South Africa
Bergrivier

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  • Day14

    Cape Namibia route (N7)

    January 3, 2020 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Left Cape Town on Friday to get the car back to Joburg. Taryn and the kids were flying home on Saturday. I decided to drive the long way round and went up the N7 via Piketberg (looks awesome) it’s just over the Berg river with some amazing mountains in the background that must have good hiking.

    From there headed over the Pienaarskloof pass which had a busy coffee shop at the top but by the time I decided a coffee would be a good idea I was past it and heading into Citrilusdal. So I stopped at a picnic spot and made my own.
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  • Day20

    Planänderung

    March 1, 2020 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Temperaturen um die 40 Grad haben unsere Ambitionen zum Wandern auf „Null“ geschickt und nun chillen wir in einem gemütlichen B&B in der Nähe von Citrusdal und lassen es uns am Pool gut gehen. Es gibt schlimmeres.
    Nach unserer gestrigen Tour auf dem Waterfall Hike ist uns dann der Entschluss leicht gefallen, auf weitere Wandertouren in den Bergen zu verzichten. Wir werden ans Meer wechseln, und hoffen dort auf ein milderes Klima.
    Clanwilliam und Citrusdal liegen in einem fruchtbaren Tal direkt am Olifant Fluss. Das Tal lebt vom Wein- und Obstanbau. Für die Bewässerung der Felder sind bei dem Klima unendliche Wassermengen notwendig, aber im Gegensatz zu unserem Trip vor zwei Jahren ist von Dürre nix zu sehen. Selbst jetzt am Ende des Sommers ist noch ausreichend Wasser in den Speichern.
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  • Day5

    Dag 5 - Vredenburg en Kersefontein

    November 5, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Toast en Sophia kuier by tannie Alida Lochner in Vredenburg en kry gebreide musse en 'n bak beskuit present. In die Hopefield-distrik wys Julian Melck die Weg Agterpaaie Weskus-span rond op sy geskiedkundige plaas, Kersefontein. Die dag word afgesluit op die Bergrivier, met 'n jenewertjie.

    Oornagplek: Kersefontein, www.kersefontein.co.za
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    Juffrou Alida Lochner, my Standard 1 onderwyseres op Vredenburg. Sy was kwaai, maar met 'n hart van goud. Een van daardie mense wat jou help om jou lewe te vorm. Sy het skelm my geel onderbaadjie vir my gebry toe ek in Standerd 5 was. Ek kan nou nog nie 'n knoop aanwerk nie.... Dankie Juffrou Lochner vir mooi herinneringe.

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  • Day6

    Dag 6 - Hopefield en Velddrif

    November 6, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Ons dag behels (sover): perd opsaal en beeste aanjaag op Kersefontein, luister na 'n kort orrel-uitvoering deur Julian Melck in die Hopefield NG-kerk, wortelkoek en koffie eet oorkant die pad by Honey Bee, Velddrif toe ry, bord calamari bestel by die Laaiplek-hotel. Als loop reg.Read more

    Bly julle het dit geniet, maar so min van ons dorpie gesien. En Simply Bee, oulik verander in Honey Bee. Geniet die res van jul reis.

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  • Day29

    Community work

    June 9 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    After two weeks of Workaway in Januaresfontain, we feel responsible for integrating us into the community. Nicky, a native Workawayer took us in touch with people from Goedverwacht, the next village in the valley, to operate an old water mill which was standing still for at least 90 years. A true highlight for all villagers, seeing that life is back in the old mill. Especially because tourism has been asleep for some years. In a sociable coffee party I was able to get to know the nice ladies from the village. They told me how they grew up here and how life has changed with the years. After I told them the way I grew up in Germany, they were excited to hear how we live in their area. To live without electricity and warm water is not everyone's lifestyle.Read more

  • Day25

    Work away for a while

    June 5 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We have decided to stay longer at this place and to help the older couple with maintaining their land. Within a short time you could see how much they appreciate our help. They laugh much more and are happy with every change we create. Above all, they enjoy our company, sharing stories at dinner and especially our appreciation living in such an amazing place. Yes, we have got some projects wich will keep ourselves busy for the coming weeks. For this we enjoy the more our evenings at the fire, cooking and baking in an approximately 100 years old oven, frequently hikes, mountain biking, music and especially a simplistic lifestyle. Is there any more beautiful than a peaceful life while helping people?Read more

  • Day9

    A shelter from the storm

    May 20 in South Africa ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    After three days of sunny weather a storm pulled up. Heavy wind gusts and rain are predicted. We moved to an empty-standing old cottage. After two days of hard work Ciorsdan can finally rest. With muscle power to built rain gutters can really break your body . I could use the day to finally bake my first bread and cook some yummy food. 😋Read more

  • Day12

    Project successfully finished

    May 23 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Another two days of hard work until the way to the upper campsite was passable. The rain has washed out the path and formed sand hills which made the path inaccessible . It has been a while since the elderly couple could visit this beautiful place. Ciorsdan gave everything to made it possible for them to enjoy the stunning view of the mountains from this place . Amazing what he has achieved in such a short time. 🙏
    I kept myself busy with washing, cooking and cutting bushes. With this tools, however, it would take months to cut all bushes on the edge. It is as if you are cutting the hooves of a horse with a nail scissors. 😂
    Tonight we got invited by them for a lekka dinner. 🤗 Thank you, the pizza was amazing.🤗

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  • Day3

    West Coast National Park

    May 14 in South Africa ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    After a stopover at Granskraal campsite we head up to the West Coast Nationalpark for a nice chilled bike ride. Ostriches in front of me stopped me by blocking the road. I am very cautious of those birds. 😬 Lucky a coming car from behind chased them away. Our next stop will be Langebaan campsite.Read more

  • Day6

    Januariesfontain

    May 17 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    We arrived at a privat land where we're going to stay a few days to help an elderly couple with maintenance and gardening. In return we can camp at their land and get meals and fire wood. These guys are so lovely.... They cooked an extra vegetarian meal for us and shared some nice experiences of their life. Straight from there you can hike or go for a mountain bike ride. And yes, we took the chance to get our bedding dried.🙈Read more

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