Our Tankwa Karoo sleep over

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Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:21 pm

We didnt have time off over the festive season, so we decided to take a short break and go for a Tankwa Karoo sleepover. We left home on New Year's morning and drove on the N7 to Clanwilliam. That is going to be such a nice road to drive once they finish all the roadworks!! Just before we turned off towards Clanwilliam, we drove behind Rusti's double storey Hilux and E managed to snap a few pics with her cellphone.
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We drove thru Clanwilliam and out the other side and turned off just past the Englishman's Grave.
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:51 am

Hi Thys, double story se jy.................dan ry ek ook n double story, maar SWAMBO hou nie daarvan om op die grond te slaap nie, sy soek afstand tussen haar en die goggas. :lol: :lol:

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Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:34 am

Oh, sorry guys, I need to tell the story... :twisted: :twisted: The kids on Facebook are keeping me extremely busy.. :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:46 pm

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Toppie4x4 wrote:Hi Thys, double story se jy.................dan ry ek ook n double story, maar SWAMBO hou nie daarvan om op die grond te slaap nie, sy soek afstand tussen haar en die goggas. :lol: :lol:
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:55 pm

Okay ja anyway.. got side tracked... I know about double storeys, I also use a RTT remember? :twisted: :twisted:

Anyway.. We turned off into the Biedouw Vallei and drove thru to the R356 Calvinia-Cares Highway. Nothing much to report, except that it was a leisurely drive, quite hot, but the aircon kept us cool and comfy. The Doring River had some water in it, but the SAS Willehond was beached.

From the C-C Highway we turned off towards the Africa Burn site. Had a look at the towers that are left from the last event, and drove on to the Tanqua Guest House where we were booked in for the night. It was hot and windy, and we forgot to pack cooldrinks. We had LOTS of water and alcoholic drinks but no cooldrinks.... So we made a fire, had a braai and finished all the ciders and other cold drinks we had before turning in quite early... What can I say, it was hot...

Next morning we explored a bit, drove over the Oudebaaskraal Dam wall, I think Duane was there too, and then off south towards Ceres. At the Tankwa Farm Stall we pulled in to buy something cold to drink.. It was hot, what can I say??

On the stoep there were a bunch of bikers drinking something cool as well, and this face, slightly familiar, half wrapped in a buff/scarf called my name... It was Manie (Maniac)... We live in the same suburb, but in the last year or so we kept on bumping into each other in the strangest places... Richtersveld, Tankwa Karoo.... Anyway, after a quick Hello, How do you do, and Happy New Years we were all on our way again...

Over the Katbakkies Pass to Oppie Berg, down Gydo Pass and into Ceres, where we re-inflated tyres and stretched legs. Since we stopped smoking we get placed very quickly and we dont stop along the road as much as we used to..

From Ceres we took Bainskloof, Wellington, Durbanville and home.... It was quick, it was relaxing, and my nose was blocked from Karoo dust.. That was the whole idea, it worked, we enjoyed it very much, we are ready for the next one and for the year ahead...


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Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:49 pm

Well done, love the polka :thumbup:

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Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:24 pm

Nice video oom Thys :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:40 pm

Nice video Thys. Wil sommer die pad vat. :thumbup:

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Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:15 am

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Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:31 am

Niel wrote:Nice video Thys. Wil sommer die pad vat. :thumbup:
Dankie Niel, maar moet asb nie die pad vat nie.. die volgende ou wil hom dalk gebruik... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi there
Iam also thinking of doing tankwa soon. Can u it with one vechile only or is it advised to be 2 vechiles?

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