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hls
 


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Sand testing at Krom elmboog

Seeing that a number of African (SA) members have expressed an interest in playing with their D3s in sand, I intent to do a recce on one of the rivers in the Burgersfort area.

I have been told that a good place to test a vehicle's sand capability is Krom elmboog (a river bed stretching for kilometers). Different sand conditions (dry, wet, at inclines, etc.) can apparently be experienced here. Locals that regularly visit the area have assured me that you will get stuck (even in a D3). Ideal for practising recovery.

I will do the recce in September, post info and pics and if there is interest start arrangements for a tea party.
  
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heine
 


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hls
 


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Some pics of Krom elmboog to wet the appetite











  
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heine
 


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Looks good - when you're doing the recce ?
  
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fantastic scenery - would love to try that
  
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Frensham is soooo similar Laughing


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Recce planned for early September (5th or 6th or both depending on the amount of recovery that will be required). You want to come along?
  
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yes please Thumbs Up

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Sounds like a great excuse for a Censored up Thumbs Up

Do you think we will get "pass" two weekends in a row? I guess its worth a try.
  
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Would love to join you but will have to make do with Tunisia!! Still willbe good to be on the same continental plate as you folks.
   
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SPOTTER wrote:
Frensham is soooo similar Laughing


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Certainly is!. Reckon we should tackle Frensham BIG pond next time Shocked

Off Topic Did you know in World War 2 they drained Frensham big pond and used it as an air strip?........
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Well I am sure you English Gents are very welcome, distance notwithstanding Thumbs Up
  
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hls wrote:
Recce planned for early September (5th or 6th or both depending on the amount of recovery that will be required). You want to come along?


Sounds tempting - let me check my diary
  
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Baben wrote:
Sounds like a great excuse for a Censored up Thumbs Up

Do you think we will get "pass" two weekends in a row? I guess its worth a try.


I have put in my application to SWAMBO it is ok since I was gone for a month I may go play with the boys. ! condition "if you break it fix and pay for it" Mr. Green "no problem honey Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

so what is required re R.c Accomodation, Camping etc

what about a show of hands??
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