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Offline Losper

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Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:45:25 pm »
This was a 5 day trip in the Richtersveld and southern Namibia.
We were: 6x Africa Twins, 1x 990, 1x 1190 and a 1290
We trailored the bikes to Klein-Pella.

Day 1: Klein-Pella to Vioolsdrif
Day 2: Vioolsdrif to Seeheim
Day 3: Seeheim to Sendelingsdrif
Day 4: Sendelingsdrif to Vioolsdrif
Day 5: Vioolsdrif to Klein pella

You can download the gpx file below the map (compressed zip file)

Here is a short video to wet your appetite:


« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 11:20:46 pm by Losper »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 02:30:17 am »
This looks like a moerse jol....  :thumleft:
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 05:38:44 am »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 06:16:39 am »
Tagging along for the ride  :ricky:
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 06:18:32 am »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 07:04:02 am »
 :ricky: :sip: :deal:
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 07:43:44 am »
 :ricky:

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 07:52:03 am »
Looks awesome! :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 07:53:59 am »
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 08:06:04 am »
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 08:32:13 am »
I'm along for the ride, planning on heading into that area in May next year.
 

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 08:42:21 am »
Is that the rocky climb just after the oernoep river about two thirds of the way from pella to vioolsdrift?
 

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 09:01:35 am »
Is that the rocky climb just after the oernoep river about two thirds of the way from pella to vioolsdrift?
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 09:03:30 am »
Gorgeous area!
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 09:07:07 am »
Lekker! Gewag vir die  :thumleft:
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 09:08:55 am »
Lyk na fantastic roete.  Ek volg graag.  Het ook idees om later in die jaar daai geweste te gaan rondry.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 09:12:17 am »
Is that the rocky climb just after the oernoep river about two thirds of the way from pella to vioolsdrift?
It is the 4x4 route between Eksteenfontein and Kuboes, it is seriously technical. The video and photo’s does not give you any real idea of the technicality.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 09:29:22 am »
Losper, it is the section in pictures below right? As you know I chickened out there last time so I'm heading there again over weekend to get even. Did you guys make it and is there anything horribly difficult (apart from the downhill on the picture? I'm going to be alone, but on 500 so hopefully should make it through OK, just wouldn't want to find out km later that I have to go back up there. Thank you  :thumleft:







And did you do Road to Hell, and if so, how was it?

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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 09:39:26 am »
Xpat,  yes it is the same section.
We did it south to north in 2015 and then it was already very technical, we did it north to south this time and it has deteriorated very very badly. The section in your picture is not the most difficult section. There is an extremely bad washed out section about 500meters north of your photo which is very very steep. It is probably doable on a 500 (with help) but almost impossible on a big bike. I do not recommend this track to anybody, it is pure hell on a big bike.
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Re: Richtersveld, 5 day adventure (video and lots of photos)
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 09:44:01 am »
Xpat,  yes it is the same section.
We did it south to north in 2015 and then it was already very technical, we did it north to south this time and it has deteriorated very very badly. The section in your picture is not the most difficult section. There is an extremely bad washed out section about 500meters north of your photo which is very very steep. It is probably doable on a 500 (with help) but almost impossible on a big bike. I do not recommend this track to anybody, it is pure hell on a big bike.

Hmmm, thank you. Doesn't sound encouraging - as the section in the picture I already posted was enough to throw me off last time as I wouldn't be able to make it up that way should I hit a wall later on - which is what you say I may. But I was on 690 which is much heavier so I will go and have a look and decide on the spot.

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