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Time out in Namibia
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:39:04 pm »
Decided I needed time out and to get away from it all , so the desert Namibia seemed to be the place to go . A mate of mine a non dog was keen to go for a week , but I wanted to get away for longer . We decided he would go until he was gat foll , he was quite busy at the time on his farm . Packed my bike and left my farm near grahamstown , an planned to meet in Graff Reinet , he left from Elands rivier .Had lunch in Graff Reinet and headed on to Carnavon on tar had a fairly pleasant ride an got to Carnavon in the cold when that monster cold front hit SA in early July . Found a place to crash at the Carnavon hotel which was under construction . Drank copious amounts of beer and ate unbelievable lamb chops . The next morning head ache and sh1t weather . Onto gravel fighting the wind through Vanwyks vlei past Verneuk pan on to Kenhardt all in shocking wind . I was starting to get home sick and missing my wife . Any way we carried on to Augrabies resort and booked in . We had a great chalet more beer and more meat , and another head ache the next morning .
The next morning we took the gravel road from Kakemas through Lutsputs (never saw a town) onto the Uppington Nakop road hit the tar and cleared the boarder , no problem quite easy heading towards Grunau . But when we got to Karasburg we were getting cold and miserable . We booked into a B and B the Zebra it was OK . Decided on a Quiet night .....Then four hunters arrived from Rustenburg and the party started a rough night was had by all.
1 saying cheers to my dogs
2 stopping at Carnarvon
3 The Hotel
4 Augrabies
5 On route to the boarder
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 10:45:59 pm »
Hotel In Carnarvon
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 10:47:33 pm »
Carnarvon Hotel
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:48:36 pm »
Augrabies
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 10:49:51 pm »
Road to Nakop
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 10:51:11 pm »
Karasburg B and B
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 11:16:07 pm »
Lekker man  :thumleft:
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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 11:55:14 pm »
After Karasburg we headed for Ai Ais via Grunau . The weather had improved and I felt unwound except for the third babalaas in a row . At Granau we headed south for about 100 kilos and then turned west onto gravel heading for Ai Ais . The gravel was good and it was time to put foot with the two GSAs . We got to Ai Ais quite early and the place was packed ,I had not taken into account that it was school holidays . We pitched our tents lay in the sun had one beer , nice meal at the restaurant and believe it or not an early night . Well Ai Ais been there done it not sure if I will rush back . Next morning headed for Hobas and the caynon in good warm weather . It gets doners cold in Namibia in winter at night . The roads in that part of the world are good gravel but beware every now and again its is challenging . Spent a bit of time at the Canyon and hobas and headed off for Roadhouse .
Roadhouse was great good camping ground , nice people good food really nice , but that night in my tent I nearly froze it was minus 6 when I got out of bed at about 7am
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 11:56:55 pm »
On our way to Ai Ais
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 11:58:47 pm »
Ai Ais Chatting to another dog
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2014, 12:00:51 am »
On our way out
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 12:04:34 am »
Hobas
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 12:06:08 am »
Canyon
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2014, 12:08:31 am »
Camping at Roadhouse
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 12:10:02 am »
More camping
 

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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 12:11:49 am »
Roadhouse lodge and camp
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 12:16:23 am »
In the gents there is a sign that sais do not open the box .
you don't tell a wild dog what he can do and what cant do
I opened it
I had a shock machine in it that shocked the shit out of me
 

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 06:08:15 am »
In the gents there is a sign that sais do not open the box .
you don't tell a wild dog what he can do and what cant do
I opened it
I had a shock machine in it that shocked the shit out of me

I resisted.  Just   :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2014, 07:14:41 am »
In the gents there is a sign that sais do not open the box .
you don't tell a wild dog what he can do and what cant do
I opened it
I had a shock machine in it that shocked the shit out of me

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Re: Time out in Namibia
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 07:27:42 am »
As you said, it gets doners cold in Namibia. Nice RR so far, and looking forward to the rest.