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PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« on: December 13, 2015, 11:07:15 pm »
So, as it's two weeks before Lizanne leave's for a two month vacation in some cold dark country at the top of the world, I thought I'd take her for a little ride to remember the Eastern Cape for a few days when she gets there.
I started off just riding towards Addo, still deciding on the route, then thought I'd head to Zuurberg Hotel for coffee.

We left at 7AM, returned at 5PM, turns out I never felt like turning around, so we just did a loop.
(I'm very fortunate that she just went along with me.  :grin:)

The final ±400km route we did is shown below

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We started in light rain, so I stuck to tar until Addo, with quite a bit of rain for the last few km's into Addo.
She hates heat but loves rain, so this was a perfect day to do zuurberg.

Just after putting our Rain jackets on, we stopped for the first pic.

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Then stopped in Addo for fuel and air.

I was a bit hesitant to head further in this rain, but chatting to a local decided it should be okay up there. And Lizanne was keen to carry on, so we did.

An excellent decision indeed.

The rain stopped as we left Addo, with only an odd sprinkle the rest of the way.

First off was a little detour up a 2 track road which ended at a gate.
Had a bit of fun turning around. :ricky:




After a slight struggle, I got the bike turned around and we went to Zuurberg Hotel for scones and coffee.

After a tour of the grounds, we took a slow ride through the pass to anne's Villa where we were shown around by a very informed guide.

Then to her dismay I asked him for the route to Darlington dam. (I never took the GPS with)

We got there going through a stretch of Addo park seeing quite a few types of buck and Ostriches. It started getting a bit warm, after which we braved Uitenhage to have a late lunch, then headed home via rocklands.

All in all an excellent days riding with lots of fun































































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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 07:13:06 am »
 Lekka jack
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 01:29:11 pm »
Te best those unplanned rides 👍

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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 02:05:24 pm »
Lekker man!

Dankie vd Foties  :thumleft:

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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 07:27:08 pm »
Jack, thanks for sharing.

Didn't know that you were into bikes  :imaposer:
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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2015, 07:34:18 pm »
Awesome.. :thumleft:
Nee wat vlekkelose ek kuier op my lekkerste tussen die rokers,dronkgatte,vloekers,hoere en ander sondaars  :imaposer:
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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2015, 08:02:00 pm »
Apart from Baviaans, I've only really ridden in the Eastern Cape once, and those were the very roads I rode.  Zuurberg is stunning in every way.

Beautiful country you guys have.
 

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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 01:39:41 pm »

beautiful great ride thank u for sharing
 

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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 02:54:06 pm »
Ag julle is te oulik man :ricky:
 

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Re: PE - Addo - Zuurberg - Darlington Dam - Uitenhage - PE
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 08:42:46 pm »
Don't you just love Anne's Villa with all the Blacksmith equipment and tools. We stayed over one evening, great place to stay. Sitting on the loo, move one cheek left and the bowl moves left and vice versa. great memories.
Bum in the saddle, always.