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<b>AWESOME ROUTES IN SA:</b> There are some magnificent public roads that the government hasn't gotten round to tarring yet. Check out these 5 gravel passes in South Africa... <i>Image: Supplied / Gerhard Hoogendoorn </i>
<b>AWESOME ROUTES IN SA:</b> There are some magnificent public roads that the government hasn't gotten round to tarring yet. Check out these 5 gravel passes in South Africa... <i>Image: Supplied / Gerhard Hoogendoorn </i>
Gerhard Hoogendoorn

Cape Town - Was it the pictures of lorries scraping past each other on the North Yungas Road in Bolivia – the so-called Road of Death – that has you interested in gravel passes?

Or was it Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor riding their BMW motorcycles on the Kolyma Highway from Yakutsk to Magadan in Long Way Round?

We have a number of trails in South Africa that’ll challenge hard core off-road enthusiasts but let’s stick to those magnificent public roads that the government hasn’t gotten round to tarring yet (and we hope they never will).

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