Sneak preview of whats been and what’s to come


Its been 6 days since I left home.

Along the road from Cape Town to Clanwilliam

Along the road from Cape Town to Clanwilliam

I’ve seen some ancient bushman art in the splendid mountains of the Cedarberg, in Clanwilliam.

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bushman art in the Cedarberg

Circumstances forced me to cover my first very first 80 km of South African dirt road riding from Lambert’s bay to Bitterfontein.

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Dirt road from Lambert’s bay to Doringbaai

Met the loveliest couple who run good wholesome affordable Dawn Ridge guesthouse there.

Dawn and John from Dawn Ridge guesthouse, Bitterfontein.

Dawn and John from Dawn Ridge guesthouse, Bitterfontein.

Trekked on up to Springbok, through some amazing scenery.

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Fine balding mountains of the Northern Cape

Stayed at the cool, affordable Springbok Caravan Park where the manager Anton could give me some great tips on dirt routes around Springbok, he also rides a dirt bike and has done some pretty daring routes in one short year.

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Springbok Caravan Park

From Springbok, I went West to visit the deserted diamond mining town Kleinsee, then back to Springbok.

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Dirt road from Naries to Kleinsee

House in the ghost town, Kleinsee

House in the ghost town, Kleinsee

 

Next day I trekked accross a couple of hundred kilometers of exquisite desert landscape to Augrabies, home to the majestic waterfall in the Kalahari.

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Through the desert to Augrabies

And thats where I am now.  The waterfall, or place of great noise as it was known by the original inhabitants, the bushman dazzles with its power and splendour.

Augrabies main waterfall

Augrabies main waterfall

HIke along the Dassie trail in the Augrabies Nature Reserve

HIke along the Dassie trail in the Augrabies Nature Reserve

I will spend a second night here and then head on eastwards.  Kimberly, Bloemfontein, Lesotho, Swaziland, Maputo, and then back down the east coast home.  Its getting hot in these parts. Lucky for me it only got to a maximum of 32 degrees, but the heat is coming in , so I better get out!

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