Tankwa Karoo Road Trip: 9-13 Aug’17

We previously toured Cedarberg Wilderness Area as well as the lower part of Tankwa Karoo.  With the road trip we did in Aug '17 we combined these two trips but this time travelled dirt roads which we previously did not.

 

 

The highlight of the road trip will be Day 3 when we leave Calvina for Holhoed Gasteplaas (our next overnight stop) driving through 3 passes along the P2279.  First pass is  Keiskie se Poort followed by Kareehoutrivierpoort then on to Perseshoogte.

 
These roads are synonymous with flat tyres and I quote:

" Note that the R355 and some other gravel roads in the Tankwa Karoo have something of a reputation for destroying tyres. This is caused by sharp shards being thrown from the RF (right front) wheel towards the LR wheel caused by road camber - the  LR tyre is the one where the majority of tyre failures occur. The solution is to drive in the middle of the road where there is negative camber. This hot tip was or...

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