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Route 43 : Tankwa Padstal - Hartenbos


494 km



About the Route

This is a longer route, mostly tarred, that takes you from the Tankwa Padstal to Hartenbos via the R62. When leaving the Padstal, you will have about 40km of gravel road still to do before you will hit the tar road. We needed petrol by the time we hit the tar road, so we filled up in Touwsrivier. From there we took the beautiful tar road towards Montagu with several mountain passes. From Montagu, you will climb on the famous R62, a beautiful scenic road on good quality tar. It winds through mountains and open Karoo landscape, through lovely towns such as Barrydale. We had to complete this all in one day, but if you have the time take it easy and sleep somewhere halfway. Barrydale is a nice town to have some lunch, or you can choose to go the the famous Ronnie Sex Shop (it is a restaurant).

Route Map

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