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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2020, 11:16:35 am »
We soon intersected the McClear/Rhodes road which was in the process of being re-surfaced in some areas. There were some nice marbles in places, but the road was in good nick as we headed for Naudes Nek. Peter had come over from Rhodes that morning to meet us in Mt Mt Fletcher and encountered thick mist and rain so we knew what expect. As usual the scenery did not disappoint.

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2020, 11:51:18 am »
Great looking trip.Beautiful areas.

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2020, 08:45:23 pm »
At the top of Naudes Nek is the turn to Tennahead Lodge. It was pretty cold by now, but "what the hell" we thought.  Time for a beer! We swerved off and headed for the lodge. It was deserted and only the lodge manageress was there. Anyway we forced a quick Zamalek down, and hit the road back to the crest of the pass.

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2020, 08:53:31 pm »
By now in the space of an hour, the fog has set in again, and by the time we got to the main road the visibility was down to about 15 meters! Anyway we set off with hazards on in the direction of Rhodes. As soon as we'd descended a bit it cleared up and soon we were blazing along to Rhodes.

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2020, 09:05:48 pm »
Beautiful part of the world!

We were booked for two nights at Himeville arms in October last year, and on arrival the place looked terribly neglected, so we were quite happy when the manager told us that their waterpump is broken, and that we've been given place at the resort at the foot of Sani.

Sad to hear that it is now closed down, as I remember one of the best meals ever eaten at the HA about ten years ago.
 

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2020, 07:26:06 am »
Beautiful part of the world!

We were booked for two nights at Himeville arms in October last year, and on arrival the place looked terribly neglected, so we were quite happy when the manager told us that their waterpump is broken, and that we've been given place at the resort at the foot of Sani.

Sad to hear that it is now closed down, as I remember one of the best meals ever eaten at the HA about ten years ago.
Himeville Arms was a popular stay-over about 12 years ago when I still resided on the South Coast and many locals frequented the pub at night for something to eat and drink
I often slept over when working in that area. The accommodation was basic but clean.
I later got info that the place was not recommended anymore as a stay-over.
I hope someone buys the place and put it back on the map.
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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2020, 08:06:13 am »
I stayed there in August last year on a trip over Sani with Swambo and it had gone to pot then already.

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Re: Heading to the Hog
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2020, 12:08:34 pm »
looked amazing, awesome share! O0
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