The Old Postal Route (Filmed & documented from A-Z)

No replies
Trygve Roberts's picture
Offline
Joined: 2014/06/12

Points: 1

The Cape Mountain Leopard - just one of many dangers that the postwoman (yes, that is right!) had to contend with on her bi-monthly postal delivery route between the two remote outposts between the Cederberg and the Tankwa Karoo.

It took us 8 years to get to this one. For no other reason that's a damned long drive to do in one day. Finally, we filmed the 53 km route from west to east and produced an 8 x 5 minute video set, which takes around 40 minutes to watch. The route is essentially a Grade 1 in 4x4 terms, but could deteriorate (in places to a Grade 4 or even a 5) in bad weather.

There are two gravel passes on the route (Kraaiberg and Karretjies) and several impressive canyons (Kliphuiskloof and Bobbejaanskloof), but other highlights are the crossing of the Doring and Tra-Tra rivers and if you get your timing right, a visit to the Achterfontein farm, could include a rooibos tea tour. Unfortunately a fair bit of our footage shows a two spoor track running across bleak and burnt plateaus after a massive fire raged through the area just a few days before our trip.

As usual we will keep the page open to BMW Club members until Thursday next week. The videos contain a vast amount of information on the flora, fauna, history and other interesting snippets on both the Cederberg and the Tankwa Karoo. Whilst this trip won't challenge experienced adventure motorcyclists much, it is a fascinating and interesting journey, offering lots of variety in a timeless landscape, where you can truly 'escape'. The page contains accurate directions of every intersection and access point. It's best to 'know before you go'

The link takes you tour latest news page and from there you can access the Old Postal Route: https://bit.ly/2K5HkL3

Trygve (Robby) Roberts
Editor www.MountainPassesSouthAfrica.co.za
Mobile 083 658 8888

Events

« September 2018 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Liability

Motorsport is inherently dangerous.  As per paragraph 9 of the club constitution, the club shall not be held liable for any loss, injury or death of any member or guest, howsoever arising.

The BMW Motorrad Club Cape cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for any actions or decisions you make as a result of the information posted on this site.  Although this site is enabled and used by the BMW Motorrad Club Cape, posts are made by members, non-members, advertisers and guests and none of it is vetted by the club before posting.  This is the internet and Africa - you are responsible for yourself.

User login

CAPTCHA
Just to make sure you're human!