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Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« on: April 26, 2019, 01:25:42 pm »
I'm not the most competent keyboard jockey...but I'll try my best at this RR! ;)

Touring Namibia must be right at the top of most adventure riders' bucket list!  :biggrin:

I've only been to Namibia 31 years ago, "vir Volk en Vaderland!" :o

Those my vintage, will know what I'm referring too. :o

About 12 months ago Noneking was putting pressure on me to join their group in riding the Kaokoland. ???

I had the right tool, KTM 500, it was not registered yet, and I prefer to plan properly for such an event. ;)

As @Hardy de Kock, the boss-man from Specialised Adventures, was putting together packages for WDs, I opted for the May 2019 Kaokoland tour, which was later changed to April 2019. :thumleft:

Riding the Kaokoland is not for the faint at heart, and is best done supported. :thumleft:

Myself, Bertie Rietveld (@Straatkat) and Johan Harmse, opted to fly from ORT to Windhoek on Thursday, the 11th of April 2019. :thumleft:

Specialised Adventures (Abbreviated :SA) trailered the boneys for a small fee from Pretoria to Windhoek, via Loxton. ;)

A big group convoyed from Loxton to Windhoek, and a 3 riders trailered from Cape Town to Windhoek. ;)

I'll cover the actual day's riding, as well as bike preparation and personal items at the end. ;)

Our ride for today. :o




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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 01:55:48 pm »
Thanks for starting this long awaited rr.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 02:06:20 pm »
Sub  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 02:08:26 pm »
Jy's welkom Visarend. ;)

Our hosts/guide were the well known Specialised Adventures team of Honda Quest fame, headed by Hardy de Kock, with Janco Breytenbach, Gen de Kock, Chantal Burger and Kobus Myburgh completing the team. ;)

Janco's wife Samantha joined him, doubt if it was a 2nd honeymoon though! :o
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 02:16:42 pm »
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 02:18:23 pm »
Vat my terug na Kaokoland.......wag in spanning  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 02:21:20 pm »
Subskraaib vir hierdie bucketlist trip se verslag...  :ricky:
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 02:21:52 pm »
Bertie, @Straatkat , at Hosea Kutaka airport, about 40kms from Windhoek. ;)

Bertie was the unfortunate member of our trio, to have his check-in luggage gone missing! :'(

After waiting and following up, Bertie's riding gear bag, was nowhere to be found. >:(

Janco picked us up, and drove us to Windhoek, buying a 7 day, 3 Gig, 700 local minutes sim card on the way for R65 and R7 for the sim card.
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 02:23:21 pm »
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 02:29:20 pm »
 :deal: :deal: :deal: :deal: :sip: :sip: :sip: :sip: :thumleft:
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 02:31:53 pm »
sub :peepwall:
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 02:38:11 pm »
After arriving at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek, we were allocated our shared accommodation. :thumleft:

Each riders was allowed an 85 liter bag, which could be custom made with name and trip logo by Nomad Bags in George. ;)

What was not on your bike or the bag on the Iveco truck was securely stored at the Safari Hotel. :thumleft:

Late afternoon we joined for a briefing, and a beer at the swimming pool, followed by a burger meal for supper. :drif:

Gen and Chantal were taking care of domestics.

In the pic, Zanie Cilliers (Honda 230), Hardy de Kock (XR 650 L), Kobus  Myburgh (KTM 640 Adv), Janco Breytenbach (Iveco) and Johan Harmse (XR 650 L)

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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 02:43:48 pm »
Dankie vir die deel sover... ek ry saam  :thumleft:

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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 02:44:03 pm »
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 02:48:31 pm »
Sub!!! :sip:

Have been waiting in anticipation for this ride report :D Love Namibia, need to return again soon... :ricky:
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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 02:50:55 pm »
Continueing around the table with Hennie Dekker (Oubones) on a KLR 650, Gordon Buckley (Honda XRV 750 AT), Craig Botha (X-Challenge), Ian Timoney (XR 650 L) and Duncan Cackett (KTM 690, with Omega kit).

Janco's mother Elsabie, her friend Abel, his brother Jannie and partner Beatie, joined in a Ford Ranger. Abel was on a XR 650 L, and the most senior rider of the group at a fit 67, from MTB riding! ;)

Beatie is featured in this picture. She is a Vredendal tannie. :o
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 03:07:43 pm »
Last one for this afternoon. :thumleft:

Next to Beatie is Jannie, then his brother Abel, and Janco's mom, Elsabie. As mentioned, Abel on a Honda, and the other 3 in a Ford Ranger. ;)

On the right our famed knife and dagger maker, Bertie Rietveld aka Straatkat, my riding buddy. We were on KTM 500s. :o

Myself and Lance Aylward are not in a pic here. Lance and Zanie are a couple. At 37 and 34, the youngest in our riding group. Lance was on Zanie's Honda 250 Rallye. :thumleft:

The majority of riders were between 50 and 60 years, with two in their 40s. :o

Peter King (DR 650), Hennie Roos ((XR 650 L) and Brian Harmse (KTM 690), had ridden up to Spitzkoppe the day before, to explore the area, and have a quick lunch in Swakopmund. So not pictured here. :o
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 03:23:08 pm »
Ek is net so angstig om die res van die rr te lees.   :biggrin:
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 03:28:03 pm »
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2019, 03:28:33 pm »
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