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      05-08-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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Question Anyone know of some good twisty roads in JHB

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I've had my e90 335 (m-sport) for just over a month now, but haven't really found any nice roads to really have some fun with it. I was wondering if anyone knows of some really nice twisty roads in or around JHB where one can really have some fun with the car - obviously it would be preferable if they aren't busy roads and aren't um... policed too much...

Just a thought? Anyone?
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      05-16-2008, 12:23 AM   #2
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'Spose not... Oh well - I'll have to go exploring myself
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      08-08-2008, 06:59 AM   #3
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Hey hey, Pull threw to the Eastern Transvaal, Its only like 3 hours away and you could stay some were near Long tom pass. I took my new baby there was great.
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      08-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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Hmm... That's really not a bad suggestion. I've been around there a couple times, but in much lesser cars... How well is the area policed? Or should I just take the plates off before I do any mountain pass carving?
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Well On the way there id drive Nicely, but once your there especially between Lydenburg and White river, you wow't see a cop there for the next 30 years, as the bikes use those roads to unleash. most weekends. I was there 2 weeks ago to run in my new car.

My suggestion would be to go Friday stay at Misty Mountains and come back Sunday.
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      09-04-2008, 02:04 PM   #6
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travel towards hartebeespoort dam for some nice road
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      09-05-2008, 12:25 AM   #7
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Well On the way there id drive Nicely, but once your there especially between Lydenburg and White river, you wow't see a cop there for the next 30 years, as the bikes use those roads to unleash. most weekends. I was there 2 weeks ago to run in my new car.

My suggestion would be to go Friday stay at Misty Mountains and come back Sunday.
Sounds like a really good plan. Will arrange with the wife. She'll enjoy the stay over - I'll enjoy the roads...



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travel towards hartebeespoort dam for some nice road
Yeah - I've driven those roads and the main problem is the cops. They know the bikers go up that way a lot and trap a lot there too...
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Just a quick update - I drove to Swaziland last week for a bit on R&R at a nature reserve. The route we drove took us through Machadodorp to Barberton and I have to say I encountered probably the best road I've ever driven!

Twisty with a few long stretches, beautiful views - flawless tarmac. It really was a pleasure. We were in my wife's car, but the drive was stunning nonetheless. I'm really considering taking a drive out that way sometime in my car - just to drive the road
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Bartle doo road near quelf pass has a few switchbacks, also try lekkenstuffer pass by bairds river south of Ralf's tacos
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I'm told a nice area for twisty roads is a place called Lydenburg, & the road is called Long Tom Pass. Lekker
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