1400 km Richtersveld tour - feedback

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DeonV
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:03 pm

Thanks to my outdated T4A on my garmin I did and saw much more of the Richtersveld than I thought possible, if it wasn't for the route planner on my laptop, Garmins basecamp, and a bit of luck and of course the Toyota direction markers on most of the dirt roads I might have gotten lost in those wide expanses. Not that i'm moaning, it was a great memorable experience. :yahoo:
In the next few days I will post a few pictures and comment on what my son and I experienced during our ten day excursion in the Namaqua/Rictersveld biodiversity.
The trip started and ended in Pella via Vioolsdrift, Eksteenfontein, Alexanderbay (one route), Bakkrans caves (another route), Sendelingsdrift, Richtersveld transfrontier Park, Eksteenfontein, Vioolsdrift and Pella again.
We were warned about some rain the previous week and the condition of some off the roads by the locals, they were not exaggerating, we had to build some roads being washed away, some more than two meter vertical drop to the river bed, great fun to stop and take pictures of something not often seen. Where we couldn't fix we had to hike for kilometers to find a suitable crossing.
More of this in the days to come.

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Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:07 pm

Ekseemfontein :lmao:
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Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:10 pm

Really looking forward to your report...
And pics, we want pics!

Richtersveld is on my bucket list.
I feel a lot less wise at 45 than I did at 15.

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Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:11 pm

Deon dit klink of julle 'n interesante trippie verder gehad het. As ek reg sien het ons saam met julle daar op Pella drif gekamp. Dit was net ons drie voertuie wat daar gekamp het. Die eerste deel tot by die N7 het ons baie geniet maar was maklik. Ons het so 8 dae daar deur gery. Ons beplan om Desember die Park gedeelte te doen,
weer so vir 10 dae die hitte te beleef.

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Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:59 pm

Hullo Deon

Lyk my julle het dit geniet wag in spanning vir die fotos

martin

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:58 am

Jy is reg, ons was daar saam met 'n Fortuner en 'n Isuzu (aardwolf man). Die trip was 'n great experience, never to be forgotten.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:35 am

Deon, hoe lank gaan ons nou wag vir kiekies??? Talk is cheap ne!!

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:53 am

Looks to me like there was a little APARTHEID on this trip or someone was a Snorer/screamer ?
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:48 am

It was only me and my son on the trip, we only met Fanus at this camping site

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Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:30 pm

Here is some pictures, to many to post, taken between Potjiespram camping site in the Transfrontier Park and Vioolsdrift, via the park. Can anybody shed some light on the reason for the stacked rocks between Eksteenfontein and Vioolsdrift.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:34 pm

Will post some more on the rest of the trips

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