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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 01:15:34 pm »
Lekker Vis Arend .................  :thumleft: Sien uit na die volgende episodes ...................  ;)
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 02:00:59 pm »
Looks as if this is going to be a good one !

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 02:47:25 pm »
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 02:55:40 pm »
Lekker RR - ons wag vir nog!
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2011, 03:09:44 pm »
Nice ride so far VA - looking forward to the rest  :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2011, 03:17:56 pm »
Lekker. Maak gou. Ons wag :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2011, 06:56:53 pm »
DAY 4 SPRINGBOK TO QUIVER CAMP / KEETSMANSHOOP

This was a special day, Namibia, here we come.

Our aim for the day was to reach Canyon roadhouse.  The route would be roughly Vioolsdrift, along the Orange river to Rosh Pinah, halfway back the same route, left on a 4X4 route to Ai-Ais, Fish river Canyon and then Canyon Roadhouse.  Things changed a bit, but a little of that later. 
The flies at Springbok irritated all kinds of shit out of me, and I was awake from 2:30 that morning.  Irritated and on the edge I woke my wife and we started to pack.  At around 06:00, still dark outside, we decided to hit the road.  Nice surprise, it was raining, no problem, we came prepared, rain suits came out and on.  Nothing could damper our spirits, we were heading for Namibia.

Early morning departure

 

The road were wet



When you start seeing these cuttings, you very close to Vioolsdrift.



RSA border post



Happy days, ready to cross the Orange river



Crossing the Orange



WELCOME NAMIBIA



Approaching Namibia border post.  Easy in, normal forms to be completed, be kind to the officials, they stamp your passport with a smile and then you purchase your road permit.  Capice, on your way you go, sir.


A quick refreshments and fuel and on the way to Rosh Pinah.  No sir, no go, the road is closed, washed away.  The Fish river caused major damage and we were advised to take alternative routes.  So the next stop will then be Ai-Ais.



On route to Ai-Ais







Heading down to Ai-Ais



The gravel roads started off in a very good condition, but gradually got worse.  The zinkplates as we start to name it, (corrugations) became more apparent.



Entering the valley near Ai-Ais





Ai-Ais.  Petrol is here available.





The eye





The Fish river were flowing



Car wreck on the way to Fish river canyon



Not too shabby



I’m trying to post a vidieo clip, hope it works



Koringkrieke was volop.  My wife is shit scared of the stuff.  Although they are cannibals, they harmless





Approaching Fish river canyon



The road to Hobas and the canyon



Fish river canyon





Look out point







On the road to Canyon roadhouse.  We were going to cabin there, but it was way too early, so we decided to head for Seeheim and dos there.





Water was everywhere to see



Approaching Canyon roadhouse







On route to Seeheim





Then we hit a detour, the road to Seeheim were closed.  Decision time, Seeheim from there were nothing more than 35km, the detour would be at leats 60km further.  We took the closed road and hoped for the best.



The Lowen river






Our luck lasted, the road was at places heavily washed away and in some places it looked like a river,  but rid able and we reached Seeheim without too much trouble.  The road throuhg the Schaap river just before Seeheim were also badly washed away.



Seeheim Hotel



Here we had a couple of toots and inquired about the tariffs for a room as it was raining and we didn’t felt like camping.  I almost had a heart attack when I heard what the tariff was and decided to head for Aus instead, another 200 odd km’s further.  To give you an idée, a double vodka and tin of coke light cost me 50-00 Namibian dollars.  My wife made the remark, “jy sal hom drink en jy sal hom geniet”.  Well, I must admit, I did enjoy it, but were not prepared to order another. 
It was late but we were in Namibia and I could ride all day long.  On enquiring about petrol availability at Goageb, the lady at the Hotel said that Goageb had no petrol and there were no ways that I would reach Aus.  We then decided to rather head for Keetmanshoop, 50 km back on tar, fill up there and sleep over.

We heard about Quiver camp accommodation, 20km from Keetmanshoop on the road to Koes that was reasonably priced.  And what a nice place it turned out to be.

Come kitty



Some quiver trees





Sunset





Accommodation for the night





Yummy Kalahari chops


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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2011, 08:37:59 pm »
Jaa well no fine, we paid R10-00 per lt for petrol at Seeheim 3 years ago, That did not touch the sweet spot, I have short hands and deep pockets. This is a lekker report, keep it coming :3some:. BTW the Cannon road house is/was also expensive.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2011, 09:15:19 pm »
Jaa well no fine, we paid R10-00 per lt for petrol at Seeheim 3 years ago, That did not touch the sweet spot, I have short hands and deep pockets. This is a lekker report, keep it coming :3some:. BTW the Cannon road house is/was also expensive.(

At this rate they will chase business, on the other hand, they cater for the tourists, not those that belong to SADC (Southern African Development Community).  What a same.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2011, 09:36:09 pm »
Baie mooi report.  :headbang: :happy1:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2011, 09:41:00 pm »
Lekker Vis Arend :thumleft: Laat kom die res.
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2011, 09:53:18 pm »
laaik jul foto's, dis baie mooi, veral die Kokerbome. Ongelooflik mooi.
Gooi die foto's, kannie wag vir die volgendes nie.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2011, 10:02:30 pm »
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2011, 07:19:15 am »
Ekt sommer vanoggend vir my vrou gese ons gaan in oktober Nam se suide toer! Kinders by ouma, ons op die KLE! Kannie wag nie...
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2011, 07:29:39 am »
Elke oggend so ietsie lees voordat ek met 'n smile kan begin werk  ;D

Baie baie lekker RR

Ekt sommer vanoggend vir my vrou gese ons gaan in oktober Nam se suide toer! Kinders by ouma, ons op die KLE! Kannie wag nie...

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2011, 07:37:53 am »
Very cool ride, lekker autistic pics as well
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2011, 08:21:16 am »
Glo nie iemand is nou meer lus vir werk nie! Jissie dit lyk al klaar so nice en julle is skaars n paar km's in. Sien uit na die res vd report. Stunning fotos. Ry veilig en geniet :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2011, 08:32:22 am »
Lekker report :thumleft: subscribed!
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2011, 08:35:30 am »
Awesome stuff...keep it coming!!  :thumleft:

Looks like you packed the kitchen sink...what was the weight of your luggage?
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2011, 11:35:33 am »
Thanks for all the comments,  :thumleft:  appreciated.

Awesome stuff...keep it coming!!  :thumleft:

Looks like you packed the kitchen sink...what was the weight of your luggage?

You right, the sink was packed, you'll get to see the picture of the sink soon.  The total weight of the luggage were around 36kg.  That exclude the riding gear, pants, jackets and boots.
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