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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2021, 08:21:02 pm »
The Road from Nottingham Rd to Himeville is the most scenic road along the Southern Berg - Bikers Paradise - glad you enjoyed it. :ricky:

They say so.   :thumleft:  I need to go back, the 1st and last time we rode that road it was during the night.   :eek7:  We could not get accommodation in Mooirivier and had to push trough to our daugter in Kokstad.   :patch:
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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2021, 03:58:51 am »
Chikanka Lodge sits at the end of the first road as you come into town with an uninterrupted view of the Berg.











Still some nice gravel roads around out here.







Bontebokkies watch me slowly go by.







I'm heading for Elliot today but stop to take some photos outside Ugie where a mate of mine planted lots and lots of trees in the '90's.



« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 04:35:31 am by Ian in Great Brak River »
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: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2021, 04:16:46 am »
I have been through Elliot many years ago and thought it uninteresting then ... well it is not. A family from JNB has sold up and settled there. They built The Guardians Lodge and it's a smallholding with 4 Boarder Collies, 8 Peacocks, about 500 Sheep and a restaurant ... it's impressive ... if a little impersonal.













The Guardians are really only noticeable when right under them ... another hidden gem in the EC.













The last few days on this years ride takes me to East London for the first time this Millennium.



I stop in to see a friend in EL and it's a good catch up. This 13 day trip ends 2 days later back in Great Brak, in all a 4577km ride to the wrong place that turns out to be just the right place after all ...

« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 04:29:26 am by Ian in Great Brak River »
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...

Old bike: '82 Eddie Lawson Replica Replica.
Other bike: '05 Honda Varadero 1000
New bike: '16 Honda Africa Twin.
 

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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #43 on: July 10, 2021, 04:33:38 am »
Man, what an unforgettable experience with the Cheetahs.

What a trip, screams of incredible scenery, solitude, comfortable accommodations, and a great bike. 
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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2021, 12:38:52 am »
hell thanks for the great RR and the lekker ride. :biggrin: :ricky: :ricky:   Just sorry once again that i could not do the trip with you, but at least im still here, so theres always time for another one.  :spitcoffee: :spitcoffee: :lamer: :imaposer:
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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2021, 05:08:20 pm »
Beautiful trip and well written, thank you!   :thumleft:
Love the one you are with
 
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Re: Where ...? To Hoedspruit...? Why there ...?
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2021, 08:13:46 pm »
     Enjoyed your RR. As usual ,you never disappoint.
 
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