… between the towns of Avontuur in the Eastern Cape and Knysna in the Western Cape is not for the faint hearted and for small cars.

It’s 84 kilometers of poorly maintained gravel road with numerous (deep) potholes, ravines, desolation and halfway the possibility for a refreshment. It took us almost 5 hours but this offbeat track was truly worthwhile the challenge. Some stunning views; just at those locations where we could not get out of the car (on one side a ravine and the other side a rock wall). So most of the pictures are taken in and around the ‘refreshment center ( 😀 )

 

 

 

Every now and than a grader is in our street to smoothen the surface (potholes) of the road. Gravel roads are expensive to maintain; especially in an area with above average traffic and no speed control added to the fact where the local council is neglecting the rain drainage system …. 😀 😀 😀

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We like to live rural surrounded by nice people and we don’t have to complain at all. But a rant towards the local municipality we have. Last week the parking spot of the municipal offices was tarred despite the excellent condition it was in and not so long ago a road was tarred which was also in an superb condition. But look at our street, the second busiest in the village, with some heavy trucks passing to and from the farms further down the road. It’s full of potholes. We don’t want our road to be tarred but well maintained and maybe, dear municipal manager, add a few road narrowings (cost less than tarring a parking lot of 300 sqm) which slows down some of the speedsters… Thanks.

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