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Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by RUG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:23 pm

The s46 road from Letaba camp along the river is very bad. I know it has rained recently, but it doesn't get like that from a few days of rain. Half of the little loops which provide a view of the river cannot be done in a normal car.

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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:15 pm

Oh dear, it was fine until recently, friends of our travelled it. Maybe it really is due to the recent rain, apparently it was a total deluge. :thumbs_up:

Having said that the park usually close the roads when necessary, after heavy rains etc :thumbs_up:
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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by RUG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Interesting. Didn't know dirt roads could get that damaged by rain.

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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by Crested Val » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:36 pm

Well I am no expert, but that has always been my understanding.

I am talking heavy pounding rain, not just a downpour..............our friends were in Phalaborwa and said it was quite frightening. :shock:
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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:59 pm

The dirt roads can definitely be damaged by heavy rains due to wash-aways etc and I'm sure they will be repairing it as soon as possible.
Did you perhaps bring it to their attention at the reception office?

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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by RUG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:04 pm

I was under the impression that it was a long-standing problem so I didn't think of reporting it.

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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by Snoobab » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:38 am

I drove the road 10 days ago (before the rains) and it was fine then. The loops down to the river are on soft river sand so will always be a challenge for a sedan car with low clearance. They are too tight for a grader to get onto then and level them so they will always be tricky to drive on, but are great fun with awesome views.

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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by Hippotragus » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 pm

We did it 2 days ago with no problems. We did all the loops and tracks to the river.
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Re: Road along Letaba very bad

Unread post by ritad » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:01 am

We drive it also in late September, and i found no problems :hmz:
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