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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2019, 06:09:14 pm »
Damn that looks like an awesome place to ride
 

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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2019, 06:29:38 pm »
More of Bullet's pics, taken at Zingela Lodge

You can see he really loves his 500

 :biggrin: Nothing like having your bike in the bedroom.

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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2019, 10:31:10 pm »
Just want to say, this is another one of those rides I've been meaning to do since I first saw it posted on the forum. A mysterious place called Darkest Africa, with plenty of challenging and stunning scenic riding to do. What is not to like? :D
When our friends mentioned they'd love to go ride in that area again, HSK and I were absolutely keen to join.

Getting there





Can there be a better setting?










This old guy has seen better days. Guess we solved the mystery to the roads in the area being in quite a bad condition :P
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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2019, 10:51:25 pm »
Saturday morning we leave early to meet with JonW and Epilot. They will be showing us the area. There is nothing better than riding with people who have local knowledge of the area.




Dawie and Shaun showing us 'Little Sani".


Following next to the river.


4x KTM 500s, a 520 and a 690.






Numerous gates are opened and closed. Permissions are needed to ride in this area as most is on private land.


After the gates things start to get very interesting.


This felt like Carl's dinner at the Erzberg Rodeo! The 500 impressed yet again and we got up in no time.






I don't think the rocks ever stopped? Ok, ok maybe for like 5min :imaposer:


For me this was the most challenging climb. Hectic rocks at the bottom and a hill that just wouldn't end. It doesn't look bad on the photos, but it's really tough as the rocks are super loose. Really have to keep your wits about you to do this!!!




Finally things open up a bit and we head towards Darkest Africa.


JonW showing us the way.


THIS! This is what we came for ;D Absolutely beautiful, magical place.





It was an honour to meet you and your brother JonW. Thanks to everyone for an unforgettable ride. Need to visit this beautiful area gain soon :ricky:
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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2019, 07:58:20 am »
Stunning pics Minxy, was such a pleasure meeting and riding with you and Johan  :thumleft:
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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2019, 10:33:35 am »
Now that looks epic  :o

I knew I should have gone up for the College reunion weekend and a bit of a ride through the midlands.. I sure do miss KZN
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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2019, 11:36:48 am »
Now that looks epic  :o

I knew I should have gone up for the College reunion weekend and a bit of a ride through the midlands.. I sure do miss KZN

Hey FM, you should have come to re-union weekend, I have a mate who came all the way from Warsaw to be there.

Both my boys went, weren't too impressed with the rugby unfortunately  :(
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Re: Darkest Africa
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2019, 08:40:43 am »


Video footage! Because nobody will ever believe the shit we get up to over the weekends :P :imaposer:
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Re: Darkest Africa (Minxy's Video Added)
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2019, 04:06:16 pm »
Great video Minxy, looking forward to riding with you guys again  :thumleft:
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Re: Darkest Africa (Minxy's Video Added)
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2019, 09:09:50 am »
Great video, thanks Jon for showing us an unknown part of our province, brings back fond memories of our Christmas Ride, looking forward to the next "technical" ( should read lots of rocks) ride with you.
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Re: Darkest Africa (Minxy's Video Added)
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2019, 01:17:18 pm »
Thanks Adrian, looking forward to riding with you again.

Hope your knee rehab is coming along well  :thumleft:
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