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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2010, 11:53:46 am »
May be a bit far up coast but Riemvasmaak can be likened to riding on the moon... very desolate. Close to Kakamas.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2010, 12:19:08 pm »
There's a very nice camping site, actually a world heritage site I think (or so I've heard) between Piketberg and Eendekuil, it's situaded in a natural Olienhoutboom'forest, one of the few in SA, private property but I have a biker tjommie who organise that, his neighbour.... very nice camping site, we camp there in winter, and lots to see around, and if you're man enough there's the "old ossewa" route up the mountain, incline so steep that the road "loops" instead of sharp turns, a must see, only thing is I want to join then...
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2010, 12:41:16 pm »
May be a bit far up coast but Riemvasmaak can be likened to riding on the moon... very desolate. Close to Kakamas.

Sounds and looks really good, but maybe a little far for this trip.

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There's a very nice camping site, actually a world heritage site I think (or so I've heard) between Piketberg and Eendekuil, it's situaded in a natural Olienhoutboom'forest, one of the few in SA, private property but I have a biker tjommie who organise that, his neighbour.... very nice camping site, we camp there in winter, and lots to see around, and if you're man enough there's the "old ossewa" route up the mountain, incline so steep that the road "loops" instead of sharp turns, a must see, only thing is I want to join then...

Hmm, now this sounds interesting! any photos of the place?
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2010, 02:19:16 pm »
Jip, actually have a few, they're on my laptop at home, will send you some pics....
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2010, 03:19:27 pm »
Sounds good Chris. Don't suppose you have the name of the place so I can phone or look it up on the net??
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2010, 07:24:57 pm »
Sounds good Chris. Don't suppose you have the name of the place so I can phone or look it up on the net??
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Thanks Chris. Need to have a place booked, as going with a few mates for a farewell thing before my trip. They are going to be in my Pajero, as they don't ride bikes.  In Africa, i'm definitely not really planning any kind of accommodation, as i'm sleeping out in the middle of nowhere.. Got my countries that i'm going through, but no destinations in them really  :mwink:
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2010, 08:37:40 pm »
What about the Clanwilliam dam Rob?
Not too far from CT. Tar or dirt there. Challets or camping.
Will be no to hardly any people this time of year.
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2010, 04:25:01 pm »
De Rust
km out of town on left heading towards JHB. Farm . Campsite 12km from farmhouse on top of a moutain with AMAZING ablution block very quiet

This really is a amazing place that we discovered by accident , just outside Meiringspoort , place is called Meyers Rest , just phone the local tourism office.You will not be sorry !

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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010, 04:35:06 pm »
How about Beaverlac just past Porterville. Nice watervalle and quite cheap. No lectric = No loud asses!!! :thumleft:
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2010, 08:33:03 am »
Jip Beaverlake also nice place.....
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Re: Out of the way Camping spots in the Northern Cape/Western Cape???
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2010, 01:55:06 pm »
Jip Beaverlake also nice place.....

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