June 2015 Ramansdrift / West Coast trip

Our original plan was this, but we landed up in the places between the brackets because of an oil cooler failure:-

6: Loeriesfonein (Loeriesfonein)
7: Klein Pella (Klein Pella)
8: Ramansdrift (Ramansdrift)
9: Ramansdrift (Ramansdrift)
10: Ramansdrift (Ramansdrift)
11: Honneklipbaai (Springbok)
12: Brand se baai (Springbok)
13: Brand se baai (Brand se baai)
14: Dwarskersbos (Brand se baai)
15: Home (Home)

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NAMIBIA… our trip to the land of contrast and endless horizons: 8 – 23 August 2014

written by Jackie Scott

Oh, how can I say this: People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to taste grace and know once again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers. To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about our economic status or our running day calendar. Wildness puts us in our place. It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd.

Excerpt from Small Wonder? by Barbara Kingsolver


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Faces of Namib with URI – From a female driver’s perspective


A friend of mine asked me if I wanna pack my 15 year old son into my 4×4 vehicle and do this trip Faces of Namib with them as he wants to take his 15 year old son and go and do it. So what do I always say: YES!

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Up the West Coast to Richtersveld – July 2014

A group of 3 vehicles, a Defender, DC Cruiser and single cab Cruiser, manned by myself, Christo Giliomee and his dad (oom Piet), and Bee de Klerk respectively decided to make a trip up to the Richtersveld all along the West Coast.

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Ou Trekpad 2013-04-28

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We were invited to join the Isuzu Offroad club near Vaaitjie at “Ou Trekpad” (http://www.outrekpad.com).  It’s close to Melkbos on a turnoff between the N7 and the West Coast Road.  Follow the Vaaitjie turn off for about 4km and on your left you will see the 4×4 sign.  Drive slow or you can miss it.

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