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Title: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 11, 2009, 01:43:24 pm
I'm in the planning stage of my trip from Barrydale to JHB in September. I plan to overnight in Baviaanskloof, Hogsback, Matatiele/Mount Fletcher area and somewhere along Sani Pass to Caledonspoort (Oxbow lodge?) Any recommendations for camping or B&B's in these areas would be highly appreciated
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: TrailBlazer on August 11, 2009, 07:08:10 pm
Hi Frog,

Have a look at  The Great Trek (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=36029.0), and see if the dates correspond with what you have in mind. I'd like some company through the Baviaans if at all possible, and if the rest of the dates fit in with your plans, why don't we do a large part of the trip together?

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Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Jovan on August 11, 2009, 08:54:48 pm
A bunch of us went up Sani and stayed in Oxbow in Feb this year - great accomdation at reasonable price - I think it was about R450 including dinner.

No cell phone reception and the satelite phone is R90 per minute.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 12, 2009, 10:17:11 am
Hi Frog,

Have a look at  The Great Trek (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=36029.0), and see if the dates correspond with what you have in mind. I'd like some company through the Baviaans if at all possible, and if the rest of the dates fit in with your plans, why don't we do a large part of the trip together?

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Hi TrailBlazer, I checked your link. It seems we are just going to miss each other as I will only be leaving Barrydale on the 28 September and sleeping over in Baviaanskloof that night. Unfortunately I can not change this date. If you can change your dates you are welcome to join as I will be doing the trip solo at this stage.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: DeonS on August 12, 2009, 10:57:30 am
I'm in the planning stage of my trip from Barrydale to JHB in September. I plan to overnight in Baviaanskloof, Hogsback, Matatiele/Mount Fletcher area and somewhere along Sani Pass to Caledonspoort (Oxbow lodge?) Any recommendations for camping or B&B's in these areas would be highly appreciated

The Backpackers in Hogsback is not too bad. As you enter Hogsback from the West there's a new Caravan Camp as well - just a bit bare, their trees still need to grow!

Groetnis
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: TrailBlazer on August 12, 2009, 04:25:03 pm
Hi Frog

Unfortunately I am also unable to chne dates. Trailrider has kindly organised a ride into The Hel, and Attakwaskloof, over the weekend of 11-13 sep. from there I'll be working back via PE and EL to JNB.

Pity that we'll miss each other; maybe some day we'll meet up on the road. Enjoy and safe riding   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Carlos on August 12, 2009, 04:28:29 pm
Zandvlakkte in Baviaans..good cheap clean accommodation..when you book ask the farmer (can't remember his name) to buy some beers and meat for you, save you carrying with
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 12, 2009, 05:54:57 pm
Thanks for the replies. Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 14, 2009, 09:20:58 am
Hi Frog

Unfortunately I am also unable to chne dates. Trailrider has kindly organised a ride into The Hel, and Attakwaskloof, over the weekend of 11-13 sep. from there I'll be working back via PE and EL to JNB.

Pity that we'll miss each other; maybe some day we'll meet up on the road. Enjoy and safe riding   :thumleft:
It is a pity, but there a many rides left to do. So maybe in the future.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Trailrider on August 15, 2009, 09:33:48 am
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 17, 2009, 10:46:10 am
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
I'll be camping. I read elsewhere on the forum that Bruitjieskraal campsite or Rooihoek campsite are good?
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Watty on August 17, 2009, 11:08:09 am
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
I'll be camping. I read elsewhere on the forum that Bruitjieskraal campsite or Rooihoek campsite are good?

Bruintjieskraal was the venue of the 2008 EC WD Bash  - Lots of info at http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=17687.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=17687.0)

Website of Bruintjieskraal (http://www.bruintjieskraal.co.za/)
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: DRAZIL on August 17, 2009, 12:50:11 pm
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
I'll be camping. I read elsewhere on the forum that Bruitjieskraal campsite or Rooihoek campsite are good?
Rooihoek is really great with it's own beach and clear waters.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 18, 2009, 11:57:15 am
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
I'll be camping. I read elsewhere on the forum that Bruitjieskraal campsite or Rooihoek campsite are good?
Rooihoek is really great with it's own beach and clear waters.
Thanks Drazil. Do you need to book before you arrive or not?
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Firecoast on August 18, 2009, 01:56:04 pm
I'm in the planning stage of my trip from Barrydale to JHB in September. I plan to overnight in Baviaanskloof, Hogsback, Matatiele/Mount Fletcher area and somewhere along Sani Pass to Caledonspoort (Oxbow lodge?) Any recommendations for camping or B&B's in these areas would be highly appreciated

hi frog!

i would definitely recommend away with the fairies backpackers. stayed there over christmas and new year's and there were quite a few adventure riders passing through. gorgeous views, safe, close to town (the little that there is), friendly staff, inexpensive accommodation ranging from camping to chalets and cheap booze! word of warning though.... bar can get quite rowdy at times if there's a lot of people and the music tends to stay on all night when that happens, so set up camp far away from the bar!

http://www.awaywiththefairies.co.za/html/accommodation-hogsback-backpackers.htm
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 18, 2009, 03:35:26 pm
I'm in the planning stage of my trip from Barrydale to JHB in September. I plan to overnight in Baviaanskloof, Hogsback, Matatiele/Mount Fletcher area and somewhere along Sani Pass to Caledonspoort (Oxbow lodge?) Any recommendations for camping or B&B's in these areas would be highly appreciated

hi frog!

i would definitely recommend away with the fairies backpackers. stayed there over christmas and new year's and there were quite a few adventure riders passing through. gorgeous views, safe, close to town (the little that there is), friendly staff, inexpensive accommodation ranging from camping to chalets and cheap booze! word of warning though.... bar can get quite rowdy at times if there's a lot of people and the music tends to stay on all night when that happens, so set up camp far away from the bar!

http://www.awaywiththefairies.co.za/html/accommodation-hogsback-backpackers.htm

Thanks for the info I will take a look at their website
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Fugly on August 18, 2009, 03:45:48 pm
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?

Agree here it's great!

http://www.baviaansuitspan.co.za/
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Frog on August 18, 2009, 05:11:56 pm
Thanks Firecoast & Fugly. I checked out the websites and both of them look good.
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: DRAZIL on August 18, 2009, 10:04:00 pm
Frog, in Baviaans look at Uitspan or Bakkrans. How rustic do you wanna go?
I'll be camping. I read elsewhere on the forum that Bruitjieskraal campsite or Rooihoek campsite are good?
Rooihoek is really great with it's own beach and clear waters.
Thanks Drazil. Do you need to book before you arrive or not?
normally you can book through conservation ( number on Bivaans web site) but if you comming through Willowmore side during the week you could take a chance and pitch a tent under the trees and plead not guilty IF anybody finds you >:D.Enjoy the beach ,wear dark glasses and dive the crystal clear ponds. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Fugly on August 18, 2009, 10:19:10 pm
Thanks Firecoast & Fugly. I checked out the websites and both of them look good.

 :o Don't mention us in the same sentence, people may get the wrong idea :biggrin:
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Firecoast on August 18, 2009, 10:20:22 pm
Thanks Firecoast & Fugly. I checked out the websites and both of them look good.

 :o Don't mention us in the same sentence, people may get the wrong idea :biggrin:

*slap*  :xxbah:
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Fugly on August 18, 2009, 10:20:57 pm
Thanks Firecoast & Fugly. I checked out the websites and both of them look good.

 :o Don't mention us in the same sentence, people may get the wrong idea :biggrin:

*slap*  :xxbah:

Damb girl youre fast :imaposer:
Title: Re: Please recommend accommodation Baviaans, Hogsback, Matatiele, Sani
Post by: Firecoast on August 20, 2009, 08:58:56 am
Thanks Firecoast & Fugly. I checked out the websites and both of them look good.

 :o Don't mention us in the same sentence, people may get the wrong idea :biggrin:

*slap*  :xxbah:

Damb girl youre fast :imaposer:

have my moments  :P