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4 wheel drive?!

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4 wheel drive?!

Anyone know if the rest camps and car parks within the park are accessible by a regular hire car or do you need a 4WD?

I heard Injisuthi is down a dirt track/potholed road....can you get there with a regular car?

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1. Re: 4 wheel drive?!

I haven't been to all the Ezemvelo (KZN Wildlife) camps along the Drakensberg - I think there are 17 - but all the ones I have been to are accessible using a normal car. We normally hire a car from Durban and so only ever have a small standard saloon.

Many of the camps have tarred roads to them. Tendele, Didima, Monk's Cowl, Giants Castle and Highmoor certainly do. The others I have been to are on normal, maintained, gravel roads - these are not "dirt tracks"! I have not been to Injisuthi but there is no indication on the Ezemvelo site that it is any different. About 30km on gravel from the Monk's Cowl road so allow 45mins to an hour for this. You might find that some of the tarred roads might have potholes but just drive around them!

Edited: 29 August 2010, 21:45
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2. Re: 4 wheel drive?!

Yes you can get to Injasuthi by normal sedan, it isn't the best road but you can certainly do it by car. From what I remember when last there it wasn't a dirt road but it was potholed.

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3. Re: 4 wheel drive?!

awesome - thanks guys! can't remember if it was the lonely planet or rough guide but one of them was very ambiguous about the access to the camp and was having visions of getting stuck in a little economy hire car! sounds like we'll be ok though :-)!

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