June 2013 – Middelpos to Ramansdrif and back via Honneklipbaai

Back in June 2013 three vehicles (2 Defender and Cruiser double cab) decided to go up to Ramansdrif, via the legendary Middelpos hotel in the Tankwa Karoo and then back through Honneklipbaai.

First day we travel through the Tankwa and stay over at the Middelpos hotel.

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Gannaga pass

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Weird sign, not sure what it is trying to say

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Our first stop overIMG_4834

The owner of Middelpos hotel is nationally renowned for his thoroughbred Boerbuls

IMG_4844A full house breakfast the next morning sees us on our wayIMG_4842Second day we travel through, Calvinia, quick pit stop at Loeriesfontein hotel and end up in the Pofadder hotel.P1060979

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Loeriesfontein hotel….here you can get stuckP1060996Pofadder hotel

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P1070005P1070007After a very poor breakfast at Pofadder hotel and no hot water for the showers, we head to Ramansdrif, pitch camp and stay for a couple of daysP1070010Entrance to RamansdrifP1070030

A friendly malachite that visited us often P1070045IMG_4871

Christo not giving the malachite any rest

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Pieter’s first catch….ever!

P1070066Off to the West Coast, travel through Aggenys, Springbok, Kleinsee to HonneklipbaaiP1070113We helped these people with a jump start. They have an incredible story to tell!! Been with this car all over the world. Check them out hereP1070110P1070112

The “hond” of Honneklipbaai

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Next day we continue to the Namaqua National Park and stay next to the seaIMG_4887P1070136Seal colonyIMG_4892

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P1070158IMG_4893 P1070173Prepping the ‘net vet’ for some skilpaadjies

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P1070184And that’s it! Brilliant trip with a lot of different sceneries. Will do it again.

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