Roads like In Eastern cape???

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Dman01

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HI Manne
If anyone could please assist me in the following, please.
I am planning a trip to the Drakensberg with the family and hopefully I can take the bike with.
The plan is to go to the Underberg area but I don't want to take the N1. Been there, and done that many times.
I would like to know if there are any Wild dogs out there that know roads in the following route.

Basicly from Richmond - Steynsburg - Dordrecht - Elliot - Mount Fletcher - Underburg.

What are the roads like? Is fuel any problem?

The alternative is to keep on the N1, turn off at Winburg and follow the highway to Pietermaritzburg and Underburg.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Difficult to say in what condition the roads can be in in Dordrecht/Elliot area

These photos are from yesterday @ Barklypass pass just outside of Elliot
 

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You should expect the roads to be in poor condition. This is the EC and maintenance is not a priority. Be aware through the old Ciskei. There are no fences and animals are a hazzard.
 

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Having said that. Take those roads. It is pretty. Just allow time and don't race.
 

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That is a beautiful route. I haven't done it for a good few years, but it's worth it even if the roads are bad.
 

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Go stops between Elliot Ugie and Maclear expect delays bypases can be bad but otherwise scenic.
 

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If you want a really nice alternative, go from either Ladygrey or Barkley East to Rhodes, then Naude`s Nek. From there take the Pitseng road to Mount Fletcher or to Maclear.
Just ask the locals in Rhodes about the condition of the Pitseng road. It varies on a monthly basis.
 

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One should expect Pitseng pass to be nasty, but a beautiful ride.
 
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