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Offline Draadwerk

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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2014, 10:32:26 pm »
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2014, 10:38:16 pm »
Welkom in die Oos-Kaap.  Ons hoop om jou te sien as jy 'n rusdaggie het.

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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2014, 10:44:15 pm »
Chris ek is n SA burger met verblyfs reg in Nam.
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2014, 07:53:13 am »
Welkom in die Oos-Kaap.  Ons hoop om jou te sien as jy 'n rusdaggie het.

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I wish, dit sal baie nice gewees het.

Die klient het nie tyd saam gebring nie, by hulle is alles 24/7 en wil more se werk gister klaar he. Transocean is die grootste olie boor maatskappy in die wereld en het geweldige hoe day rates vir boor werk en elke dag wat hulle nie boor nie verloor hulle n groot som geld.
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2014, 07:55:59 am »
Hier is so klein aptydwekerkie, net om julle aandag te hou.

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2014, 08:30:40 am »
Ok my aptyt is gewek. Ons soek nog

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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2014, 02:21:54 pm »
Ok, I am home again with time at hand and will continue with my long overdue RR. Enjoy
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2014, 03:08:28 pm »
Day 2 – 15 December 2013 Stampriet to Askham - 498km
Woke up to this awesome view.







Had some koffie with rusks and packed up. Said goodbye to Stampriet and proceeded on my way.





On my way to the Rietfontein border post I came across this awesome creature. When I first saw it, it was walking across the road, but as soon as I came closer it stopped and pretended to be dead.







I cannot get enough of the surrounding landscapes, you feel very small when travelling through these areas. Makes you appreciate life again.









It was such a great opportunity that I had to do this trip. I just had to take a selfie to make sure that it is actually me doing the trip.



Arrived at the Namibia side of the Rietfontein border post, not much infrastructure. I suppose you don't need much.





The SA side of Rietfontein border post, it is a bit more modern. Unfortunately not more efficient than on the other side, however I have been to worse border posts.





As the day grew older I had to start looking for a place to stay. Rode to Askham only to find out that there aren't any camping sites. The friendly guy at the garage then directed my to the Molopo Lodge. The lodge is about 15km from Askham and about 1km off the main road.

What a lovely place to camp.







At R 150.00/night it is a bargain, you get an under roof stand with a wash basin, private ablutions, swimming pool and a fully licensed restaurant. You can even get braai wood, meat and petrol. I will definitely stay over again so should you if you are in the area.









That was day 2 done and dusted.

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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2014, 03:21:10 pm »
Hel man jy maak my (alweer) jaloers oor julle land en die mooi węreld daar.  Ek gaan maar saamry as jy nie omgee nie  Het daai likewaan toe laat waai toe jy daar verby was?
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2014, 03:32:40 pm »
Day 3 – 16 December 2013 Askham to Hartbeespoort Dam - 893km
This was the longest distance that I ever done in 1 day, needless to say that my ass was numb when I eventually arrived at Hartbeespoort dam that evening 22:00. Fortunately the next day's trip is only a short distance.

The dreaded road between Askham and Van Zylsrus (I farken hate this road, like wise the Solitaire road).









I was so gatvol of sitting that I did not bother to stop and take decent pictures. So I thought I would make up at the filling station in Mafikeng, did not really succeeded, but there are pictures nonetheless.









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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2014, 04:39:57 pm »
Day 4 – 17 December 2013 Hartbeespoort Dam to Boksburg - 171km
I wanted to ride through the tunnel as this is where I spent a lot of my childhood. Fishing in the dam and the river on the dam wall side. Also visited the snake park frequently and had to blow the horn while passing through the tunnel. It was fun as kids to have dad blow the horn going through it.















I just had to turn back and go check this place out. It is an African Craft market just before you get to the dam wall.



Beautiful wood art work.







KTM now part of the great SIX.



Just simply awesome art work.



The king himself.



Proceeded to the Snake Park. Something's never changed, it is exactly how I remember it.







Climbed off to go inside, but it was unfortunately still closed.







After the disappointment of not visiting the Snake Park I carried on to the Sterkfontein Caves.

On my way there I cam across these Lions.









....and some Camelhorses



Arrived at the Caves and had to get some breakfast before I go on the Cave Tour.



Some of the stuff you can see there.









There are even some acquaintances.





more....... (maybe family)



Some useful information.



more......



The entrance to the caves.







Inside the caves there are some chambers that is locked with no entry.





Further down the caves.







Great rock formations.















....and further down into the caves.







....and then up again.







Escape route



Almost out



Now you know why I walked at the back.





Out and on my way.



That was day 4 all over, will visit family for a few days.
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
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Re: A Journey of a 1000 Miles
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2014, 03:09:35 pm »
Hier is so klein aptydwekerkie, net om julle aandag te hou.



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