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Offline mango

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« on: March 27, 2006, 10:29:02 pm »
A little trip down memory lane Wink

My folks belong to the Swiss Club here in CPT, and the SC have a piece of land that is a real jewel...As kids, we spent many a Sunday braaing here, and camping whenever we could.....

On Sunday, I went on a little solo trip to Jonkershoek in Stellenbosch..a lovely little dorp with some gorgeous houses like this.



The roads are narrow and were rather busy, so taking pics in this part of town was a little risky....
The road to Jonkershoek was about 2km of gentle curves bordered with oak trees



There's a little bridge over the Eerste River to cross, getting to the camping site, which as a kid, scared me half to death, while crossing over with the car.....It hasn't changed one bit....still narrow, still no railings, and still put a little tremor through me when crossing...the pic was taken leaving.



In the middle, I got out on trembling legs to take a pic Laughing



The camping site from the parking lot, but if you go further along the little road, you get to park the bike/car close to the tent



Surrounded by lovely old oak trees, inhabited by plenty of squirrels
Spot the squirrel  :D



With a nice Swiss chalet to keep dry and pass the time when the weather
is wet



There's not much to do in a place like this, no trails to ride, but it's all about chilling.....I think it's time for me to become a member of this club to do just that don't you think? I would be free to invite anyone I wish for a days braai, or a weekend camping......Nice thought
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 01:20:04 am »
This brings back so many memories of my days at Stellenbosch - thanks Mango!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 07:17:36 am »
Nice pics of the GREEN MACHINE in it's natural environment!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 01:00:31 pm »
Great Report Mango,

It looks really nice and green there..i would love to tour those roads the slaapstad pple have been showing on the forum..
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 03:42:24 pm »
Nice report, though i don't like squirrels.  The vermon ate thru my facer (sp) boards on the side of my house to make a nest in the roof this winter.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 04:16:53 pm »
Good to see some green (bike and nature), had any rain down there ? Thanks for sharing, looks like a fun ride.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 09:10:11 pm »
No rain to speak of, but Stellenbosch always seems to be green. The level of water in the Eerste river that runs through there doesn't seem too empty.

Should explore that place a little more, as I'm sure there must be some nice
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 08:51:14 am »
Ja, join the club, invite us all for the weekend.

Looks lekker Mango, shotto!!!!
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