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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2011, 09:47:15 am »
Miskien moes die mense wat so ongeduldig is liewer saamgery het... :P
 

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2011, 10:00:27 am »
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 10:08:36 am »
Miskien moes die mense wat so ongeduldig is liewer saamgery het... :P
Miskien moes van "die" ouens vir die  ongeduldige ou ge-sponsor het ! :pot:

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2011, 10:10:22 am »
Miskien moes die mense wat so ongeduldig is liewer saamgery het... :P
Miskien moes van "die" ouens vir die  ongeduldige ou ge-sponsor het ! :pot:


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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2011, 11:06:22 am »
We all made our way to Assegaai Bosch picking up riders along the way Saturday morning..    There we were met by Anton Gerber the owner of the farm.  He and his family escorted us to the farm as they stay on the adjacent around 2km further down the road.  Along the way we stopped to look at the two guardian of the kloof – the Oom and Tannie standing watching over the kloof (stone formations), looking after its people.  Ledged has it that as Mr Prinsloo tried to escape they saw the gruesome murder and turned to stone. 

What a great little cottage.  Nice and clean, beds, bedding towels, cutlery, nice furniture, carpets …  It was his father’s house.  This is not a normal camping cottage, this almost, feels like someone’s home.

After we all unpacked we all sat down for some stories.  Anton told us some of his family history (he is the third and his kids the fourth generation) on this land.  Besides Mr Prinsloo, his grandfather lived in the cottage and on his last day asked to have his bed moved to the lounge and was lying down looking over his land, and passed away peacefully.  He too comes and visits from time to time…

One this that was quite creepy was the lack of wildlife in this particular section of the kloof – there was baboons in the hills and some birds of prey in the air.  We did not see or hear anything else, no dassies, no rabbits, no frogs, no nothing….

The story of Mr Prinsloo was also clarified a bit, in that on his escape, as he entered the kloof he was caught by some of the workers.  There was no machete’s  or other weapons, he was merely tied between two horses and ripped apart.  The horsemen kept on riding dragging his remains to who knows ware.  Ledged also has it that his head was severed along the way (at the base of the kloof) and if you travel the road at night lokking down you can see his eyes glow in the bush…

On the lighter side he mentioned that the farmer in the area further up the road farm with huny bush tea that is planted high in the mountains.  Their access roads meet up with the Baviaans Nature area and eventually cross over in to the kloof.  This is not the 4x4 trail that is also in the area.   One needs permission to access the area – I will post contact and route details a bit later.  This road is very pretty with bountiful valleys and not as difficult as the 4x4 trail.

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2011, 12:19:48 pm »
Ok here is my picks:

At Hoekwil


Hitting the forest hard, lots of potholes and water



Me and Harold, he confirmed that it was the first Harley at Anjies :3some:



We had this humungas pitza in Joubertina, the ark. Man their food was cheap!! R20 for a cheeseburger and chips



Riding into the kloof we were greeted by the gardians



And here is the photos of the evenings fun and the place
The farmer explained the ghost story







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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2011, 01:22:50 pm »
Prinslooskloof? Is this the one also known as Moordenaarskloof on the road past Joubertskraal and Brandekraal?
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2011, 01:25:34 pm »
Just North of Kareedouw - the turnoff across from Assegaaibosch.
 

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2011, 01:37:24 pm »
A ride report within a ride report.
The curse of Prinsloo’s kloof
As I was going through planning a ride on Friday I noticed the curse of Prinloo’s kloof was back which I thought had been ridden already and by about 10:30 Friday night my daughter and myself decided since the spook only pitches up on the 15 January every year we would join the ghost hunters and go ambush the lost soul.
Saturday morning I phoned Crab and joined Crab and TerrorSA at cows’ corner.
I would like to say a big thankyou to Leftless and Watty for bringing together a different bunch of dogs that were great. The mixed breed of bikes was cool, strange thing was we were swamped by Transalps and only one KTM and there was a Harley without a trailer or tassels. >:D

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a transmission tower on top of a small mountain past Humansdorp overlooking Churchill dam.
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011, 01:40:18 pm »
1-3=Some of the dogs
4=checking out the ox wagon riding attgat.
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2011, 01:43:37 pm »
1=race ready >:D
2=spooks :D
3=pit stop
4+5=don’t know who

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2011, 01:48:21 pm »
1= Crab following us(daughter taking Photos as we ride)
2=old toppies turned to stone after witnessing the murder
3=Trailrider camera ready
4+5=dogs pit stop
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2011, 01:51:41 pm »
Well at the top of the pass I thought we were going through Rus en vrede a pass which I do not enjoy but we turned right instead and the unknown was ahead .It turned out to be an awesome scenic dirt road which took us to our new home.I am sure if we travelled over a mountain or two we would come out in Biviaans close to Geelhoutsbos.
1=bit of trees whizzing past
2=ChrisL looking the part
3=parking lot with the new dog doing some form of dance
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2011, 01:52:12 pm »
Great RR and Pics. Looks like it was all good!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2011, 01:55:15 pm »
Crab and my daughter climbed up the small mountain behind the camp to a small cave and took some photos of camp.
1+2=birds eye view of camp
3= my daughter
4+5=dogs goofing around
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« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2011, 01:58:48 pm »
The ghost hunters preparing for midnight >:D
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2011, 02:03:15 pm »
1+2=Now check this out, while taking a photo of the dead tree and been chilled by an odd breeze this came out……………booooo  :o
3=the road ahead (still waiting for a wilddog to jump out)
4=could this be the glowing eye we were told about. :eek7:

Could this be the life or death part of a report Trailrider told me about to make a great report ::)
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2011, 02:05:10 pm »

Could this be the life or death part of a report Trailrider told me about to make a great report ::)


Cool!

Wrong day though. The great RR's all have someone dying / almost dying on day 3. :imaposer:




Ek se steeds....  ou Jan Prinsloo het saam ons aan die tafel gesit en kuier gisteraand.....     net niemand van ons het hom opgemerk nie   :imaposer:    ek wonder hoekom?  ???  ::)


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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2011, 02:07:06 pm »
While sitting in the area where the murder took place we heard talking which was (I hope) the stream behind us, we also heard horses which ended up to be frogs croaking like a walking horse (again I hope) Then while taking a photo of Crab and my daughter there is something shiny next to Crab and then nothing could this be the spot where the head ended up and was eyeing Crabs ass.
1+2=check the left side of Crab, something eyeing his ass and then gone. :P
3=05:00 and alls quiet.
4=guard duty at the front door.
5=Prinsloo’s revenge (untied crabs hammock) ;D
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Re: The RR of Prinsloos's Kloof
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2011, 02:11:08 pm »
Last lot of photos.

The strange thing about the kloof where we stayed over is the absence of animals, besides us wild dogs and baboons on the mountain there was nothing else, no buck, rabbits or even snakes absolutely nothing even on our night walk there was no movement, sound or a glimpse of an animal.
1+2= early morning
3=Kareedouw
4+5= who needs a trailer Harleys can go anywhere.

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