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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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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Kgalagadi – January 2014

On January the 8th we left Melkbosstrand at 04h00 to start the long drive to the Kgalagadi. The group consists of two vehicles (Land Rover Defender and Cruiser double cab bakkie, with myself, Pieter, Christo, Ali and Chris). It is a long day’s travel and beside filling up for fuel, we push straight through until we almost reached the border.

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Trip to nowhere 2014

Pieter and myself recently undertook a trip up and down the Karoo without planning too much. This is a brief trip report.

triptonowheremapNight 1: In the Tankwa at a place called “Isle of Sky

Night 2 & 3: Stayed in Victoria West

Night 4: Stayed on a farm a couple of kms outside of Victoria West

Night 5: Stayed at Bushman Valley just outside of Prince Albert

Night 6 & 7: Spend some time in the Bontebok National Park

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