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Offline Losper

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"Boom Shakalaka" what is this all about? hold your hats, I will get back to this later. :biggrin:

This is a 6 day trip that would go thru the Richtersveld, Namakwaland and the Tankwa karoo. Since we have been in these areas many times before we set out to look for the lesser (un)known paths and twee spoor tracks as far as possible.

So we trailered our bikes from Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Potchefstroom all the way to Klein Pella guest farm.
Riders as follows:
@bitblade    Husky 701
@Twister    Africa Twin
Chris          Africa Twin
Rudolph     Africa Twin
Myself        Africa twin
The vehicles were left at Klein Pella and we set off.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 01:01:19 pm by Losper »
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Re: Boom Shakalaka, 6 day trip thru the Richtersveld, Namakwa and Tankwa Karoo
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 02:51:23 pm »
Lekkerrrrrr man!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 03:43:33 pm »
Ek.sien uit hierna.
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Re: Boom Shakalaka, 6 day trip thru the Richtersveld, Namakwa and Tankwa Karoo
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 06:36:50 pm »
Booked in to Klein Pella for mid Oct, keen to explore that part of SA a little closer.
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: Boom Shakalaka, 6 day trip thru the Richtersveld, Namakwa and Tankwa Karoo
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 09:47:04 pm »
Day 1 Klein Pella to Vioolsdrif
At about 70km from Klein Pella we turned off from the gravel road onto a very sandy "twee spoor". On this path Chris took a slow speed (around 40km/h) tumble on a very sandy section. He fell in such a way that the pannier rack broke his ankle. This was a blow, so close to the start on day one but hey, accidents happen. His brother Rudolph joined him and they returned to Klein Pella and on to the hospital in Kimberley. So it was game over for them and that left only myself, @Twister and @bitblade

So the next interesting section was the dry river bed section called Camghab. The Camghab river has extremely deep and dry sand and with lots of loose rocks in and just under the sand. It kept us busy for a while. From there we rode to the Camghab lookout point. The look out point in itself is not so spectacular but the "road" leading to is is stunning.
We took the Namakwa 4x4 route from there to Vioolsdrif where I pre arranded for fuel at the Frontier tented camp and then on to Orange River Rafter lodge where we stayed for the night.   
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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2019, 06:08:51 am »
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 08:54:07 am »
Awesome photos.
Keep it coming.
Looks like a lekker trip... :thumleft:
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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 09:00:27 am »
Pragtig maar hoe bewe my broek nou vir al daardie sand.
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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 09:26:30 am »
Hierdie een gaan al weer 'n goeie een uitdraai  :thumleft:

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