Road to Sentinel Car Park

10 May 2011 17:29 #2831 by Errol
Going up to do the chain ladders with some mates. When I phoned Witsieshoek they said the road was bad and I should use their transport, when I spoke to the Guy (forget his name) at the car park he said its fine and my Avanza will be fine. Has anyone got a third opinion? What's the condition of this road at the moment?

Thanks in advance

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11 May 2011 15:56 #2842 by anthony
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Errol go for it ,we were up there three weeks ago and all was good.;)

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11 May 2011 19:18 #2844 by Errol
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Fantastic, thanks for the info!

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13 May 2011 07:32 #2855 by intrepid
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Drove up there in December. There are about 3 patches which are a bit rough. You may want the passengers to get out the car at these places which helps slightly, and they can also direct you around rocks and small trenches.

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.

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16 May 2011 15:30 #2886 by MountainGoat
Yup, the road a bit roughtin places, but I go up there from time to time with my corsa bakkie (which is basically a car with a big boot)

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16 May 2011 16:57 #2889 by Errol
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Yip, the road was fine! A few rough patches as suggested but not a problem. Had a great walk, up Beacon Buttress Gully (which comes with awesome views at the top - if you haven't gone that way before go have a look) to the falls and down the ladders. The Berg really is an awesome place!

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20 May 2011 09:29 #2920 by MountainGoat
Dead on! Glad you had a good trip. Last time we went up the gully was Jan this year & it was a little river coming down, but AWESOME indeed!

Have anyone seen the Chicken Licken ad about the urangutan on the guy's back? That's exactly how the berg is to me B)

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20 May 2011 17:35 #2933 by Errol
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:laugh: Haha, that's a good way to put it! The problem is that the orangutan is starting to grow quicker and quicker!

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20 May 2011 18:14 #2934 by ghaznavid
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Nice one! The problem is none of the guys I hike with seem to have the orangutan on their back... Although I guess I have been on the escarpment 3 times this year with plans to summit Mlambonja Peak at Garden Castle in June, so I can't really complain.

Getting to the top is nothing, the way you do it is everything – Royal Robins

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20 Oct 2011 11:41 #4449 by Digz
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Hi all, I'm going to be spending Sat night at Witsieshoek and a little hike up to the chain ladders with my daughter (and maybe to the top...no presssure) on Sunday. Anyone going to be in the area?

My wife has to use our Caddy, which means I'm left with my car which has a lowish spoiler (Not really a Ferrari), haven't been up there for a while, if I drive slowly, is the road okay?

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