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Groot Marico and the Oog
« on: January 08, 2008, 12:58:42 pm »
Over the holidays I decided to go and show Red Devil Groot Marico and go and look for the ‚??oog‚?Ě

Not so early on Sunday morning we climbed on Warthog and off we went via gravel roads till just before Derby. From, there tar to Koster. Just after Koster left on a lekker gravel road with a few turnoffs till we hit Groot Marico

After enjoying a lekker but arthy late breakfast I asked the lady there how does one get to the Oog. I did not understand her very clearly and the end of the story is that we missed some turnoff and eventally gave up the idea going there.

Just a few km after we hit the Zeerust to Koster gravel road I slammed on the brakes, Voila‚?¶‚?¶on our right ‚?¶.Die oog‚?¶.entr√™‚?¶We spend a few hours here just loafing in the cool shade and cooling off in the oog. Amazing clear water.

 Some pics of the Oog and campsite

The oog, the water is amazing clear.

Cooling down swim.

On the float watching scuba divers frolicking in the water





Nice little campsite. Want to go there soon for an overnighter


I got stuck on the super tube‚?¶.well not so super‚?¶.

Green grass and shade.

Mmmmmm does this qualify as an arthy pic?


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« Last Edit: January 09, 2008, 07:59:10 am by Ama ride ride »
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 01:15:17 pm »
Nice een Ama!

Ek wil ook bietjie eendag daanatoe ry en bietjie gaan swem ;)

PS - is die nuwe battery in?
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 01:21:31 pm »
Nice een Ama!

Ek wil ook bietjie eendag daanatoe ry en bietjie gaan swem ;)

PS - is die nuwe battery in?

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Nuwe battery in. Gratis......met liefde van santa..skuus..BMW...... ;D
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 01:25:11 pm »
Hoeveel ekstra horsepower met daai nuwe battery >:D
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 01:28:31 pm »
Hoeveel ekstra horsepower met daai nuwe battery >:D

12 volt ;D

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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 01:34:54 pm »
Next time let me know!
Close to where I stay! About 60km. ;D

I'm not able to tell you if the photo is arty, but it could be farty ;D you right at the exhaust ;D

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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2008, 01:35:36 pm »
Marico is such a nice place and a great ride. Must go back there and do some more exploring.
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 03:29:16 pm »
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 07:25:40 pm »
Geez Ama was my directions that bad?
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008, 07:25:55 pm »
Geez Ama was my directions that bad?
 

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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2008, 07:33:16 pm »
Geez Ama was my directions that bad?

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2008, 07:42:39 pm »
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2008, 07:48:08 pm »
Nice one - looks like a nice place to cool down. I'm definitely going to put it on my list of things to do and places to see.
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2008, 08:41:59 pm »
Looks like both of you had a good time!

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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2008, 07:53:42 am »
Geez Ama was my directions that bad?

I have alzheimers..... ;D

Did not print out your directions so had to ask again...and by the way...did not know you are a lady and worked in the Bistro at Marico.... ;D
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2008, 08:30:01 am »
Geez Ama was my directions that bad?

I have alzheimers..... ;D

Did not print out your directions so had to ask again...and by the way...did not know you are a lady and worked in the Bistro at Marico.... ;D

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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2008, 10:30:06 am »
Lekker. The dude on the ramp in the yellow shirt is a friend of mine. The property belongs to his inlaws.


Maybe we can organize a weekends camping there.................................

Will get back on this one.
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2008, 12:12:52 pm »
That water is crystal clear, will visit with snorkel & goggles and try some underwater pics, they won't let you swim in the Kuruman Oog.  Thanks AMA for the report and info.
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Re: Groot Marico and the Oog
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2008, 06:44:17 am »
Marico is a nice place to ride, thanks for sharing  ;)

That water certainly looks very inviting
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