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

Burglar bars at the bush pub / farm stall in the TankwaDSC_3583 DSC_3585IMAG1523 IMAG1520Not sure who the third Landy belonged to

DSC_3593Sunset at Isle of Sky in the Tankwa DSC_3648Some of the beautiful rock formations in the Tankwa

DSC_3793DSC_3797Lunch in the Tankwa

IMAG1618Ye Olde Sutherland Hotel

DSC_3800In the middle of nowhere…..

DSC_3804DSC_3812At the Schoeman’s bar, Die Hanslam, in Victoria West. Yes, a whiskey drinking budgie

DSC_3822The Victoria West metropolis

DSC_3824 DSC_3834On the Schoeman’s farm close to Victoria West IMAG1691 IMAG1668

DSC_4025Decided to make potbrood and skilpaadtjies

DSC_4026Bridge crossing on our way to Prince Albert

DSC_4075 DSC_4079Because it was raining, we found a lot of these guys crossing the road

IMAG1703DSC_4091 DSC_4095After an overnight at the Bushman Valley near Prince Albert, we tackled the Swartberg pass

IMAG1708DSC_4097Lots of rain, lots of river crossings

DSC_4100Almost looks like the Baviaans in certain areas

DSC_4104 DSC_4105 DSC_4107 DSC_4112 DSC_4118 DSC_4125 DSC_4134 DSC_4136IMAG1755Not the cleanest of vehicles after a day of only dirt/mud roads

DSC_4139On top of Tredoux pass

DSC_4144 DSC_4147At Bontebok park, add for Oz Tent

DSC_4160 DSC_4211 DSC_4217 DSC_4225 DSC_4233 DSC_4242 DSC_4319 DSC_4353An attempted star trail while a bit under the influence…

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Some light refreshments

IMAG1805 IMAG1795 IMAG1791 IMAG1787Great trip. Lots of different sceneries experienced and the rain just made it better!

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