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Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« on: April 15, 2014, 02:41:51 pm »
It just keeps on calling me back for more. Every time I go there the allure only grows stronger. I've been there twice with the 4x4, and just did my third one on the bike. Staying in Limpopo, it is quite a hassle getting there, but damnit, it's worth every effort!

We were five bikes, four 690s and a 640, who've all been there before. Konyn, Krazy Kubu, Kwaggasakkie, Daan (Oset Bikes), and myself.

We did the 1000km trip to Upington with the bikes on the trailer, to have more time in the middle. We spent a week away from home.

I will just let the pictures do the talking.

*All pictures were taken with my phone (Note 3). I guess the days of apologising for crappy cellphone pics are numbered. You be the judge.*



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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 02:45:15 pm »
en ??? ???
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 02:45:30 pm »
Noord Kaap my favourite adventure biking area.
Gooi nog   :thumleft:
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 02:50:34 pm »
My favourite tree decorations
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 02:53:14 pm »
The view from my shower at Molopo Lodge near Askham.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 02:56:00 pm »
Mooi bike wat jy het  Avontier maar daai twee doodskiste (panniers) lyk net nie reg vir my op die bike.
Soft luggage,a lekker sak moes daar op gewees het.
Gooi nog,baie pics  :ricky:
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 02:58:24 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 03:00:33 pm »
Askham om Richtersveld toe. Wye draai maar "grand" paaie om te ry  :ricky:
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 03:03:48 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 03:06:18 pm »
Hakskeenpan. Lekker nat.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 03:21:52 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 03:23:27 pm »
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 03:33:16 pm »
Mooi bike wat jy het  Avontier maar daai twee doodskiste (panniers) lyk net nie reg vir my op die bike.
Soft luggage,a lekker sak moes daar op gewees het.
Gooi nog,baie pics  :ricky:


Ons stoot maar bietjie aan as ons ry en die panniers het die vir my die minste negatiewe uitwerking op die skoeter se hantering.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 03:39:10 pm »
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Some people feel the rain and others just get wet...
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 03:47:19 pm »

The Kalahari must have seen some good rains this season
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2014, 03:54:09 pm »
We rode into a storm on our way to KoŽs. The clay surface on some patches made the riding a bit more interesting
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2014, 03:58:05 pm »
A trip I still need to do!! :thumleft:
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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2014, 03:59:45 pm »
We had an excellent stay at the KoŽs Hotel. They gave us excellent conversation, stories, and the freedom of their kitchen for a skaaptjops en pap braai on the stoep of the hotel.
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2014, 04:02:42 pm »
This place is a must
 

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Re: Richtersveld. What is it with this place?
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2014, 04:07:24 pm »
Smoke break at the giants' playground between KoŽs and Keetmanshoop