gilbert?

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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We hope Vutomi road open for mid August... :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Graham_5000 wrote:
Do they need grading Gilbert?



S126
S140
S36
S106
S127
S125
S126
S39
S40
S100
H2-2

All Shockers, but some not too bad.

Actually don't think there is one road that didn't have corrugations that I drove on this holiday.
The above all had corrugations and bush encroachment.
Never seen the roads that bad.
Sad as the good rains should have afforded them the opportunity to grade out the corrugations.
Not to add that the S106 is like a highway, with all the staff busses and taxis, and everyone does 50Km+ on the road.

Eventually both my bumpers came loose, window winder mechanism rattled apart, my boot sounds like a bag of bolts and 1 tyre damaged.

Some places are so bad, I was driving less than 10 km at times as the car was just bouncing all over the place.

Added a lovely 5K to my holiday expenses.


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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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That sounds awful! Hope they act on your list of roads. I wondered last August how they could claim the S roads were sedan friendly, as I also remember bouncing all over the place in a Polo at 10kms and hour!

The S36 and S39 were roads I was hoping to drive too :(

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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S39 is ok'ish........

corrugations are smaller, but it is a beautiful drive.


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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Thanks - I'll risk it! Do the graders work constantly? Last year was really bumpy!

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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Elsa wrote:
Drove past the road today and can confirm it looks as if it's about to reopen as there was a grader parked there and the road itself was newly done and looking good.


Can they grade roads in the winter?

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 Post subject: Re: S33 Vutomi Road.
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you can, but you need wet roads to affectively grade the corrugations.


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