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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => 'Roll of Honour' - Best Ride Reports => Topic started by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 01:52:31 pm

Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 01:52:31 pm
Hi all. I do not want to be different than KE, but our trip was different in many ways than his and also the same route up to Epupa Falls. He went south and we carried on next to the river on to Oom Willie's road, Caprivi and down Bots.

So, while I try to put the pics together, here is the map of our route. The pics will follow, I have over 300 and getting the best takes time.

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: krazy-eyes on August 28, 2006, 02:52:25 pm
kanniewaggie!!!!!!

hoe was daai stuk van epupa toe gewees??!!?
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 02:59:15 pm
rof!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: brettp on August 28, 2006, 03:41:05 pm
I wait with An-tici-pation!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Leo on August 28, 2006, 04:46:50 pm
Nee fok Zonkel

"Melk" jy nou eers bietjie die lizzard met daai foto van kaalbors Mahimba vrouens.

Opuwa is nie verniet die "Topless Paradize" nie..... :lol:  :lol:


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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 06:20:39 pm
fortyZA (Eddie), his brother Richard, Krazy-eyes and me. It was big fun and a group of people that made the trip enjoyable. Thanks to everyone and the smiles that never faded (maybe once, on oom Willie se pad)  :lol:

Can you spot the Fairy?

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Krazy at the Nam border

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At Zelda's in Namibia

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The guy from Germany on his TransAlp with mods. 40l Tank. In Windhoek.

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The "finger Klip" between Outjo and Khorixas. Only after viewing the pic I saw that it looks like a huge d..k. funny!

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A view from the top of the "Finger Klip". (S20 22 59.2 E15 26 01.4)

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Petrified forest. (S20 26 21.4 E14 36 22.5)

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The turn-off to Plamwag. We filled our tanks with petrol and slept over in the Lodge. Nogal mooi daar.

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Richard on his way to the turn-off.

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The view from the Palmwag Lodge camping toilet.

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Palmwag Lodge camping (S19 53 12.6 E13 56 13.5).

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Krazy's tent and KTM .

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On the way to Sestonfein.

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The fort in Sesfontein use to be a German army fort. It is now a lodge.

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Entrance to the Sesfontein fort. (S19 07 15.2 E13 37 13.9)

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Another beer spaza shop at Sesfontein. Must say there were na way that we would have dehidrated on this trip.

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 06:34:17 pm
Going to Puros.

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Look how close the Gemsbok is. Beautifull!!

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Taking a rest under a tree for the rest to get there.

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They arrived! After I started praying.   ;)

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We found some desert elephants.

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Puros (S18 44 03.8 E12 56 33.5).

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Krazy at Puros

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Krazy Fixing and teaching me how to fix a tyre. Man, he is the expert. Without the time it takes for the patch to dry, I would say no more than 5 minutes.  :o

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 06:52:07 pm
Going to Orupembe. (S18 09 30.2 E12 33 36.4)

This one is my desktop now. You should see the diferent colours on the original pic. Wow!

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Some other pics.

Richard.

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Krazy

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Richard and FortyZA with the oak from the Cjeck (of so iets) republic bike.

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Richard

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Forty

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At the waterpump at Orupembe. (S18 09 30.2 E12 33 36.4)

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 28, 2006, 07:02:29 pm
On our way to Epuwa (S18 03 46.6 E13 50 29.0)

And then AGAIN I thought of girls. Man, look at that thing   :o ;) :o

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Another spaza shop and beers.

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Just some nice scenery.

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And this. Poop Sand (Telkom Sand). It looks smooth (feels like water) but underneath it got ruts that you can not see and, it rocks man!! It's like holding onto a horse that you can not handle. This is like riding on a sand road in the dark without lights. Not really but is funny not to be able to see what is under that sand.

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Sleeping at a rest camp in Epuwa (S18 03 36.8 E13 50 33.9)

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OK. I have another 70 Pics to post. I now have to go home. I will do the rest tomorrow.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: sidetrack on August 28, 2006, 07:31:27 pm
Stunning stuff Zonkel  :hello1:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 28, 2006, 07:48:57 pm
I am considering a new job, or resigning from this site!

Can,t take this need to do it.

Welsh !  :evil:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Leo on August 28, 2006, 07:58:02 pm
Befok  :D
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: GIDEON on August 28, 2006, 08:42:50 pm
RERIG UITSTEEKEND STYF EK SE STYF
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 28, 2006, 09:06:13 pm
:hello1:  :hello1: :hello1:  :hello1:
Respect .... Respect, have to start planning a trip. Thanks for the great pics and report.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Lootch67 on August 28, 2006, 09:20:36 pm
Ag nee donner! Nou's ek weer homesick! Nice on Zonkelnut. Let us know how the bikes fared.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: sidetrack on August 28, 2006, 09:22:17 pm
Bet you don't see open spaces like that in the UK  :lol:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Lootch67 on August 28, 2006, 09:28:28 pm
Sadly not. :cry:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: wino on August 29, 2006, 07:21:27 am
great one guys! zonk, don't be ashamed to post more pics! :)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 07:42:29 am
Next day, going to Okangwati. (S17 26 04.0 E13 16 24.4)

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Yet another cold beer spaza shop.

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Now, this lady had a story. Let me tell. While I was standing in the spaza to buy beers next to her, she saw me and got such a fright from seeing a white man, that she started whiping some of her red stuff from her body and putting in on my face. After a while I was all red and covered with the red stuff. She laughed and found it pretty amusing, so did Forty and Richard. You will see some of the Epupa Falls photos got my red face. Once at Epupa, an Italian girl saw me and said ?Hey, look at that guy, he looks like a Mahimba?.

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Still at Okangwati.

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There you see the Dad, mother and son.

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what a nice Boabab tree. On our way to Epupa Falls.

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Zebra mountains at the back

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At Epupa Falls (S17 00 07.5 E13 14 46.1). Check my red face, the rest was in my helmet.

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On the lookout point looking over Epupa Falls. (S17 00 07.6 E13 14 27.0)

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Our fridge.

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View from the camp site.

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Our food. Braai Bully Beef.

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 08:04:30 am
OK. The next bunch of photos were taken in the dreaded peace of road between Epupa Falls and Swartboois Drift (S17 20 28.4 E13 50 56.8) going to the Kunene lodge (S17 21 15.7 E13 52 52.6) to sleep. On the other side of the Kunene River is Angola. There are much more photos for this part of the trip, but these shows the atmosphere the best. It was going up a mountain and going down. Going up and down. Took us 9 hours to do 95km. But worth it.
I did this road with a Land Cruiser and also van Zyl's Pass (S17 39 34.2 E12 41 54.3) plenty times, and as usual, this peace of road is mentally more tiring than van Zyl's. You have to keep focus every meter you go. And after a while, you stop taking photos.

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on August 29, 2006, 08:25:26 am
And voelvry.co.za dies as everyone pulls down the pictures!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 08:27:10 am
Ye, time for me to upgrade  :oops:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: CrazyPorra on August 29, 2006, 08:42:10 am
Please Mr Moderator, block these threads that they can only be visible on the weekends, I need to work and not day dream.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on August 29, 2006, 09:11:09 am
WOW.

Looks nice and tough out there.

And you have a new admirer, charmed her did you!  ;)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: krazy-eyes on August 29, 2006, 09:36:03 am
ek weetie wat aangaan nie maar ek sikkel om die pieks te downloud  :x
die goed will net nie oopmaakie  :x
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 29, 2006, 09:54:14 am
Due to it being end of a busy month, all our download stuff is like over the limit, so my downloads are super slow, these pictures are frekkin it.

But this trip is what makes us drool.

Welsh  8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 29, 2006, 09:59:00 am
Due to it being end of a busy month, all our download stuff is like over the limit, so my downloads are super slow, these pictures are frekkin it.

But this trip is what makes us drool.

Just gave the go ahead to load another 3 Gig to get us through to month end!

Welsh  8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: funacide on August 29, 2006, 10:00:47 am
Absolutely awesome Zonkel. So who is keen on planning a trip for next year some time, I have been promising myself to do this area for so long, time to start planning. Just need more TIME!!!!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: BlouVark on August 29, 2006, 11:14:17 am
Unfakingbelievable!!!!

That last bit :shock:  :shock:  Nice.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: JourneyMan on August 29, 2006, 11:43:07 am
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
ek weetie wat aangaan nie maar ek sikkel om die pieks te downloud  :x
die goed will net nie oopmaakie  :x


Same here. No such problem on the other ride reports.

After trying now for the zillionth time, I still only see Zonk's fairy and KE arriving at the border. :?

Maybe the pic hosting site? :?
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Clockwork Orange on August 29, 2006, 11:47:53 am
Zonkel,

Absolutely stunning. That section of road depicted in the last batch of photo's is awesome and I can well see why the rate of progress would be that slow. You chaps looked a little moeg there :D  

RESPECT!!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 29, 2006, 12:24:45 pm
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
ek weetie wat aangaan nie maar ek sikkel om die pieks te downloud  :x
die goed will net nie oopmaakie  :x


Same here. No such problem on the other ride reports.

After trying now for the zillionth time, I still only see Zonk's fairy and KE arriving at the border. :?

Maybe the pic hosting site? :?


Also got grief with it, but my system is under pressure this morning.

Welsh  8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: CrazyPorra on August 29, 2006, 01:08:39 pm
Quote from: "African Welsh"
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
ek weetie wat aangaan nie maar ek sikkel om die pieks te downloud  :x
die goed will net nie oopmaakie  :x


Same here. No such problem on the other ride reports.

After trying now for the zillionth time, I still only see Zonk's fairy and KE arriving at the border. :?

Maybe the pic hosting site? :?


Also got grief with it, but my system is under pressure this morning.

Welsh  8)


Me very new to this picture posting thingie, I use a program called ACDSee to view my pics, and before hosting them I resize them maintaining the same aspect ratio and I don't loose any of the quality and they seem to load quicker, maybe I'm just doof, oops sorry for the hijack. :oops:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 02:25:51 pm
I have no idea why it is slow. Last night it was speedwilly and today, slow as can be.

I will wait with the rest of the fotos then. OK!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: CrazyPorra on August 29, 2006, 02:45:05 pm
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
I have no idea why it is slow. Last night it was speedwilly and today, slow as can be.

I will wait with the rest of the fotos then. OK!


Better Idea, buy lots of beer and invite us all over to watch photos on the big screen :D
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: JourneyMan on August 29, 2006, 02:48:06 pm
No worries Zonk. Seems it is only a few of us that's got a problem.

Getting there. I'm now at that picture of your dick..agh I mean, the finger klip. :wink:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 03:13:39 pm
OK, see. now it is faster. now i can put up my last pics
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 03:29:50 pm
awesome awesome awesome  :D  report and pics. Thank you.
My mind is made up, will be going next year winter....365 days to go
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 29, 2006, 04:02:00 pm
Finaly arrived at Kunene River Lodge. (S17 21 15.9 E13 52 52.6)

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The Kunene River and Angola other side.

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Next morning going to Ruacana. (S17 26 13.7 E14 21 49.5)

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The Hippo Pools (S17 24 27.6 E14 13 11.3).

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Looking down the Ruacana gorge.

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At the Namibia/Angola Border.

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This is a pic of the Angola border post. When they saw me taking a pic, they came rushing with guns and arms in the air. But I already took the photo so I was racing away like mad.

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Arived at a place that is not on any map (S17 33 50.8 E17 54 19.2) to sleep the night. This is just off "oom (uncle) Willies" road.

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Somewhere on "oom (uncle) Willies" road.

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Another spaza shop with cold beers and good company.

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Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: brettp on August 29, 2006, 04:41:32 pm
between the 4 of you (KE included)..it seems that this has to be voted as the best trip and ride report!

Well done......................!!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on August 29, 2006, 05:03:22 pm
The pics are hosted at www.voelvry.co.za
This seems to be hosted at IS or someone linked to them, so... people with quick access to IS will see the pics quickly, and those with slow access will struggle.
Like I said, there kaks voelvry.co.za, if everyone pulls at the same time you will see degredation, its probably not on IS backbone and hosted at some smaller site.
Reality of the internet.

Just try at offpeak times, and it will be cached.
Title: Nam
Post by: kalahariben on August 29, 2006, 05:22:16 pm
Spanspek my tjom, spanspek. Hierrie goed maak my sommer trillerig - ek's nog bitter oor ek noe kon saamkom nie...

Next time.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Mark Hardy on August 29, 2006, 05:50:55 pm
Quote from: "funacide"
Absolutely awesome Zonkel. So who is keen on planning a trip for next year some time, I have been promising myself to do this area for so long, time to start planning. Just need more TIME!!!!


Count me in......was there in 84//85 and I have alwas wanted to go back.
Next year sounds go......365 days to go
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: GIDEON on August 29, 2006, 06:28:21 pm
Julle het een BEVANGE TOG gehad
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 29, 2006, 07:48:10 pm
No other words, just AWESOME!

Welsh  8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Tassos on August 29, 2006, 08:41:16 pm
Great report, great pix, awesome !!!

... me very jealous on this side of the equator  :?
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: wino on August 30, 2006, 07:37:28 am
do i daresay, better than porn?  :twisted:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 30, 2006, 08:16:23 am
Then we went thru Rundu (S17 54 50.8 E19 46 10.0) and kept on going, and slept at Popa Falls (Rapids) (S18 07 18.7 E21 34 59.1). From Epupa Falls to Popu Falls. Nice!

Here we met a couple that came down from Switzerland.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00325.jpg)

Early the next morning.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00329.jpg)

We went thru the Caprivi Strip and stopped for fuel at Kongola (S17 49 18.6 E23 23 48.5). Found this nice reminder what we missed for the last 2 weeks.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00330.jpg)

O! What funny creatures the GS riders  :lol: . Also very similar to the pic above. I do say he picks them well, blue and white outfit peeing in a blue and white dustbin.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00332.jpg)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00334.jpg)

Driving to Katima Mulilo (S17 30 09.3 E24 16 12.8) where we ate and then went thru the border post into Botswana at Ngoma (S17 54 55.3 E24 42 45.0) and thru the Chobe game reserve and sleeping at the Chobe Safari Lodge (S17 48 31.5 E25 08 43.6).

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00336.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00339.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00340.jpg)

check my skirt (sharong)  :o

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00344.jpg)

Riding to FrancisTown and back to South Africa.

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00361.jpg)
(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00367.jpg)

FrancisTown (S21 10 25.6 E27 30 45.7)

(http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn316/Zonkelnut/DSC00369.jpg)

We slept at Ellisras (Lephelale S23 40 37.4 E27 44 27.3) and got home the next day. End Of Story.   :'(
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on August 30, 2006, 08:53:05 am
What I really like is seeing the wildlife from the road like that.
True Africa experience.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on August 30, 2006, 09:52:29 am
I haven't too much to add as both Zonkelnut and Krazy-Eyes has posted some very good pic's but I have a few which I feel show some of the feelings, route and scenery.

The vastness of the wide open spaces.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8200032.JPG)

The wildlife living in the barren place.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8200033.JPG)

A Spaza shop between Orepembe and Opuwa, with plenty of locals hanging around waiting to get their hands on some tourists spare cash for food, beer and tobacco.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8200036.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8200037.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8200038.JPG)

Our Himba partner in crime, Zonkelnut who could smellHimba for many days without seeing them.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8210067.JPG)

Beemers above the falls with the next days road visible on the top right corner.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8210072.JPG)

Zonkelnut, Krazy-Eyes and myself cooling down in the Kunene just above the falls.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8210085.JPG)

Baobab trees which grow in some very funny places, litter the rock walls of Epupa Falls.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8210091.JPG)

Richard (my brother coming down 1 of the many hills which have large loose rocks, rutts from soil errosion.  This is a short series of 4 which should give you an indication of the angle coming down.  The camera never give you a true lay of the land.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8220123.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8220124.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8220125.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8220126.JPG)

Hot and tired riders sit under a small tree while being looked on but a local who's kids ran away as soon as the bikes started screeming.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8220132.JPG)

Picture of the GPS trip computer showing all statistic of the route between Epupa Falls and Kunene River Lodge. (Sorry for the bad quality pic but the data is readable)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8230137.JPG)

Another Spaza shop in Ondangwa where people are friendly, welcoming you to drink a beers without any hassels.  The people in Namibia are very friendly and hospitable. Zonkelnut and myself sitting in the shade drinking a quart of TAFEL Lager.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8230094.JPG)

Airfilters take major strain on these bad roads, dust being trown up from vehicles in front of you, passing vehicles and also the dreaded poop sand which was mentioned. You can see the filter blocked and what was knocked of on the ground.  I would suggest that during a trip like this, you clean your filter at least once as it could save your engine and you fuel bill a bit.  Most we could get from the beemer was 140 km/h with the filter like this.  Once most of the dist was removed we could get 200 km/h plus.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8240117.JPG)
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8240118.JPG)

A tusker next to the road between Kasane and Nata, happy for people to take photos which we did.  You see Richard being very brave, me right by my bike in case he turned aggressive.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8260168.JPG)

This last picture is of a very, very long and boring and sometimes catching you out with lots of very loose sand and small stones.  This goes on for about 400 km and is not something I would like to do in a hurry or ever again.
(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8230100.JPG)

And a lost note just to say thank you to Zonkelnut, Richard, Krazy-Eyes (Kobus) for an enjoyable ride, lots of fun was had, many kilometers (5500km) ridden without any major incidents and I am sure that this will be the first of many such trips.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: bmad on August 30, 2006, 10:04:56 am
Zonkel, Fantastic ride and report - Well done.

If you are planning another one, i wanna go too!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Leo on August 30, 2006, 11:01:00 am
Excellent one Dewald, Eddie & Kobus.

......and Richard who hasn't posted any pics.

A trip like this will be my next - around Easter next year!  :wink:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on August 30, 2006, 11:31:58 am
Quote from: "Leo"
Excellent one Dewald, Eddie & Kobus.

......and Richard who hasn't posted any pics.


Leo,  The pic's which I posted consisted of both Richards and mine, however I did not want to post duplicates of Dewalds or Kobus's.  Richard is also not a member of the forum and rides along for enjoyment and company.  He is too busy running his business to post reports or pictures and computers are for business and little pleasure.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Leo on August 30, 2006, 11:40:43 am
No Problem 40ZA.

Thanks for the efforts and sharing  :wink:

Seems like you had fun!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: krazy-eyes on August 30, 2006, 12:21:49 pm
i would be intersted to see whats left of your tyres, as they looked close to used up at epupa 8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Chippie on August 30, 2006, 11:01:53 pm
Zonks, what can I say. I envy you. This is such a beautiful part of the world. I would love doing the trip, except for the camping - much too comfy sleeping in a nice bed  :D  :D  Congrats on some exceptional photos. Here's a beer on you and the chaps  :occasion5:  :occasion5:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on August 31, 2006, 07:43:10 am
Chippie, is Oom Oom Willem met die BM?
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Ned_da_biker on August 31, 2006, 08:04:55 am
Bedonderd!
Wat 'n amazing plek! Nice trip guys! :thumbright:  :hello1:  :hello1:  :hello1:  :hello1:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: funacide on August 31, 2006, 08:24:25 am
Quote from: "Leo"
Excellent one Dewald, Eddie & Kobus.

......and Richard who hasn't posted any pics.

A trip like this will be my next - around Easter next year!  :wink:


So Leo

Lets start plannig, I have to do one of these trips....

 :wink:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on August 31, 2006, 08:47:33 am
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
i would be intersted to see whats left of your tyres, as they looked close to used up at epupa 8)


Here is a picture of the rear of my bike the day we arrived back in Pretoria.  This rear tyre has done about 6300 km of both tar and offroad riding.  I did the Paradise Rally, this journey to Namibia and some relatively fast riding from the Botswana border home.  If you correctly set your tyre pressures, a tyre should last you about 6000 - 7000 km (Continental TKC80's).  The front tyre will last about 12000 km.  I will fit both front and rear for the GS Challenge 2006.

(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8270174.JPG)

Not bad considering this tyre should be used offroad only.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: JourneyMan on August 31, 2006, 09:40:01 am
Finally got to see all the pics.

Words fail me! Well done chaps! An epic trip. 8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on August 31, 2006, 10:12:26 am
Quote from: "FortyZA"
Quote from: "krazy-eyes"
i would be intersted to see whats left of your tyres, as they looked close to used up at epupa 8)


Here is a picture of the rear of my bike the day we arrived back in Pretoria.  This rear tyre has done about 6300 km of both tar and offroad riding.  I did the Paradise Rally, this journey to Namibia and some relatively fast riding from the Botswana border home.  If you correctly set your tyre pressures, a tyre should last you about 6000 - 7000 km (Continental TKC80's).  The front tyre will last about 12000 km.  I will fit both front and rear for the GS Challenge 2006.

(http://users.gomail.co.za/GSOffRoadData/P8270174.JPG)

Not bad considering this tyre should be used offroad only.


So what pressures do you run at?

Welsh  :?:  8)
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Chippie on August 31, 2006, 10:16:48 am
Quote from: "Zonkelnut"
Chippie, is Oom Oom Willem met die BM?


I prefer to remain anonymous  :D  :D  :D
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Uncle Bob on August 31, 2006, 10:46:50 am
Fark me that's AMAZING - Love it.
I'm jealous and excited at the same time.
wanna do it!!!!!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on August 31, 2006, 10:51:52 am
Quote from: "African Welsh"


So what pressures do you run at?

Welsh  :?:  8)


On this trip, fully loaded as per the picture, the rear tyre was at 3 bar and the front was at 2.5 bar.  When we got to the dirt, I dropped the tyre pressure to 1.5 at the rear and 1.5 front.  The terain did not allow us to drop any further because of the odd rock and the chances of damaging a rim would have been too high.  The bike handled well off and on road.  The only mistake we made was having the fuel so high up, it tended to make it top heavy and difficult to pick-up when it was put down in thick sand (very tired) or when you lost your footing. (All part of the journey) :oops:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on August 31, 2006, 10:53:48 am
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: KiLRoy on August 31, 2006, 11:15:46 am
Zonk and kie, congrats on a fine journey.  hell, i wish I can do a trip like this.  (funacide, leo - i'm in!!!!)

Thanx for the effort to share the trip with us

Questions:

1. How many km's per day? i guess it depends on the terrain, but say for nice roads - ?, for average roads - ?, and for bad shit - ?
2. How long would you recommend going for a trip of this nature - in order to cover those areas, but also to do it at a leisury pace?
3. What is essential for the trip - items wise?
4. What would you take along in addition, now in retrospect?
5. budget for the trip?

Thanx again for sharing - stunning 10/10

Hein
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: krazy-eyes on August 31, 2006, 11:18:05 am
eddie, your bike looks like has marked its territory,  :lol:
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: krazy-eyes on August 31, 2006, 11:32:29 am
Quote from: "KiLeRSA"


1. How many km's per day? i guess it depends on the terrain, but say for nice roads - ?, for average roads - ?, and for bad shit - ?
2. How long would you recommend going for a trip of this nature - in order to cover those areas, but also to do it at a leisury pace?
3. What is essential for the trip - items wise?
4. What would you take along in addition, now in retrospect?
5. budget for the trip?


1. once in namibia, anything from 150km - 200km a day is good in terms of not feeling pressurised to "get there", although i did 750km from epupa to brandberg in one day, gravel only! that wasnt as much fun, but i wanted to see if it could be done.

2. lesiurely pace is a relative term. but if you do it at my speed, 10-14 days is enough, but 21 days would be ideal, because then you can bush camp every time you see a nice spot. also, you'd be able to spend more than one day per campsite and explore the surroundings and people.
i reckon on a trip like this it is essential to choose two campsites at which you spend at least two nights each. that is what i did last year whilst in namibia, it takes away that feeling of "merely passing through".

3. a good pillow, and a decent sleeping bag. one pair of soft cotton clothes for wearing in camp, aliong with plakkies so you can get out of those boots. headlamp.
one thing ive always said but somehow failed to adhere to - a tent that can stand without the use of pegs, ie. a 4 cornered dome tent. i have one but took my "coffin" instead. i was jealous of zonk and forty and richard every night because their tents were up in seconds.
then also obvious stuff like tyre levers etc.

4. aluminium panniers. i'm tired of "sukkeling". i want lock-up facilities for when i go into shops or turn my back.
watch this space - i'm getting some made for a fraction of the price!

5. R3500, but i over spent by R1000. still cheap though.



Quote from: "sharkZA"
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?


KE = 1 , but it was more of a topple-over than a fall.
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Post by: Rooibaard on August 31, 2006, 12:17:51 pm
Quote from: "Zonkel"
Grenspos by Ruacana
(http://www.voelvry.co.za/images/Trips/kaoko/DSC00272.jpg)


Bitter baie dankie vir hierdie foto Zonkel.
Dis waar ons oor was angola toe, en kon self nie fotos neem nie.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: CrazyPorra on August 31, 2006, 12:54:18 pm
This is better than 2001, then only that excuse of a hut existed, will find the pic.
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Post by: Zonkelnut on August 31, 2006, 05:26:19 pm
Rooibaard, jou can download the full pic of the border (3MB) here hhttp://www.upitall.com/Public/Pictures/AngolaBorder.JPG (http://hhttp://www.upitall.com/Public/Pictures/AngolaBorder.JPG)
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Post by: Zonkelnut on August 31, 2006, 05:32:27 pm
Quote from: "shark_za"
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?


Not one of us fell off. Everyone had a "topple over" as KE puts it. I had 3. 2 when I stopped for a 4x4 coming down a hill and when I tried to put my right foot out, it slipped out over the loose rocks and stones. Then when I picked up the bike I tried to get on the bike without stand and the bike just came back down.
The 3rd time I was pulling away, but as I pulled away, the center stand got hooked on a Huge rock and my pony thought it was a good idea to throw me off balance.
And with the load we had, anything less than 70% upright is hard to keep up. So then you just let the bike fall over.
But nothing on speed or even moving.

And not one in the sand. Not one. My mentor Sharkie taught me well.  :lol:
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Post by: >Herman< on August 31, 2006, 10:33:38 pm
Zonk & kie, thanks for great report and to rub it in that I could not go.

Leo & Fun - if you go next year Easter, count me in!!!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on September 01, 2006, 10:12:53 am
Quote from: "shark_za"
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?


I had 5 put downs, 3 in sand and 2 on the route between Epupa Falls and Kunene River Lodge.

On sand, I tried to turn around to assist my brother who had not caught up and lost my footing.  Had to unpack bike to pick it up, fell off 2 times crossing the river bed at Puros Camp site (very tired and very thick sand, bike took vehicle track and lost footing twice) Zonk and Richard helped pick up bike.  On the "Not recommended route" where Zonk put his bike down, I had 2 instances where the bike stopped on an incline and when you put your foot down, there is still too much drop, your foot hits the ground, the bike is past the 50% tilt, you cannot recover, so you try and gently lay the bike over until someone can help you pick it up, also to try and minimise damage / scratches.

Richard had 1 fall, that was in the thick sand where I tried to turn around to assist, otherwise he rode extremely well and too very little chances, followed lines which he saw Zonkelnut and myself take. Very wise move on his part.

INFO
Once you come off, cannot pick your bike up without first off loading, this takes lots of energy out of you and then your mind plays tricks on you, you get a fright and then you are rattled because you don't want to go through the same thing again and that happened to Richard.  I was fine mentally but the sand rattled him lots.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on September 01, 2006, 10:35:49 am
Quote from: "FortyZA"
Quote from: "shark_za"
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?


I had 5 put downs, 3 in sand and 2 on the route between Epupa Falls and Kunene River Lodge.


INFO
  I was fine mentally


We should discuss this?


Welshie  :D

They're armed.
Armed, armed with what?
Err, bad breath, colorful language, feather duster... what do you think they're gonna be armed with? Guns, you tit!
-lock, stock and two smoking barrels
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: JourneyMan on September 01, 2006, 10:56:52 am
Quote from: "FortyZA"

INFO
Once you come off, cannot pick your bike up without first off loading, this takes lots of energy out of you and then your mind plays tricks on you, you get a fright and then you are rattled because you don't want to go through the same thing again and that happened to Richard.  I was fine mentally but the sand rattled him lots.


It helps that one does not have a turn around option. Have to go on. Sure he was well satisfied in the end that he made it. Only way to increase your skills. Ride it when you have the opportunity.

But yeah. Been there. Sometimes one feels "WTF i'm doing here!"
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: shark_za on September 01, 2006, 10:59:54 am
A lot of it is in the mind.
When you think you cant do it and you are going to fall, you do.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Welsh on September 01, 2006, 11:11:40 am
Quote from: "shark_za"
A lot of it is in the mind.
When you think you cant do it and you are going to fall, you do.


A lot of it is in the body to, shear physical farking exhaustion.

Especially when you are in such fine physical shape as me.


Welsh  :D
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on September 01, 2006, 03:52:05 pm
Quote from: "African Welsh"
Quote from: "FortyZA"
Quote from: "shark_za"
The report does not say, how many falls were there in the sand?


I had 5 put downs, 3 in sand and 2 on the route between Epupa Falls and Kunene River Lodge.


INFO
  I was fine mentally


We should discuss this?


I too am in such fine physical shape as you.  I think if you are not fit physically and mentally, a trip like this could catch up on you and sometimes due to your location you are in, you could either suffer the route already ridden or you can plod along and see some more amzing landscape.  

Although I was tired, a good night's sleep does a world of good for your riding confidence and the previous days happening are somehow forgotten and continue as normal.  This is also got to do with water and dehydration which must be in abundance when doing a trip of this nature.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Hydr8 on September 11, 2006, 07:44:04 pm
Feel bad having done the ride with Zonkie and Forty to Namibia and only reading the report now and registering on the site. It was indeed a trip of a lifetime and could not have done it with better traveling companions. Off road riding is all about fitness and confidence especially in the tricky bits. my advice to anyone attempting this kind of trip (5424 k's in 12 days) is that you make being fit a part of your preparation and that you test your equipment before you go. Forty and I discovered that a top heavy 300kg GS can be a hand full and bloody hard to pick up. This was attested by two tiny Italian tourist who were at hand to pick me after a trip south in heavy powder sand. You should have seen the respect in their faces after I roared off on a bike they both together could not pick up without my assitance. As with the trip name, this was a journey and not a destination and I would suggest either more days or less k's. We roared past so many beautiful places without taking them in chasing far away destinations to stay over. Also every book you read says don't travel in the heat of the day. This is the time to siesta. It's a trip I will do again. If you are lost and need to find yourself, the chances are you are in Namibia. Go there and see for yourself.
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: wino on September 12, 2006, 07:40:00 am
welcome! good advice, tx!
Title: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Zonkelnut on September 12, 2006, 10:09:06 am
Welcome Hydr8. What I can remember when thinking back on this trip was not the scenery, heat, dust or Oom Willie se pad, but the company and how they made it one of the most outstanding trips I ever been on. I thought that personalities will change (as had happened to me many times before) souring the trip. You never are ready when this happens. But lo and behold, I spend 12 days with the most amazing brothers I know. I was embarrassed at one stage for although me and my boet are very close, we would never have made it. You two are wonderful and it is a pity that I only got to know people like you so late in life. Respect to you and embossed memories.

Legend!
Title: Thanks
Post by: Hydr8 on September 15, 2006, 05:11:16 pm
Thanks Wino for the welcome and Zonkie for the very kind words given to old Forty and myself. A critical part of the trip is to choose the right partners as when it gets tough the last thing you want to have is personality issues. A lot of tension can be avoided by carefully planning and agreeing to the route and also agreeing up front on the contingencies if ever required. I have to agree with Zonkie in that the people who went made the trip as enjoyable as it is. People become characters when you know them and you can trust a character you know. Next year will be even better!
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: QuicksilverE on October 07, 2009, 04:34:27 pm
The kaokoveld must be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I love it there. I would love to do a ride like this one.
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: FortyZA on October 10, 2009, 10:32:19 am
QuicksilverE, having just last week relooked at some of the maps we used to plan this trip, looking at all the photos we took, Zonkelnut, Hydr8 and my own, I tend to see other places on the trip which we did not stop and take photos of.

I am off to Malawi end of the month to live there for 3 years (Contract) and when I return, I will definitely be returning to Namibia for another go at this trip, this time I will take twice as long and take in the sites more. The saying, "Slower is better" springs to mind.

Hope you do get to go.
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: edgy on October 10, 2009, 11:07:50 am
Awesome! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Vosperd on October 19, 2010, 12:23:32 pm
Thanks for the report. We know the area quite well and have travelled with 4x4's so respect as i know this is not an easy ride, even by car.

Also planning on doing something similar early next year  :ricky:
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: ALLEN I on September 16, 2013, 07:52:02 pm
excellent photos could of shared some when u guys had a fall. but well done. that place is always a lekker place to ride.
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: spoedvark on August 15, 2014, 09:09:54 pm
Great pics! Wonder what it looks like today?
Title: Re: Kaoko - A journey, not destination!
Post by: Offshore on March 04, 2015, 08:41:17 pm
 :thumleft: :sip: