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Title: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on March 21, 2012, 10:39:12 am
I recently ( a week ago) moved to Lephalale.

Any suggestions apart from Botswana (for now) what to go and see in the surrounding area. Suggestions on breakfast runs, camping and attractions would be appreciated.

The internet is full of lodges etc. but I'm looking for those places you always drive past on the way to a spot you found on the net.
I'd love to meet up with fellow doggers in the area.
 ;)
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: Welsh on March 21, 2012, 11:04:07 am
I recently ( a week ago) moved to Ellisras.

Any suggestions apart from Botswana (for now) what to go and see in the surrounding area. Suggestions on breakfast runs, camping and attractions would be appreciated.

The internet is full of lodges etc. but I'm looking for those places you always drive past on the way to a spot you found on the net.
I'd love to meet up with fellow doggers in the area.
 ;)


Medupi or Grootegeluk?

I lived there for 2 years 20 odd years ago building Matimba 8)
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: dogs bolloxs on March 21, 2012, 11:08:04 am
Medupi but on the Water Augmentation Project (pipeline). I'll be here for about three years. The plan is to see all of the neighbouring countries and then maybe after this project shoot up back to the UK on the GS of course and picking up the next project there. We'll see how it goes........
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: Panne on March 21, 2012, 12:06:49 pm
Get in touch with Avontier. He lives in Ellisras afaik.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: dogs bolloxs on March 21, 2012, 01:02:07 pm
Thanks Panne, pm sent ;)
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: DeepBass9 on March 21, 2012, 01:32:58 pm
You travelled through time to Ellisras? Awesome.
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: Panne on March 21, 2012, 05:54:32 pm
Thanks Panne, pm sent ;)

 :thumleft:

You travelled through time to Ellisras? Awesome.

Please edit the topic heading to read Lephalale if you don't mind. It will prevent further sarcastic comments such as this one.  :P
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: Welsh on March 21, 2012, 06:48:51 pm
Thanks Panne, pm sent ;)

 :thumleft:

You travelled through time to Ellisras? Awesome.

Please edit the topic heading to read Lephalale if you don't mind. It will prevent further sarcastic comments such as this one.  :P

I sat in a meeting a couple of months ago, an old school opposition sales but with design background was spouting how his company was training previously disadvantaged engineers, but every reference was to Elisras, it was fun watching the client cringe each time he said it 8)
Title: Re: Ellisras
Post by: Avontier on March 21, 2012, 11:08:10 pm
Hi Bolloxs. Always good to surround you with people with the same addictions/interests. It makes you feel normal. I've see quite a few more bikes in town, with a good mix of Triumph and BMW 800's many 1200's and a good few 990's. I've also seen some chinas wearing jackets with something like "Ellisras Road Hogs" or the like. I bet they do breakfast runs and so forth. They regularly sit at Die Stoep.

What riding do you prefer? The tar roads are mostly quite dangerous with potholes, warthogs, donkeys and cattle to keep you on your toes. There are a few nice and challenging dirt roads, compliments of the non-existent maintenance schedule that came with the name change.

Botswana is a great place to go, with a couple of great places half a day from here. Call me and we can chat over a beer or two.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on March 22, 2012, 08:57:30 am
To satisfy the masses I've "updated" the title and description in the fred from Ellisras to Lephalale so I'm time travelling again :pot:
Although it must be said that driving to "this town" from Bella Bella there are a few sign boards indicating how far to go to "Ellisras" and also as you drive into town soon after the "Welcome to Lephalale" sign another sign reads "Ellisras Hospital" or something.
I suppose driving here ones age fluctuates with a few years as the miles (or KM's) go by.............. ;D

Anyhow......no sweat!!

Thanks for the reply Avontier. I'll be in contact.

Type of rding.....we'll on and offroad as long as the missus who normally sits waiting for me on the bike when I fetch the keys  can come allong on the road. I'm no pro rider but enjoy a challenge. I also have no problem if my bike is covered in mud and dust. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Tonteldoos on March 22, 2012, 11:42:27 am
Ag nee man nou het ek geen idee waar jy is nie .. verander asb terug na Ellisras..  :pot:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Magnum on March 25, 2012, 09:28:14 pm
I am also new to Lephalale. Been to the pans in Botswana. Keep us posted with any rides.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on March 26, 2012, 09:58:14 am
Will keep the ride reports coming as they happen. Yesterday SWMBO went to Thabazimbi for Lunch. Didn't really do any planning so we didn't know where to go and ended up there.  :ricky:

Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Papwiel on May 10, 2012, 04:59:39 pm
Hi Dogs
Nog n hond van Ellisras. Ons moet die ouens bymekaar kry en n headcount doen.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Avontier on May 10, 2012, 06:31:11 pm
Hi Dogs
Nog n hond van Ellisras. Ons moet die ouens bymekaar kry en n headcount doen.

Ons sal moet. Kan ongelukkig nie hierdie naweek nie. Geboek by Mashatu in Botswana om die miesies te treat.  :biggrin:   Ry met die 990.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Breytec on May 16, 2012, 08:34:10 am
Yes ouens, moet bietjie so iets doen.  Bly ook hier in ou ellisras sedert 2010.  Werk by Medupi.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on May 16, 2012, 08:44:13 am
Ek het al n hele klomp honde by Limpopo Draai ontmoed. Ons gaan meeste Sondae laat middag om n "Sundownertjie" daar te geniet by oom Pottie...... :occasion14: :occasion14:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Breytec on May 18, 2012, 09:58:11 am
Waar is  Limpopo draai?
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on May 18, 2012, 10:15:58 am
Waar is  Limpopo draai?

So 50km uit Lephalale oppad Groblers Bridge toe. Die plekkie sit so langs die pad op regterhand. Ons gaan Sondag weer n draai maak daar.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Swart Gevaar on August 14, 2012, 07:23:44 pm
You guys must let us know when you have a ride there again as I am originally from there. My dad is still there, so will be good to go ride with you lot
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: dogs bolloxs on August 15, 2012, 08:16:12 am
We might be taking a trip there again this weekend.

Give us a call and we'll arrange something
nul sewe nege 78 vier sewe 13 ses :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Malibu on August 15, 2012, 08:18:19 am
Tagsy1 is back up there now also...

Will need to visit sometime soon...
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Swart Gevaar on August 15, 2012, 09:52:33 am
We might be taking a trip there again this weekend.

Give us a call and we'll arrange something
nul sewe nege 78 vier sewe 13 ses :thumleft:
Eish, dis my biffday braai die naweek. Die volgende klompie weke is baie besig vir my, maar ten minste weet ek nou en sal julle bietjie laat weet wanner ek beskikbaar is.
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: 0012 on October 09, 2013, 03:35:57 pm
Ek wil net uitvind of die sondae sundowners nog gebeur daar by limpopo draai? Nogals lus vir so iets die naweek...
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Swart Gevaar on October 10, 2013, 09:05:26 am
Ek kom bietjie Ellisras toe die naweek van die 2de November
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: 0012 on October 10, 2013, 12:22:23 pm
Ek kom bietjie Ellisras toe die naweek van die 2de November

2e Nov, noted! dan kan ons dalk klein uitstappie maak oom pottie toe!
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: Swart Gevaar on October 10, 2013, 02:12:17 pm
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Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: MegaPix on October 14, 2013, 12:00:40 pm
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0)

Piet is ook daar.  Hy het 'n nice roete gedoen so rukkie terug.

Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: 0012 on October 14, 2013, 05:21:41 pm
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0)

Piet is ook daar.  Hy het 'n nice roete gedoen so rukkie terug.



dankie megapix  :thumleft:
nadat ek daai rr gelees het het ons bietjie saam gebraai. ride is nou in beplanningsfase  :pot:
Title: Re: Lephalale
Post by: MegaPix on October 15, 2013, 06:26:09 am
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134537.0)

Piet is ook daar.  Hy het 'n nice roete gedoen so rukkie terug.



dankie megapix  :thumleft:
nadat ek daai rr gelees het het ons bietjie saam gebraai. ride is nou in beplanningsfase  :pot:


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