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So the weather turned out to be cool and partly cloudy , but with no rain.

Met Oros and KTM Kev at the Total garage at the bottom of Hellshoogte.

And no , the other KTM didnt make it ! Did you want it to rain ? Battery problem !!!

After a quick coffee , Hellshoogte, Paniel , Franshoek , and on to Villiersdorp.

The plan was to go to the waterfall described in Sundays Possible Ride thread.

Non of us had been up that road before , but I had always wanted to.

The first route I had mapped was wrong , but intersting.
We`ll have to go back and finnish the route to the dam.
We ended up going past a grave yard , then turned right and came to a locked gate,( Calling Buzzlightyear or Rooipoot) Are we allowed through the gate ?



We tuned left just outside Villiersdorp at the  Kaaimansgat turn off as directed by Coxwayne.

Stunning winding road(tar) up and over the mountain to this view :



It feels like you are discovering a hidden valley.
Down the mountain to the valley below , after a word with one of the locals , we turned left and headed down a dirt road to a maize of dirt roads , but on the second attempt , were directed back up to the correct road.
And finally got the the end of a rugged little dirt road,
You have to park your bike there and walk up a path with some stairs and some more stairs.







The air was so fresh and crisp up there that you lungs burn.
But it was well worth it.
Up and into a very pretty little Kloof, Firns and green under growth, a little stream running down below and here and there a wooden Bench.
Probably meant for us "Ou Toppies " to catch our breath.
But the waterfall is a sight to behold , wow , very pretty !



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Well worth taking a ride to.

Then on down back to hook up withe the Van Der Stel Pass road and on down to Bot river for a late breakfast.
Up Houhoek old two spoor , which is getting very rutted and way more sandy than it was a year or so ago.

We then headed on the N2 in the Grabou direction to join up with the Highlands road.

At the end of the Highlands road, as we were chatting , R-O-V Rat joined us at speed and in a cloud of dust.
He was testing some new luggage he wants to use on his trip to the Richtersveld next weekend.

We then headed through Kleinmond past Rooi Els and in a jiffy were in Gordonsbay.

Thanks for a lekker ride Kev and Oros.
There is nothing like getting home safely after a days ride with great company.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 08:21:40 am by Andy660 »
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Did you and two KTM's pass the froggie roundabout 14:00?

Saw guys coming through there

Went for some geocaching

« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 06:47:28 pm by dual »
 

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That was us. Thanks Andy & Kev for a lekker ride once again :thumleft:
A couple of crappy cell pics
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 07:28:37 pm by Oros »
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Frog? I thought it was ET.
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Frog? I thought it was ET.

ET? I always thought it was Sid....



But yes, it looks more like ET come to think about it.  :)

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Also know it as ET
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Did you and two KTM's pass the froggie roundabout 14:00?

Saw guys coming through there

Went for some geocaching



Where is that ?
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On the right hand side after you pass the Hangklip turn-off, about halfway between the turn-off & before dropping down towards Rooi Els.
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Andy,...After that wonderful desvription of the waterfall,......I eagerly await the photos,..... :drif: :drif: :drif: ;D

Sure sounds like a really nice place.
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Well , no wonder I didnt see it , we were in warp speed when we went past there !
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Well , no wonder I didnt see it , we were in warp speed when we went past there !

 :laughing4: :laughing4: That's ops normal.... :pot: :pot:

Well Andy,... on the flip side,... it just gives you another good reasone to do that route again & stop there @ that spot to say hi to ET ;)
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Howzit guys,

I was planning on taking a ride up to Kaaimansgat next weekend to check out the campsite at Kroonland and see what else is up there.

Please can you give me a name of this waterfall or the co ordinates.

Much appreciated!
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Hey Andy how did you find that waterfall we asked lots of people they all sent us in different directions we eventually called it a day :laughing4: Now that i see your pics it makes me jealous  :'( Glad you had a good ride :thumleft:
 

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Looks like you had a good one.  Shot!
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Howzit guys,

I was planning on taking a ride up to Kaaimansgat next weekend to check out the campsite at Kroonland and see what else is up there.

Please can you give me a name of this waterfall or the co ordinates.

Much appreciated!

Let me know where that campsite is. Pleeeeeaaasseeee. Want to make a weekend trip soon!

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Hey Andy how did you find that waterfall we asked lots of people they all sent us in different directions we eventually called it a day :laughing4: Now that i see your pics it makes me jealous  :'( Glad you had a good ride :thumleft:
I will post the route to the Waterfall on my first post later / done

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Firstly thanks to Andy660 and Oros, another great day in the saddle.
Yip, 1 Kattoom did not make it, but the other 2 made up for this >:D

As for posting some photo's ... let me explain ...  :dousing:
I bought the awsome Cannon G12, with mick and druck and manual settings ...
So the whole day I thoght it was on auto, when it was actually on manual :xxbah:

Only one OK pic to add ... rest are washed out!!
 

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Howzit guys,

I was planning on taking a ride up to Kaaimansgat next weekend to check out the campsite at Kroonland and see what else is up there.

Please can you give me a name of this waterfall or the co ordinates.

Much appreciated!



Let me know where that campsite is. Pleeeeeaaasseeee. Want to make a weekend trip soon!

http://www.campsa.co.za/kroonland
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 08:02:56 pm by Andy660 »
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hey there you Cape Dawgs what a luvly ride ....still lots to explore down there...!!

I was 'forbidden' yesterday to discuss the lovely scenic routes we have in CPT.... :biggrin: :biggrin:

Well hopefully u do a 'redo' so u dont fly past ET again... :mwink:
 

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Here are the co-ordinates of the waterfall parking area;
S33 54.813 E19 15.253
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 11:47:31 am by KTM Kev »