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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby G@mespotter » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:18 am

Nice pictures 8)

On a negative note, I have heared SANParks was considering on closing the trail due to general disbehaviour of visitirs, eg. straying from the paths, littering etc.

Not sure if it still will be closed in future.
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby geraas » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:38 am

IMHO these trails are overpriced and should not be marketed as 4x4 trails as you hardly require the use of 4x4....if a toyota tazz can do it (not the nonokani trail though, the trail near pretoriuskop) then its more of a money making scheme to drive a private road.
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:44 am

Hi geraas,

It is explained on these forums somewhere, that the trails are not intended to be challenging for 4x4 drivers. The insistence that only 4x4s may drive them is to protect the ecology and make as little impact on the bush as possible.

For me the cost is well worth the opportunity to drive into the bush away from the other roads, and on the occasion we did this trail, be the only people on it for the entire day 8)
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby geraas » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:12 am

[quote="DinkyBird"]Hi geraas,
The insistence that only 4x4s may drive them is to protect the ecology and make as little impact on the bush as possible.
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I agree 100% (I did not drive this trail in a tazz), but out of all the 4x4 owners out there maybe 5% actually now how to use their vehicles correctly or have done some training....still I am not willing to pay that amount...but if it were a proper 4x4 route yes I'd probably pay even more.
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Don Stewart » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:26 am

good morning all
lynn and i are booked at sable dam hide next may and would love to do the nonokani adventure trail on the same day because it ends at sable dam.
here's the rub - do you have to have 4x4? we have owned a 4x4 and did some great things with "intrepid". now we have a mazda drifter 4x2 (+diff lock) and a strong awareness of protecting the environment.
would we be able to do the trail?
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Scipio » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:39 am

Hi Don, you will be able to do 98% with Difflock but, 2 places will stop you in your tracks unfortunately. It is a pity as it is a fantastic trail.
Enjoy the hide, it is great. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Senyetse » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:42 am

SANParks policy on the adventure trails is 4x4 only and you must do the entire trail in at least 4H (or true 4x4 in softroaders). This is to protect the roads from wheel spins.
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Don Stewart » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:50 am

thanks Scipio and Senyetse
pity - but another reason for possibly upgrading to 4x4 at some stage
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Herman1170 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:23 am

Has anyone got GPS co-ordinates for the trail?
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Scipio » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:34 am

Herman, I have it somewhere but after moving house last weekend I have to find it. Will post as soon as I can.

Don, the Nononkani is truly worth it. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby JCM » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:39 pm

Have done all the trails except the Northern one.
Geraas, at first I also thought that any vehicle would be capable, but after I've done Madlabantu in June this year I'll think twice. Time of year definitely a factor. All the roads seem to be easy till you reach some point where 4x4 is not necessary but it will help you OUT of trouble if you strike it. I think with the opening of these trails Sanparks's attitude is correct. They can't spend time towing Tazz's out of riverbeds! Price wise I also thought it to be a bit on the high side R200-300 bucks more acceptable.

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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby freeclimb-64 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:18 am

Hi @ all,

just flashed through al posts,
where can i book it, does someone can post a link?

I´m on business trip - not enough time to look for...
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Sprocky » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:58 am

The Nononkani trail has to be booked at Phalaborwa gate on the day you wish to do it.

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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:04 pm

And now it is to be closed 5 days before I arrive having planned a 500 km detour to stay the evening thereafter at Sable hide and then go down south ....
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Re: Nonokani 4x4 trail

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:58 pm

ndloti wrote:And now it is to be closed 5 days before I arrive having planned a 500 km detour to stay the evening thereafter at Sable hide and then go down south ....


Like in permanently closed? What are the reasons? Someone mentioned littering and straying off the track, but if that is the reason then all the roads should be closed because people do the same on the main roads as well :huh:
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