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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2020, 03:25:00 pm »
Just what I needed for today ... just me or not all photos loading?

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2020, 04:55:13 pm »
Just what I needed for today ... just me or not all photos loading?

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2020, 05:56:51 pm »
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Lyk na 'n lekker trip. :thumleft:
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2020, 03:42:58 pm »
Friday morning and it is raining in Cape Town.  We made contact with each other and decided that we will meet at a garage in Gordon’s Bay.

What a nightmare to ride in CT traffic – well – for me it was.  Glad I don’t have to do it on a daily basis on my bike or car.

Anyway, after we met, we followed the road past Rooi Els on our way to Hermanus for breakfast.

The 2 Rathbone brothers.






What a beauty








Breakfast in Hermanus. – Fish & Chips 😊






Scenery.






After a chat to a few foreigners we hit the road again. 

Not sure where we gonna sleep tonight, but we were on the road again………


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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2020, 03:59:46 pm »
Cannot remember the name of this place, but I’ve been here before when Ou Bees and I did a trip from CT to EL.

I just followed the road, and the rest followed. 











We stopped at Malgas and were basically the only people there.  Have to go back and explore the area.







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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2020, 04:20:19 pm »
We filled up in Heidelberg and I asked the guys if the know anything about Tradouwpass.  Nope, they said and off we go.

At the top of Tradouwpass we phoned Veldtie at Koedoeskloof and asked if he has some space for us.  Needless to say, he did and off we go.



Was late in the afternoon when we arrived at Koedoeskloof, but as always, they never disappoints.



View from my room, overlooking Towerkop if I am not mistaken.



Some decorations.



Whom of you still remember the Springbok Hits?



The man himself.



What a benefit to be out of city life



Die baas vd plaas.



Watching these two.



After a good meal, we all went to bed and knew that the end of the trip is coming to an end  :( :( :(
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2020, 04:39:37 pm »
Saturday morning and we off to EL or PE.  Not sure yet, but we started early.  It was a cool morning…..and I don’t wanna go home  :'( :'(  I want to ride and ride and ride

Instead of turning right at the gate of Koedoeskloof, we turned left.  What a good choice.






The church in Ladismit



We took a backroad from Ladismit and followed it.  Not sure whereto it goes, but it was worth it.





Once on the tar road, we went to have a look at the Seweweekspoort, and as usual, it didn’t disappoint. :deal: :deal: :thumleft:


















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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2020, 04:54:43 pm »
After Calitzdorp we took another backroad that joins up with the tar road close to the Cango Caves.  That road also didn’t disappoints.

If you grew up in our house, you would understand the sign.  We as kids respected older people and if you call a black man “Outa”, he was old and you respected him.  A black lady was called “Aja” and this is nothing to do with racism – this is out of respect.  If we didn't respected older people, you would know it as our parents didn't take nonsense from kids  :deal: :biggrin:









The big tree at Kruisrivier.  David and I have camped there before and the owners are friendly people.  Worth going back one day.





Swartbergpass in a distance.

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2020, 05:21:06 pm »
In Oudtshoorn we had breakfast but we were about 10 minutes late for breakfast.  Never the less, we ate.  They didn’t want us to park our bikes inside although we saw a few other inside.






From Oudtshoorn we took the gravel road to Uniondale, but somewhere I took the wrong turn-off and we ended up on the tar road, close to the road that leads to Montagu Pass.  Yep.  Let us go up on our way to George…..

















After we filled up in George it was about 16H00.  We klapped the black stuff to PE where Alon offered us accommodation in his B&B.  Thanks again for that Alon.  :biggrin:

The following morning we went straight home and was at about 12 at home, very tired but ready to tackle the world.



Many thanks for riding with.  To Ed, Alon and David – we will do it again.

Until next time, be good.

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2020, 05:36:59 am »
Baie mooi en lekker rr.  Dankie vir die deel.   :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

Jy moet toestemming vra om in ons kamer te slaap by Veltie.   :biggrin: :biggrin:Lekker view va daai kamer.   :thumleft:

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2020, 07:03:31 am »
Baie mooi en lekker rr.  Dankie vir die deel.   :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

Jy moet toestemming vra om in ons kamer te slaap by Veltie.    Lekker view va daai kamer.   :thumleft:


Altyd lekker om daar oor te slaap.

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2020, 07:08:52 am »
Baie mooi en lekker rr.  Dankie vir die deel.   :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

Jy moet toestemming vra om in ons kamer te slaap by Veltie.    Lekker view va daai kamer.   :thumleft:


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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2020, 07:13:14 am »
Jis, Jaco, dankie vir die deel.  Jou fotos is vrek mooi en vertel alles.  My hart trek 'n erg punt. 

Ek sien David se familie het gewen ..... hy het 'n cell foon!  :biggrin:
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2020, 07:55:53 am »
Baie dankie JMol - die saamry baie geniet!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Het julle die oornag plekke vooruit bespreek?
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2020, 10:35:11 am »
Jis, Jaco, dankie vir die deel.  Jou fotos is vrek mooi en vertel alles.  My hart trek 'n erg punt. 

Ek sien David se familie het gewen ..... hy het 'n cell foon!  :biggrin:

Ha ha - Ja nee - dis 'n ander storie.  Hy stuur nou nogal boodskappe vir my.
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2020, 10:36:10 am »
Baie dankie JMol - die saamry baie geniet!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Het julle die oornag plekke vooruit bespreek?

Net die 1ste 2 aande, maar as jy familie inreken, dan is dit 3 ;-)
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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2020, 02:01:45 pm »
Nice ride, thanks for sharing. Malgas Hotel on my list now too.

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2020, 08:21:53 pm »
Nice ride, thanks for sharing. Malgas Hotel on my list now too.

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Re: Longway to Cape Town and back to East London
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2020, 12:04:37 am »
Lekker saam Gert.

Quite a few places still on my bucket list!

Veldtie SE plek, Malgas pont, etc.

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