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Title: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:00:22 pm
So Wednesday 27th arrived and Hazzard pitched up to my spot ready to face the heat of some awesome gravel roads up to Tsitsa falls where we would meet his brother in law Sromrider who was travelling up from Durban an all.
The plan was to have a bit of fun at the falls then on Thursday go through Naudesnek to Rhodes,Barkly East, Lady Grey to Gariep Dam and then Friday to Vanderkloof to meet the brother and sister dogs.
Since I was supposed to have a few days off we were going to go back to Rhodes to camp and catch some trout for a few days but alas this was not to be. We were hammered by hail 250mm up to 300mm in 10 or so minutes on Thursday morning and floods on the pass, the rain continued in Rhodes I believe up to Tuesday 2nd.We road in freezeing rain nearly all the way to Gariep.My companions were blue with cold and are still trying to align their teeth.
Here are some photos of the trip .
Warning lots of water fall photos………..
1=Evidence Piston Pete has been through here. >:D
2=Hogsback canopy road.
3+4+5=Sandele dam
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: GlenInk on November 02, 2010, 03:02:46 pm
Subscribe !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: Pistonpete on November 02, 2010, 03:03:33 pm
hehe....go check out your BMW PTO waterwheel...
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:04:03 pm
1=do not swim between the boys and the wall.
2=Gubu dam
3=Tsomo road
4 =some river
5=Stromrider

Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:09:07 pm
Tsitsa fall backpackers and views of the area.
There is no electricity, only lanterns; the water is heated by a wood fired donkey which will boil your skin off. The hosts Adrian and Angela made us feel as we were part of the family and Angelas food was nothing short of excellent.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:13:34 pm
more
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: edgy on November 02, 2010, 03:14:17 pm
Nice one boet,keep them coming! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:21:11 pm
more
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:25:49 pm
we missed the water due to a dry season normally the water is all over.
2=yours truly strapping up
3=Adrian our host showing hows it done in style.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:29:04 pm
Stromrider doing his thing with a smile.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:32:54 pm
3= bushman paintings under the falls
4=mystery block

Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:38:34 pm
1=Awesome rock structures
4=Hazzard and Stromrider
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:43:05 pm
2+3=trout anglers van was being played in with the local herdsboys when they released the handbrake and oops.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:47:05 pm
1+2=250-300mm hail and Naudesnek closed.
3+4+5=Gariep dam
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:50:58 pm
1=our home for the night
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 03:55:03 pm
1=our host who took us for a tour of the Gariep wall,he has worked there for 40 years and knows every mm of the 13KM  of tunnels.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:00:03 pm
playing
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:04:33 pm
1=Petrusville we find the WP wild dogs outside the local teasers.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:09:02 pm
Malawi Joe and Zetman
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:13:14 pm
1=Groenie and his beermobile.
2=Someone tell us what this is please.
3+4+5=Oranje camp spot
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:17:35 pm
1=Ingenious natural air conditioner.
2= they build houses out of straw bales the plaster like in Ireland in the old days. They do not have our termites in Ireland.
3+4+5=Oranje monument and some others that were saved.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:22:03 pm
1= Uncanny resemblance to Stromrider
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:25:46 pm
The bash venue must have been awesome in its day
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:28:43 pm
1=From the left Drazil,BMWPE,Stromrider,Hazzard,Chorse,Trailblazer
2+3+4+5= Commando Drift dam outside Craddock.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 04:32:32 pm
last ones.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: blitsig-nie on November 02, 2010, 05:27:04 pm
2=Someone tell us what this is please.

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It is a grit(sif) prevent the algae from entering the tap of pipe, basically work like a water wheel to be self cleaning there is apparently 18 of these in the channels (short version)
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: letsgofishing on November 02, 2010, 05:33:34 pm
Great pics Drazil - especially the fall and rock formations!
Thanks for posting  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on November 02, 2010, 05:49:32 pm
Nice one Drazil.
Was good to see at the Bash.
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: J-mo on November 02, 2010, 05:50:29 pm
Hey Drazil,

Nice trip you did. would like to join you sometime. It looks awesome.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: DRAZIL on November 02, 2010, 06:23:13 pm
Nice one Drazil.
Was good to see at the Bash.

Hey Drazil,

Nice trip you did. would like to join you sometime. It looks awesome.  :thumleft:

Good to see you also Chris. :thumleft:
J-mo anytime you ready :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: JourneyMan on November 02, 2010, 06:42:17 pm
Lekker report this! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: cassiebotha on November 02, 2010, 07:38:10 pm
eendag met 'n groot bike join ek julle!
baie baie lekker ride report oom Drazil :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: >>Thump°C on November 02, 2010, 09:09:13 pm
dankie Oom drazil

I saw a pic of those falls and have tried finding out were they are and no one knew.
Thanks
Title: Re: Tsitsa Falls to Vanderkloof
Post by: Stromrider on November 02, 2010, 10:28:45 pm
Hey Drazil

Cool pics, I enjoyed that trip, rain, hail and the works. I had heavy mist for a solid 150km on the way home from Kokstad to Cato ridge in the dark. Got home about 20:30 Sunday night but in one piece. My butt was angry with me after some 1046km on the road. Damn, it was a long ride but glad I went. Hope to join you again sometime soon in the future.

Till then...safe riding  :ricky: