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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #220 on: May 30, 2019, 10:37:07 am »
Skryf Chopper. Ons wag vir nog. Ry lekker saam.
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #221 on: May 30, 2019, 01:53:23 pm »
Skryf Chopper. Ons wag vir nog. Ry lekker saam.
Dankie...so nou en dan bietjie werk ook inkry! ;)
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #222 on: May 30, 2019, 02:55:07 pm »
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2019, 08:34:55 am »
Day 8.5: Puros to Khowarib

Once recouperated,  it was back on the D3707. :thumleft:

I passed the vehicle convoy to get ahead of the dust, where I stayed till Sesfontein. ;)

I made a quick photo stop enroute to Tokamas. :)

Some pics to give one an idea of the area. You don't want to be stranded here! :o
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« Reply #225 on: May 31, 2019, 08:40:01 am »
Day 8.6: Puros to Khowarib

A few pics from Jannie, travelling in the Ranger, and Ducan:

Pic 1: Craig Botha rolling a cigarette. No illegal substances!

Pic 2: Headmaster Hardy.

Pic 3: Duncan's steed!
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« Reply #226 on: May 31, 2019, 08:47:20 am »
Day 8.7: Puros to Khowarib

Had another quick break and photo stop at Tokamas. 55km only covered for the day. Not much happening at Tokamas, besides two recently erectly tombstones. Must have been significant people in the area.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #227 on: May 31, 2019, 08:54:28 am »
Day 8.8 Puros to Khowarib

To the West of Sesfontein one enters the Sirib mountains, with a few welcoming passes. :biggrin:

Had a quick photo stop in the mountains were I found some greenery next to the road. ;)
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« Reply #228 on: May 31, 2019, 08:59:25 am »
Day 8.9: Puros to Khowarib

Fuel was taken in by all at Sesfontein, and I then stopped at the general dealer for a thirst quenching Hunters Gold! :biggrin:
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #229 on: May 31, 2019, 09:51:24 am »
Such a lekker trip report, thanks CP  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #230 on: May 31, 2019, 10:44:10 am »
Such a lekker trip report, thanks CP  :thumleft:
You're welcome!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #231 on: May 31, 2019, 11:25:05 am »
Day 8.10: Puros to Khowarib

'Till Sesfontein we had covered a 100km, and only 32 km more to the Khowarib Lodge. ;)

This was an oppertunity for some fast gravel riding! :o

I was last out of Sesfontein, as I went to buy ice to fill my Camelbak and two isolated 750ml containers. :)

The D3707 runs between the Naweb and Goragurib mountains out of Sesfontein. No passes though. ???

Gave the 500 gas from Sesfontein...passed Hennie and Brian who were having a rest in the shade...then stopped at the C43 to Opuwa turn-off for some pics. ;)

Hennie and Brian came past. I followed them to Khowarib, passing through the small village of Warmquelle on the way. :thumleft:
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #232 on: May 31, 2019, 11:33:25 am »
Great report with lots of detail and excellent pics 👍
 

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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #233 on: June 04, 2019, 11:45:39 am »
Appreciate your time and effort chopperpilot. A lekker read for sure !
 

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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #234 on: June 04, 2019, 01:22:27 pm »
@Sheepman and @wilfwalk

You are most welcome! ;)

I should have some time this afternoon to continue. :thumleft:
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« Reply #235 on: June 04, 2019, 02:59:29 pm »
Day 8.11: Puros to Khowarib

Khowarib has the lodge, camping and there is a community camp. :thumleft:

We stayed in the  lodge's campsite. Rustic, but hot water ablutions!

We had a break stop at the lodge on our way up from Palmwag to Opuwa. ;)

Hardy has an arrangement with them for us to use the pool. :biggrin:

Refreshments and ice at the bar. ;)

A few pics at Khowarib Lodge. :thumleft:

Pic 1: The Lodge's main building.

Pic 2: Riders cooling off.

Pic 3: Henk, Gordon, Jannie and Beatie having liquid refreshments.

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« Reply #236 on: June 04, 2019, 03:05:07 pm »
Khowarib pics

Pic 1: Craig Botha

Pic 2: Hennie Oubones

Pic 3: Zanie and Lance
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« Reply #237 on: June 04, 2019, 03:07:50 pm »
More Khowarib pics
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« Reply #238 on: June 04, 2019, 03:10:24 pm »
Camping and feeding at Khowarib

Pic 1: One of our camp sites. (Actually "Snorers Corner", with Gordon in 1st place, I was told!  ;D)

Pic 2: Chantal preparing breakfast.

Pic 3: Peter King and Janco, first in line for breakfast!  :o
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Re: Kaokoland...makes you thirsty...for more!
« Reply #239 on: June 12, 2019, 10:52:26 pm »
Keep it coming Henk! You need to finish it before we leave on the trip!  :sip:
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