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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: alwyn_gs on November 03, 2014, 09:22:45 pm

Title: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 03, 2014, 09:22:45 pm
Cor van der Merwe, is die skrywer van die artikel... dankie Cor! Gaan net die fotos bysit...

Geinspireer deur die ontdekkings reise van die legendariese avonturier en ontdekkings reisiger David Livingstone is daar besluit om in self ‘n avontuur van ons eie aan te pak. En so het die idee ontwikkel om die Makgadikgadi Panne van Botswana sélf te gaan ontdek. Doelwitte wat gestel is, was om die son te sien sak en om die sonsopkoms te beleef by Kubu- en Kukonje Eilande onderskeidelik...
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20140.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20140.jpg.html)
Die Roete

Roetes is uitgewerk, akkomodasie bespreek (waar moontlik), verlof uitgesorteer (ongelukkig kon Tiaan, wat een van die meesterbreine agter die idee van die trip was, nie verlof kry nie) en begrotings is gefinaliseer met die klem daarop dat dié ‘n “budget trip” gaan wees.

Die idee het ‘n werklikheid geword op 23 Augustus 2014 om 06h15 toe vier van ons (Alwyn, Cor, Dicky en Stry) by die Shell garage by Atterbury bymekaar gekom het.  Daar is koffie gedrink, mekaar se fietse is uit gekyk om te sien hoe daar gepak is en toe word daar weg gespring aan ons eie ontdekkings reis na die Noorde.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20143.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20143.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20141.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20141.jpg.html)

 Ons het vir Wesley naby Warmbad gekry om die toergeselskap volledig te maak. Daai pad Warmbad toe was vrek koud gewees en niemand van ons was voorbereid daarvoor nie. Wie gaan nou inners en termiese klere aantrek as jy oppad na die Noorde toe is?!
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201431.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201431.jpg.html)
Alwyn - En baba’s bly my volg…

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20145.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20145.jpg.html)

Die mikpunt vir Dag 1 was om so gou as moontlik oor die grens te kom, maar ons moes natuurlik eers die “mojo” aan die gang kry, soos die GS Cappie sę, en so is Poer se Loop aangepak tussen Nylstroom en Vaalwater.

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20146.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20146.jpg.html)
Livinstone Lite 2014 ;vlnr Spietkop, Wes, Cor, Alwyn, Stry

Dit was ‘n heerlike stukkie grondpad met iets van als: van twee spoor tot dik sand (op daai stadium van die trip was dit dik sand) tot gravel highways met baie mooi uitsigte daarby.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201461-1.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201461-1.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20147.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot20147.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201411.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201411.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201412.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201412.jpg.html)

Dicky het een van sy panniers se brackets gebuig, maar dit is vinnig reg gemaak tydens middagete in Ellisras. Die laase entjie grenspos toe is aangepak en die grens is oor gegaan by Martins Drif. Dit was sonder enige problem.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201414.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201414.jpg.html)

 En ons het ons self ingeboek by die Kwanokeng Lodge ‘n paar honderd meter van die grenspos af. Nadat die tente opgeslaan is het ons na die seekoeie in die Limpopo rivier gekyk terwyl die son sak oor Afrika.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201415.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201415.jpg.html)
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Wies bang…?!

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Die Bos TV…
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Brandt on November 03, 2014, 09:36:43 pm
Sub :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 03, 2014, 09:45:43 pm
Daar is vroeg opgestaan die volgende oggend. Ys is af geskud van die tente (is daar al genoem dat ons “voorbereid” was vir die koue in die Noorde), gasstofies is uitgehaal om koffie te maak, ontbyt wat gewissel het van Instant Oats tot Bully Beef en 2 Minute Noodles (om die fietse ligter te maak), is geëet, en so het die tweede dag begin.

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201420.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201420.jpg.html)
Voor sonop…

Die eindbestemming vir die tweede dag was Kukonje Eiland aan die Ooste kant van die Sua Pan. Ons het teerpad gery deur Palapye, Serowe, Mmashoro tot by Letlhakane waar ons vir oulaas die petrol tenks vol gemaak het.  

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Gretig opsoek na grond in Botswana

Ons het gevriesde Rump Steaks by die plaaslike Supermark gekry en toe die laaste ent Kukonje toe aangepak. Ons het van Letlhakane in spanning gewag vir die grondpaaie om te begin, want teen daai tyd was die boude lam gesit op die teerpaaie. Net Suid van die Ntsokotse Pan het ons op die grondpaaie geklim.  Die pad was baie mooi met hier en daar ‘n sand kolletjie.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201425.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201425.jpg.html)
FINALLY!!!

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Oeps…

Ons het weer aangesluit by die A30 teerpad waarop ons skaars ‘n paar kilometres gery het waarna ons Noord gedraai het. Ons kon ‘n koue Coke weg sluk by die plaaslike sjebeen en daarna het die pret begin…

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201431-1.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201431-1.jpg.html)
Gravel highways (Alwyn- het die oor bietjie gedraai… sodat dat besef ek moet stop en net chill)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201432.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201432.jpg.html)

Van daar het ons die eerste werklike sand gekry van die trip. Lekker tweespoor paaidjie met dik sand wat kronkel tussen deur die bosse en bome. Dit was van korte duur en sonder enige voorvalle of valle het ons daarna van die mooiste paaie gery tot by die “ingang” na die eiland. (http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201433.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201433.png.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201436.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201436.png.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201434.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201434.png.html)
Hehehe, dink ons storie verteller het van die “voorval vergeet”…

Die natuurskoon was so mooi dat jy jouself kort-kort moes herinner dat jy ook aandag aan die ysterperd onder jou moet gee…

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Al langs die Vee draad af…

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Ingang na Kukonje Eiland

Ons het ongeveer 6km Wes oor die pan gery voordat ons by die eiland aangekom het

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Stry

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Wes

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Spietkop

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Cor

Van die panne af gekom, weer bietjie sand
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014423.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014423.png.html)
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Ons het die mooiste kampplek gekry onder ‘n reuse Kremetart en nadat almal die grootheid van die panne en die natuurskoon ingeneem het is die tente opgeslaan.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201444.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201444.jpg.html)

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201443.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201443.jpg.html)
Beautiful views


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Terwyl ons so groot soos miere gevoel het het ons gekyk hoe die son oor die pan sak.  Daai aand is daar steak gebraai en dis saam met pap en sous geëet. Die stilte en die biljoene stęrre bo ons was opmerklik. Ons was in ongerepte natuur…

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201449.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201449.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Tonteldoos on November 03, 2014, 10:18:53 pm
Gooi nog! :deal:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 04, 2014, 08:20:47 am
Daar is vroeg opgestaan die volgende oggend. Die sonsopkoms is in stilte aanskou en ons het weg gespring vir die dag. 
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201451.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201451.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201452.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201452.jpg.html)
Ons het weer Oos oor die pan gery en daarna weer Noord op oorwegend tweespoor paaie. (http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201453.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201453.png.html)


Die natuurskoon was ongelooflik. Ons het ‘n droë rivier kruising gehad en daar was ‘n behoorlike stukkie grond gekoop, sommer in kontant betaal.

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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201457.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201457.png.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201455.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201455.png.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201458.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201458.png.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201456.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201456.png.html)
Cor betaal gou se grond eis…


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Almal was teleurgesteld toe ons by die teerpad net buite Nata uitkom.  Wimpy brunch is geëet in Nata en daarna het ons die 100km gery tot by Planet Boabab net buite Gweta.
Soos n klomp toeriste, snapping away… the Aardvark museum
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201467.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201467.jpg.html)
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201466.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201466.jpg.html)


Arriveer te Planet Boabab
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201470.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201470.jpg.html)
Was moer warm….

Ons kon nie wag om by die swembad uit te kom nie en ons het van die plaaslike verversings gebruik gemaak om te help afkoel.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201471.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201471.jpg.html)
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Nadat ons seker gemaak het dat die plaaslike slaghuis voldoen aan ons gesonheids standaarde het ons T-Bones vir R28/kg gekoop. Daai aand om die kampvuur het ons met die Wilbur Smith Adventure Riders kennis gemaak…
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201474.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201474.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: DirtRebell on November 04, 2014, 09:54:50 am
A lekker report!
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: mtbbiker on November 04, 2014, 11:02:49 am
Lekker  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Mikie on November 04, 2014, 11:42:03 am
Dont stop now
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 04, 2014, 01:15:15 pm
Dag 4 is weer vroeg begin, want Kubu is in die visier… Ons het al die pad terug gery Nata toe om die tenks weer vol brandstof te laat gooi en daarna 10km buite Nata afgedraai Kubu toe.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201477.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201477.jpg.html)

Bande is afgeblaas en ons het begin ry. Hier het sand ‘n nuwe betekenis gekry en ons verwysings raamwerk heelwat verander. Skaars ‘n paar honderd meter later en na 4 uit die 5 fietse gelyk op hul sye lê is daar eenparig besluit dat die bande nog afgeblaas moet word.
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Eers Alwyn…
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En Stry net agter Alwyn… hehehe was baie snaaks… en dan die ander verder terug in die pad!?

Bande weereens afgeblaas en daar gaan ons weer.  Vinnig vining was die “mojo” aan die gang en daar was goeie vordering gemaak.  Ons het in ‘n algemene Suidelike rigting al op die rand van die pan gery.

Alwyn se stukkie Sau Pan in Botswana
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201487.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201487.png.html) Die Military Fuel Tanker het letterlik plat op haar sy gele…
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Dankie aan Stry, hy het Alwyn fiets seker meer opgetel as hy self!?


Die pan het soos die see voor ons gelê.
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201496.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201496.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201495.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201495.jpg.html)

Fotos is geneem en toe begin die spelery. Ons het ook vinnig besef dat jy nie net jou fiets sommer op die side stand kan sit nie.  Jy moet eers die “waters” toets, want die grond is baie sagter as wat jy besef en een van die fietse het besluit om dominos te speel tydens ‘n foto sessie.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201483.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201483.jpg.html)

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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201493.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201493.jpg.html)
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201494.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201494.jpg.html)

Ons het vir kilometers op die pan gery en gespeel totdat ons by die wildsdraad aangekom het waarna ons al langs die draad gery het tot by Makgadikgadi Adventures Camp. Dis nou ‘n oase waaroor mens huis toe kan skryf.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201497.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot201497.png.html)


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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014100.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014100.jpg.html)
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Daar het ons bietjie afgesaal voor ons die laaste ent na die eiland aangepak het. Daar was yskoue bier en jy kan selfs swem vir 15 Pulas. Ons het proviant en genoeg hout gekry en die laaste ent Kubu toe was heerlike twee spoor paaidjies wat kronkel tussen deur die bosse en bome.  Daar was ook genoeg “fesh fesh” om die innerlike kind in Alwyn wawyd wakker te maak.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014129.png) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014129.png.html)
Laat n mens dink aan die Dakar!

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Die Kubu Island Offices

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Na ‘n vinnige verkenning om die eiland het ons kamp opgeslaan en gesit en kyk hoe die son sak. Weereens het ons klein geword voor die aangesig van die skepping.
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014105.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014105.jpg.html)
Hoekon ons die trip aangepak het – om Kubu te sien!!!
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And we got the T-shirts… Dankie Offroad Touring & Equipment vir die logo's

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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014109.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014109.jpg.html)

(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014114.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014114.jpg.html)
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Oe hoe mooi is die Bos Televisie…

Die aand het ons net bier en wat ookal jy saam gery het van Pretoors vir aandete… Maar weer is daar lekker gekuier... veral Stry het baie staaltjies om te vertel...
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014117.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014117.jpg.html)

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En dan Natuurlik n lekker koppie boere troos…
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 05, 2014, 08:13:06 am
Met die sons onder gaan het ek gaan fotos neem, daai golden hour...  :biggrin:


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Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Malibu on November 05, 2014, 08:50:15 am
Oh man.... ;D
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: ButtSlider on November 05, 2014, 11:03:33 am
Wow stunning fotos.  :drif:

Gooi nog :sip:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 06, 2014, 10:14:48 pm
Ons was baie vroeg uit die vere die volgende oggend om die son te sien opkom oor die panne.

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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014121.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014121.jpg.html)
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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014122.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014122.jpg.html)
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Kubu Eiland, sekerlik een van die pragtigste plekke in Afrika!

Dan kamp opslaan, die gebeur teen n aansienlike vinniger tempo as die eerste oggend
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Is dit, da Stig, nee Big Brother, NEE, DIS DIE STRY!

 Terug al langs die tweespoor paaidjies tot by Makgadikgadi Adventure Camp waarna ons oor die panne in ‘n Noord-Westelike rigting terug Gweta toe gery het.

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In n noord-westilke rigting oor die Ntwetwe panne, en die scenery weer asemrowend

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Die Fesh altyd challenging. Dis poeierig bo, maar onder is daar diep ruts, waar n mens net moet go with the flow…
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Dan is dit weer savannah tipe veld
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Dan weer pan, waar die spoed lekker optel. . .

Die laaste 30km Gweta toe het ons weer ‘n nuwe perspektief ten op sigte van sand ryery gegee… Oorwegend tweespoor kronkel paaidjies met dik sand. Die twee 1200s het behoorlik weg gesak in die sand. Die fietse het een na die ander begin val.

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Dis waar n mens val as n GSA vassteek soos n steeks donkie in warm Botswana sand

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Altyd GS kameraderie…. thanx buddies

Teen die tyd is dit so middag ete, die son sit hoog, en die veil hard op on sneer. Die fietse is van nature swaar, end an is ons gelaai met kamp goed. Die sand dik, en los. “stand up, look up & throttle out” is nie van toepassing nie vandag nie. Bome is ryg teen die pad, end an kronkel die deip tweespoor die hele pad rond…
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Die Military Fuel Tanker se Throttle Potentio Meter is gebreek tydens een van die valle en daar moes vinnig plan gemaak word.
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Die val,

The aftermath:
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Ons het al ‘n recovery plan begin uitwerk, maar  “bush mechanic skills” het na vore gekom en met geduld is die drie punte op die potensiometer so gebuig vir n kontak. Dickey was die geduldigste, en het lekker gelag toe daar geclaim is die potensio meter is gebrug! Vir alle praktiese doeleindes kon hy dit geplasitc weld het ook... Maar hy is die verjaardags hero!Super glue en cable ties bly maar ‘n wonderlike kombinasie, net jammer daar was nie genoeg plek vir “blou draad” nie, anders het ons dit ook gebruik…

En dan hou die sand aan,
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En aan
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En aan
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Dan rus ons n bietjie…

En dan hou die sand aan…
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Wes bid dat dit moet ophou...

En nog sand
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Tot in die dorpie Gweta
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Na ‘n lang dag in die sand het ons by Gweta aangekom. Die plan was om daar brandstof te kry en om dan die 200km Wes Maun toe aan te pak, maar tot ons teleurstelling was daar nie petrol nie. Die yskoue bier by die Gweta vulstasie het darem ons teleurstelling gedemp

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(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa373/AlwynEngelbrecht/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014161.jpg) (http://s1194.photobucket.com/user/AlwynEngelbrecht/media/Livingstone%20Lite%20Botswana%202014/bot2014161.jpg.html) Het Hier word teen die muur gesit en aan niks gedink, net sand stories uitgeruil. Nie eers n plan probeer maak nie… eintlik baie salig.

Daar is besluit om die aand weer by Planet Boabab gekamp nadat Wesley se onderhandelings vermoë ons van ‘n kamp plek verseker het. Ons het die aand in die restaurant gaan eet om Dicky se verjaarsdag te vier.

Planet Boabab is iets besonders in die aand
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Die aand nie te lank voor die bos televisie gesit nie… maar ons het darm n bietjie, en vroeg gaan inkruip om die pamterye te laai

Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Varkboer on November 07, 2014, 04:21:18 am
Lyk baie lekker spesiaal. :ricky:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Man from Nam on November 07, 2014, 11:36:42 am
Sjoe! julle kan maar sand ry en is duidelik nie bang vir die sand monster nie, en dit met sulke swaar fietse :thumleft:
Toe ons daar deur Botswana is laas jaar was ons so bang vir sand na al ons tuimels in Zambia dat ons maar net op die harde grong gebly het.
Lekker rr en baie mooi foto's :)
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: COLES on November 07, 2014, 12:15:06 pm

great report amazing photo,s

thank u for sharing
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Kraizee on November 07, 2014, 04:27:11 pm
Respect for riding those heavy hoggs through deep sand :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on November 09, 2014, 09:11:19 pm
Respect for riding those heavy hoggs through deep sand :thumleft:

Agreed, +1.
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: ALLEN I on November 09, 2014, 09:22:58 pm
Takes guts to take on that deep sand. Respect  :ricky:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: DRAZIL on November 11, 2014, 11:25:17 am
awesome report and photos  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 12, 2014, 10:57:32 am
Ons het ons roete aangepas en terug gery na die naaste vulstasie in Nata, 100km Oos van Gweta. Die limiete van die fietse se brandstof verbruik is getoets en daar is heelwat verder gery nadat die “range 0” was.

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Opsoek na vleis….

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In die hitte weer gestop by die garage op Gweta, die ene sonder brandstof, maar die bier is lekker koud!  :deal:

Van daar het ons weer in ‘n Westelike rigting gery tot by Tiaans Camp op die oewer van die Boteti Revier. Dit was ‘n warm dag en die temperatuur naald het geklim tot 38°C.
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Boring teerpad

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Oor die Boteni Rivier

Onroute to Tiaans Camp
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Die Ferry oor die Boteni na die Makgadikgadi Park.

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Tiaan’s kamp
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Die swembad het ons afgekoel en ons het weer steaks gebraai met pap en sous, sousboontjies en sweet corn.
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Al die bos kokke met hul takies, en die sonder takies, neem foto's


Ons het die versekering gekry dat daar petrol by Rakops beskikbaar is…Maar dis more se komkommer… weer lekker gekuier om die bos televisie
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Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on November 13, 2014, 04:20:30 pm
Dag 7 het baie vroeg begin en ons was oppad Rakops toe. Weereens is van die fietse se brandstof verbruik tot die uiterste getoets en daar is weer heelwat verder gery as wat die fietse aangedui het. En die wind het baie sterk gewaai… Lyk my die fietse onderskat hul eie vermoë of dalk is dit net die mooi praat wat gehelp het (party mense praat met hul plante ook...). Wesley se throttle kabel het so 5km voor Rakops gebreek en sy fiets was gesleep tot daar. Daar was baie petrol op Rakops, maar geen krag nie. Die eerste prioriteit was om Wesley se scooter aan die gang te kry. Hul sę mos twee koppe is beter as een, maar vyf koppe bymekaar is “magic”. Ons het amper ‘n fiets langs die pad gekoop net om die se kabels te kan gebruik. Cable Ties, bind draad, ‘n Leatherman en heelwat inisiatief het die throttle weer aan die gang gekry.

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Magic!

Stry het solank vooruit gery Mopipi toe 60km verder om te kyk of daar nie brandstof is nie. Het maar rond gesit en wag…
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Gelukkig het die krag intussen aangekom en ons kon vol maak en verder ry. 
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Ons het baie tyd verloor en weereens is ons planne en die roete vir die dag aangepas om in te skakel by die omstandighede. Dis nou een ding wat mens moet besef op so ‘n rit en dis dat jy die heel tyd aanpasbaar moet wees. Ons wou nie kanse vat met die throttle kabel nie en het op die teer gebly vir die dag tot by Kwanokeng Lodge net Noord van die grens. Dit was die eerste keer vandat ons ‘n week vroeër daar was dat ons weer groen gras onder ons voete gehad het en dit was heerlik.
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Bietjie gecrook met aand ete, en Barcelos toe gestap, en daar iets geeet. Die aand het ons vir oulaas om die Bosveld TV gesit en na almal se stories geluister…
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: FATO on December 04, 2014, 03:20:35 pm
Lekker Alwyn. Wens ek was nou weer daar op die pan! :ricky:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Kerritz on December 05, 2014, 07:13:15 am
Lekker Allie soos altyd!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Mr Zog on December 05, 2014, 08:48:14 am
Baie lekker Alwyn  :thumleft:

Daardie laaste 30km's Gweta toe se sand is baie erg. Ek het al n paar keer as "back-up" daai pad met die Landy gery en gesien hoe sukkel die manne met hulle swaar fietse. Dis YSTER van julle om dit te gedoen het, welgedaan!

En die Barceló's op Kwa Nokeng is ook baie lekker na n lang tyd in die bos. Die swembad daar is ook net so lekker! Klere en al, om van al die stof ontslae te raak  :drif:


Clinton kla nie te veel nie  :thumleft:  :peepwall:  :pot:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on December 08, 2014, 11:16:09 am
Dankie julle


Jis Stry, verlang terug my  vriend... erg!!!
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: SchalkL on December 08, 2014, 12:35:29 pm
Respek, julle het ghoens!
Wat is die kanse van 'n gps route of track van julle trip?
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: Hondsekierie on December 08, 2014, 09:07:13 pm
Lekker gelees en baie respek. 

Dankie vir moeite :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: profiler on December 08, 2014, 11:41:06 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: poenerhoes on January 07, 2015, 01:49:00 pm
Lekker RR met mooi pics, thanks :thumleft:
Title: Re: Livinstone Lite - Botswana 2014
Post by: alwyn_gs on March 02, 2015, 03:22:39 pm
Respek, julle het ghoens!
Wat is die kanse van 'n gps route of track van julle trip?


hehe... Schalk, soos jy gevra het, die roete. Skuus kry bie die track nie, maar dis min of meer hoe ons gery het