Namakwa 4x4 & South Namibia

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So here goes another report....no pressure please time is not at hand :oops:

Last year 2011 my wife, Danelle (OOOODS) and I discussed exploring the Southern part of Namibia as she had not been that way ie. Fish River & Luderitz area.

So plans were roughly discussed and set a date after the kids finished exams begin Dec. As time slowly moved along Crysten (14y) our daughter finished her exams and we could only leave around the 10th Dec! Was hoping to leave earlier but had little choice in the matter.

Date of return.....well when cash runs out..... :cry:

Koos (Ou Vale1) wife Rita and Franken (good friend of ours) also showed interest and shortly were on board. Sadly Johannes van die See and his family could not join in due to his work arrangements.

The route: The round trip according to the GPS was 6459km's :thumbup:
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We all got together 3 weeks before departure date and briefly discussed the basic route and food arrangements and by this time Alec 'Modder' was also on board.
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No bookings were done except we decided to also include the Namakwa 4x4 route and had to obtain permits for this area: (Permit can be obtained here: http://www.linx.co.za/info/offices/nc16publ.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) Cost per vehicle is R150.00 and valid for 5 days....bargain (camping bush style along the Orange / Gariep river) You have to be self sufficient and have enough food and fresh water. Bathing was done in the river! (more details later.....) The route is approx. 230km long and proved to be the highlight of my trip :wink2:

On the 8th Dec. Alec advised that he could only leave on the 13th due to work commitments, but would catch up with us along the Namakwa route. (which never happened.... :( )

Packed and ready to go with a nice wet departure the night before:
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Tip: never leave things till the last minute...suppose after 10 years some never learn.... :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

Anyway... us, Koos & Franken left on the 10th as planned after a cuppa coffee and headed for Kuruman / Upington area where we would sleep over somewhere.
Coffee break:
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Rita, had kindly offered to bake lovely rusks and let me tell you they were wonderfull :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:

Finding a descent camp site proved to be difficult, as many companies and mines were having their year end functions and the camp sites seemed an ideal place for them. However we managed to find a little run down site next to a dam in Olifantshoek.

Turned out to be OK once the locals departed:
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The next morning we left at around 08h00 and headed for Upington.
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Nice town with plenty of accommodation around and has almost every store you can think of :!: Via Keimoes
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But first a stop at The Pienk Padstal in Kakemas S28 45.953 E20 37.068 a definite must stop at :wink2:
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Here you will have to spend at least 2 hours as there are some nice dried fruits and lots of interesting memorabilia around!
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In the ladies bathroom.....
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After a shopping spree we headed for the recommended Riemvasmaak, S28 27.851 E20 17.363
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Plenty of these nests around
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Steepish downhill to Riemvasmaak, pretty steep!
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Camping was relatively cheap: R80.00pp kids half price. Situated amongst a rocky cliffs and there are two man made pools (x1 hot) to choose from. Must say it was rather hot in that area and we opted to only stay one night.
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That evening Franken treated us with some........yes, yes, yes :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
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Chalets:
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View from above:
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The next day we would head to the Augrabies falls :thumbup:

Approx. 30km trip which eventually took us 5 hours, will explain why.......
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Just 3km from Riemvasmaak we came across this fella who seriously needed help.....soon and found out he could not release his spare wheel as he had no 'bar' no wheel spanner and to top it all his spare wheel was flat....oh yes and no jack :shock2:
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Anyway we could assist him and within 30 mins they were on the road again :thumbup:
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We headed for Blouputs and the GPS T4A route took us to nowhere, but it was fun....well for some.......... :tease: :tease: :tease: Ne Koos.....

The road took us along the Orange
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and without thinking we / I followed the road, till we hit some thick sand......and the loaded trailer bogged the Prado down :thumbdown:
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And within a few mins (not deflated)......I was stuck also :aggresive: :aggresive: :aggresive:
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........and it was m@er hot :!: :!: :!:
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So out with the long spade as we were in deep sjit...... :blackeye:
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Franken came to the rescue and pulled Koos out :mocking: As he was observing the fiasco from a distance.... :blushing:
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The detour cost approx. 2 hours, but is was funny afterwards, watching :D:

And soon we reached Augrabies
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Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:47 pm

nice Mark :applaud:
That evening Franken treated us with some........yes, yes, yes
you guys where spoiled.Did you get it out of the river :mocking:
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Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:51 pm

hello mark happy new year, can just see in the pics everyone having a ball, looking forward to the next lot especially the namakwa 4x4 route, is the riemvasmak loop well worth it
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Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:55 pm

oom dan wrote:hello mark happy new year, can just see in the pics everyone having a ball, looking forward to the next lot especially the namakwa 4x4 route, is the riemvasmak loop well worth it
Yes, very pretty, Namakwa imo was the highlite of our trip for us :thumbup:
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Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:20 pm

As daar weer een van ons/julle Club lede deur Keimoes ry, en my nie kom groet nie! DAN VERLAAT EK JULLE!!!!!!!!!
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:thumbup: baie lekker baie dankie
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Kaspaas wrote:As daar weer een van ons/julle Club lede deur Keimoes ry, en my nie kom groet nie! DAN VERLAAT EK JULLE!!!!!!!!!
Laaste waarskuwing!!! :banned:
Cobus, vra nederig om verskoning......ek het nie eens geweet waar die dorpie was in ZA....nie, maar nou weet ek :thumbup:

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Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 pm

Mark,Ek like jou trip report sommer kwaai.Kan nie wag vir die volgende episode nie
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Lollie wrote:Mark,Ek like jou trip report sommer kwaai.Kan nie wag vir die volgende episode nie
Bly so, as die IN net bietjie wil saamwerk, sal dit beter gaan, dink dis die besoedling hier in ons lug....... :shh:
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After a short walk from the parking area, we could see there was little water. But pretty, regardless :thumbup:
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A number of viewpoints were still visible from the floods in 2011. No repair has been done as yet. So viewing was limited. So we headed for the restaurant for something to eat :thumbup:
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Clearly Koos suggested this as heights did not make him happy :mocking: :mocking: :mocking:
Anyway there were plenty of rock rabbits around which entertained the kids along the route :wink2:
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Food was good as we were pretty hungry and we soon headed for Pella :thumbup:

On route to Pella:
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Pella, is also where the Namakwa 4x4 routes starts: Turn-off from main road here: S29 07.617 E19 12.882
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A visit to the church is a must, approx 105 years old and pretty :thumbup:
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A short while later one of the sisters arrived and asked us if we would want to have a look inside :thumbup:
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Truly pretty, and near the church a museum, she also offered to unlock
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There was no camping in Pella so we opted to camp at Klein Pella, a short 40km drive :thumbup: And it was certainly the correct choice :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Klein Pella: S29 00.276 E19 00.649
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Nice report as always, Mark! I really think one of these days you should publish a book on your trips! ;)


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Doom wrote:Ja-ja, ek het daai een ook al gehoor van die IN (wat dit ook al mag wees). Erken nou maar ouderdom neem sy tol... :think:
Hoor, hoor..... :lol: :lol: :lol: Ons gesels later...... :acute: :acute: :acute:

Klein Pella a privately owned date and grape farm on 58 000hec. farm along the Orange river.....wow, my kinda place :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Best run and organised farm I have ever seen, with extremely friendly staff.

Just to clarify, for those that don't know, the Namakwa 4x4 route starts in Pella and then through Klein Pella sorta day two, but you can easy stay at Klein Pella on day one or two, should you opt not to bush camp.

On route from Pella to Klein Pella:
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Klein Pella farm gate entrance:
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View from the campsite:
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More on Klein Pella to follow :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:

Must mention that my cousin and her husband (Mike and Sonya) from Hermansburg who left a week before us has some major car Mzda problems and called me and joined our group :thumbup: They were on their way via Kgalagadi when they had to be towed in to Upington where repairs were done....only R12k damage...nothing major....ps It's for sale.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Camping at Klein Pella was R80p/p and as there was no rush we stayed there for 2 nights. There is a restaurant and also units available + pool. (no shop)

View of the campsite taken by Mike during a short hike:
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The next day we went for a drive aroun the 'Small / Klein' farm.....beautifull....I was amazed at this operation........ :o: Still trying to figure out why it's called Klein Pella........????
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One of a few irrigation dams for the date trees and grapes
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And the grapes wherever you look....huge operation this! There must be at least x10 of these vinyards.....
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Topping up one of the dams
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I have decided to forward my CV to em, I will except anything available....just to be there :mocking: :mocking: :mocking:
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Sunset:
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The following morning Koos made some breakkie :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
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Oh JOY.......... :!: :!: :!: Now the next holiday seems so far away...... :twisted: :twisted:

After chilling here for 2 days, we decided to start the Namakwa 4x4 route the following day, which starts in Pella, but found a shortcut from the farm 17km and decided to follow the twee spoor. We were not disappointed :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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The Namakwa 4x4 route is a 5 day trail and you have to obtain a permit from here:
http://www.linx.co.za/info/offices/nc16publ.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or email Marika at marikag@namakwa-dm.gov.za

Cost is R150.00 per vehicle for your 5 day's, and can only be driven from East to West :wink2: You start at Pella here: S29 01.963 E19 09.404 ....still don't know if there is an office, but no one stopped or asked and ends near Vioolsdrift here: S28 52.948 E17 43.046

You could expect to drive anything from 230km - 350km in this area, there are various routes you can choose. See Mapsource mape here:
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Allocated campsites are marked, some better than other, however as we did, find a nice spot and crash. Take own wood, food, drinks, water as you will have to be self sufficient. And no cell phone reception :thumbup: So best to travel min x2 vehicles :wink2:

Route is not difficult however 4x4 is required in some places. Trailer not recommended....ask Koos :!:

So off we headed from Klein Pella to Pella via a very scenic route:
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This friendly chap, helped with some directions :thumbup:
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A taste of some more to come :thumbup:
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:31 am

Jou fotos is fantasties Mark.Dankie vir die puik verslag sover. :thumbup:
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Lollie wrote:Jou fotos is fantasties Mark.Dankie vir die puik verslag sover. :thumbup:
Dit is nie die foto's nie Dawie, dit is die natuurlike natuur wat so pragtig is :shh:
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The first part of the trail is along the river and then you head towards the mountains again and then back down to the river :thumbup:
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Shortly we headed back into the mountains:
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From the main route there are a number of smaller roads leading towards the river, but be prepared to walk the last stretch, we took one of 'em :thumbup:
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Anyway it was time for a cuppa, while the others checked out the interesting stone formations :o:
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My daughter thought she found real gold lying around....truth is the area is a gem :thumbup:
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Soon we were charged up and back on the road again with takes you towards the Klein Pella farm
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A part of Klein Pella from a distance
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You can he as mentioned overnight there or head on....
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We continued as we had arranged to meet Alec and his wife at Groot Melkboom camping area
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Never travel alone = :oops: :oops: :oops:
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This section past Klein Pella is a faster section
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And the route takes you down to the river again :thumbup:

.....or rather T4A :!:

We ended up in some very dense bush, and I heard Koos calling over the radio:

Koos: 'Is jy hier deur????"
Me: Ja :!:

Eish the Prado picked up some scratches, but had to happen sometime..... :oops: :oops: :oops:



And then Koos.....'Waar is julle?'
Me: 'Hier!'
Koos: Ons het 'n draad opgetel en kan nie voort nie......
Me: Het julle hulp nodig?
Koos: Sal laat weet :wink2:

After 30 mins nothing, and we decided to head back into their direction and found these legs.....
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There must have been 1km of wire wrapped around the propshaft......
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And it was hot............but everyone pulled in and assisted and within 2 hours of cutting and, and, and ...we managed to get the wire removed. But with damage to the seal.... :aggresive: :aggresive: :aggresive:

Hence his new nickname....'Draadkar' :mocking: :mocking:

We continued and monitored as the closest town was Sprinbok!
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Back on the road again..... :thumbup: You pass Goodhouse:
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And this structure:
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:47 am

Baie lekker fodies sover! :thumbup:
And this structure:
Yoh! Daai bakstene is groot! :blink: Lyk asof dit 'n saal of kerk kon gewees het. :think:
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:48 am

Mark, wat se struktuur/muur was in jou laaste foto? Die van 'n kerk miskien? Die geskiedenis het bewys dat kerke die geboue is wat op die meeste plekke (dikwels ondenkbare plekke) gebou is. Drankwinkels het eers later ontstaan...
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Doom wrote:Mark, wat se struktuur/muur was in jou laaste foto? Die van 'n kerk miskien?
Dit moes 'n kerk gewees het, daar is ook 'n paar ou grafte langs die gebou.
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Ou vale1 wrote:
Doom wrote:Mark, wat se struktuur/muur was in jou laaste foto? Die van 'n kerk miskien?
Dit moes 'n kerk gewees het, daar is ook 'n paar ou grafte langs die gebou.
Stem saam :thumbup:
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We headed for Groot Melkhoutboom camp area....tooo beautiful :thumbup: S28 53.963 E18 23.522
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Where Koos got stuck...... :shh: :shh: :shh:
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But out wit a set of trax in no time :thumbup:
And then Frankin got stuck....eish........ :roll: :roll: :roll:
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The river was very inviting :thumbup:
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We pumped up the tubes and in no time were floating down some small rapids. Kids really njoyed emselves :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
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After up and down the river someone had to get back as out tummies were calling :evil:
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:18 pm

Ish, daai water lyk darem soooooo lekker...

en ek kry soooooo warm..... ;-)
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Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:45 pm

Lekker! Looks like more than just the kids had fun! ....... but looking back at the pics, I guess you're right .... the kids (big ones included) had fun! :laugh2: ;-)
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Mud Dog wrote:Lekker! Looks like more than just the kids had fun! ....... but looking back at the pics, I guess you're right .... the kids (big ones included) had fun! :laugh2: ;-)
Ek is mos nog 'n kinners..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Makes all the difference to be young at heart! ....... Nê !!! :laugh2: :laugh2:


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Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:56 am

Dankie vir die verslag, so n trip kan net lekker wees. Wat dit nog lekker maak is dat julle feitlik al mense was orals sover. Is dit nie spitsseisoen nie ?
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Julle speel darem lekker hier in my agterplaas. Baie mooi foto's. Dankie vir die verslag.
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Bulletjie-3 wrote:Dankie vir die verslag, so n trip kan net lekker wees. Wat dit nog lekker maak is dat julle feitlik al mense was orals sover. Is dit nie spitsseisoen nie ?
Evert, ek's nie seker nie al wat ek verstaan is dat hulle net x10 voertuie per dag van Pella laat ingaan. Dus, die rede vir die permitte.

Ons het net een dag x2 ander voertuie gesien wat langs die rivier gekamp het :thumbup:
320busa wrote:Julle speel darem lekker hier in my agterplaas. Baie mooi foto's. Dankie vir die verslag.
Pragtige agterplaas :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Die following morning we headed towards Ramansdrif camp area S28 53.162 E18 20.000,
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Once again a beautiful drive :thumbup:
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Road leading towards Ramansdrif
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We stopped here as the road seemed to end
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And found some more graves
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We took a walk down towards the river and found a lovely....no awsome spot to camp :dance1: :dance1: This 'spot' could only be accessible as the water levels were low....so Mike looked at me.......and said....'Very cool place to camp :!: :!: :!: '

Done :wink2: We found a road leading down towards the river and headed for the spot :thumbup:
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Better than this it does not get........ :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
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Mike followed!
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Then Koos and the others
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My hard bloei!!!!!
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The girls quickly found a fishing spot :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Kiara having a ball :wink2:
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while others made turns cruising down the river
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Franken supervising the pot
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Chilling at it's best :!: :!: :!:
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Johannes van die See wrote:My hard bloei!!!!!
Nice Mark, wens ek was daar, next time!
Ons het julle ook gemis, maar wees reg om weer te gaan....sommer binnekort :thumbup:
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From here we headed in the direction of Viools border which would bring us here S28 52.510 E17 42.896
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Nasty little incline which required low range :wink2:
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Mid morning pit stop :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Road towards Viools
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Originally we planned to cross Viools into Namibia, however as we were so close to the Richtersveld we decided to make a small detour :mrgreen:
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Dit lyk net al lekerder en lekkerder so julle beweeg.Fotos van die natuur is uit die boeke
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Lollie wrote:Mark,
Dit lyk net al lekerder en lekkerder so julle beweeg.Fotos van die natuur is uit die boeke
Om te kan beweeg van plek na plek is die lekkerste! Jy sal ons nie maklik by 'n plek kry vir langer a drie dae..... :lol: :lol:
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Bulletjie-3 wrote:Hoe ver het julle nou al ongeveer gery en hoeveelste dag van die toer ?
Die totale roete van Jhb - Jhb was 6455km gewees
Van Jhb tot waar by Viools via Namakwa ongeveer 1500km

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Meet the great people that travelled with us and met :thumbup:

Koos 'Ou Vale1', wife Rita and Tommy:
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Mike and his wife Sonja (my cousin)
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And our girls Crysten & Kiara
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Die lewe kan regtig nie beter as dit nie ,dis stunning, sept maand as als goed gaan is dit my beurt ,kan nie wag nie.
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Jy gaan nie nou hier ophou nie, ne.....? :wth:
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We stopped off just before Viools border control shop, stocked up with some goods and went fagga left (West) along the Orange S28 46.134 E17 37.454
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Here are many camping spots you just have to choose the good one. The one we decided was was for sale....deserted, but a friendly gent quicky came and asked us if we would like to camp. So we quickly looked around......perfect!!!
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'Kan ek vir julle x2 kruiwae hout bring?'..........what a question :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
So we camped there :thumbup: Wildthing Adventures S28 41.746 E17 29.733

Here Koos checked his rear propshaft....and as oil was leaking decided to head for Toyota Springbok the following morning. Where he had made arrangements to have the seal repaired. See: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22885" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We made alternate arrangements and would meet up with them once sorted at Fish River Hobas a few days later.

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The following day the rest of us got up (wondering if Toyota Springbok) would have the correct parts.....and hoping for the best :thumbup: Not nice having vehicle trouble especially if caused by loose wire accidently wrapped around the prop...... :thumbdown:

Anyway we followed the road on the Southern part of the Richtersveld heading towards Eksteenfontein S28 49.434 E17 15.258

The road quite rocky and slow in places however scenic :thumbup:
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Beatiful view from the hill :dance1: :dance1: :dance1:
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Spotted this fella :thumbup: :wink2:
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Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
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wbisschoff wrote:Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
You wanna call a friend :lol: :lol: :lol:
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........what will it be A or B......or perhaps C ?
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..... mods excluded.
Okay, then it's a duck! :laugh2: :laugh2:


Very intriguing is the little piles of stones that one sees up that way every now and so often ..... anyone have an idea what's behind this? :think:
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Mud Dog wrote:
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Okay, then it's a duck! :laugh2: :laugh2:


Very intriguing is the little piles of stones that one sees up that way every now and so often ..... anyone have an idea what's behind this? :think:
Yeh, they are called 'cairns' pronounced 'cans' - (like coke cans...) seems every tom d i c k and lizzy that passes there packs the stones and actually spoils the area of it's natural habitat..... but that's us humans..... :cry:
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wbisschoff wrote:Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
You wanna call a friend :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Werner.......?
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Looks like a Martial Eagle.....I cannot see the crest...
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Bernie wrote:Looks like a Martial Eagle.....I cannot see the crest...
:naah: :naah: :naah: Sorry both wrong..... :o:
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wbisschoff wrote:Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
You wanna call a friend :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Bernie wrote:Looks like a Martial Eagle.....I cannot see the crest...
:naah: :naah: :naah: Sorry both wrong..... :o:
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Where are the 'birders'........?
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Town: Roodekrans
Vehicle: 1995 Hilux Raider 2.2
Real Name: Otto
Club VHF Licence: X248
Location: Roodekrans

Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:59 am

OOOOMS wrote:
OOOOMS wrote:
wbisschoff wrote:Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
You wanna call a friend :lol: :lol: :lol:
Millionaire.jpg
........what will it be A or B......or perhaps C ?
OOOOMS wrote:
Bernie wrote:Looks like a Martial Eagle.....I cannot see the crest...
:naah: :naah: :naah: Sorry both wrong..... :o:
OK - Quick quizzz:?:
Name the correct bird in the tree? (and no it's not called an eagle..... )

Winner will get a free www . hilux 4 x 4 . co . za Club sticker for his vehicle (black or white, mods excluded)
Where are the 'birders'........?

Bree-kop Arend?? Cannot see the detail, but it looks like this fella : http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/s ... nd&cat=523" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Otto X248
1995 Hilux Raider 2.2 EFI Turbo DC
Alucab Canopy with Kitchen and Recovery sections
National Luna Split Charge system and Dual Battery
80W solar panel and MPPT controller
20.5" LED BAR
5ton tow bar with recovery points
Nudge-M front bumper
80l Long Range Fuel Tank
90l Water Tank
Slide Drawer System
Safari Snorkel
Double Lockers - Toyota Electric selectable
Diff breathers
The worst anti hi-jack alarm system ever, SANJI!!

A bad day out is still better than a good day in!!
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Bosfebok
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Posts: 872
Joined: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:55 am
Town: Roodekrans
Vehicle: 1995 Hilux Raider 2.2
Real Name: Otto
Club VHF Licence: X248
Location: Roodekrans

Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:06 am

Bosfebok wrote:
OOOOMS wrote:
OOOOMS wrote:
wbisschoff wrote:Looks like a martial eagle... or a berghaan?
You wanna call a friend :lol: :lol: :lol:
Millionaire.jpg
........what will it be A or B......or perhaps C ?
OOOOMS wrote:
Bernie wrote:Looks like a Martial Eagle.....I cannot see the crest...
:naah: :naah: :naah: Sorry both wrong..... :o:
OK - Quick quizzz:?:
Name the correct bird in the tree? (and no it's not called an eagle..... )

Winner will get a free www . hilux 4 x 4 . co . za Club sticker for his vehicle (black or white, mods excluded)
Where are the 'birders'........?

Bree-kop Arend?? Cannot see the detail, but it looks like this fella : http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/s ... nd&cat=523" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

As dit nie hy is nie dan moet die die "RichtersveldWitpensKokerboomBekakkertjie" wees :thumbup:
Otto X248
1995 Hilux Raider 2.2 EFI Turbo DC
Alucab Canopy with Kitchen and Recovery sections
National Luna Split Charge system and Dual Battery
80W solar panel and MPPT controller
20.5" LED BAR
5ton tow bar with recovery points
Nudge-M front bumper
80l Long Range Fuel Tank
90l Water Tank
Slide Drawer System
Safari Snorkel
Double Lockers - Toyota Electric selectable
Diff breathers
The worst anti hi-jack alarm system ever, SANJI!!

A bad day out is still better than a good day in!!
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