South Africa
Ukhahlamba District Municipality

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  • Day12

    Vollwaschgang mit anschleudern

    March 9 in South Africa

    Es war kein Schonwaschgang sondern das intensivprogramm; ein bunter Reigen:Salzburger Schnürlregen, gepflegter oberbayrischer Landregen und Wolkenbruch und das im 15min Wechsel. Dazu Temperaturen um 5* auf 2500m. Schlammströme quer über die Straße und die frage: schwimmst du schon oder fährst du noch? Da hab ich mir dann doch die Sinnfrage gestellt - aber aus Selbstschutzgründen sofort verworfen. Und richtig am Ende nach erneutem Weltuntergang mit Hagel den ich in einer blechhütte am wegrand abgewartet habe: ein Sonnnloch, ein Regenbogen der mir den weg zu einem alten Hotel im Kolonialstil gewiesen hat. Heute gehts bei wolkenlosem Himmel weiter.
    Bis bald
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  • Day18

    Adrenaline Day

    May 6 in South Africa

    Was fürne Tag! Hüt sind eusi Adrenalin Reserve und Nerve zünftig strapaziert worde...
    De Tag het wiederum mit vil Schakal-Gjaul und Löwe-Gebrüll agfange. Ufem morgendliche Game Drive hemmer dismal au de Leu us zimlicher Nöchi chenne gseh, es wunderschöns Tier! Nachher simmer ufen Lookout mit endloser Wiitsicht ga käfele und denn wiiter ufd Suechi nach Elefante. Au da hemmer numal Glück gha und hend en Teil vu de Herde im Gebüsch entdeckt. Zwei Männli hend denn ganz i dr Nöchi vu eusem Jeep afange striite (ca. 10m, all Rüssel usgfahre), wo denn de eint verlore het, heter us luter Fruscht uf eus los welle! Da het d Megane, euse Ranger, de schnell messe Gas gä zum eus id Sicherheit zbringe.
    Nacheme ruhige Zmorge und Abschied vu dr Lodge Truppe und Gäst simmer denn wiitergfahre, in Norde, Richtig Drakensberge. Es isch en relativ wiite Weg und mer hend scho hüt so wiit wie möglich welle cho und en Unterkunft inere Guest Farm i dr Nöchi vu Maclearen buecht. De erschti Teil vu dr Fahrt isch sehr malerisch gsi, unendlichi Wiitene, sanfti Hügel und immer wieder Townships und langwierigi Baustellene. Nachdem mer eus mal churz uf en Pass verfahre hend, het eus Google zwei möglichi Route zu der Guest Farm vorgschlage: ei längeri durch d Stadt und ei chürzeri Überland. Zerscht hemmer der Überland Route nid so recht traut, die Dirt Roads sind nid all im glich guete Zuestand und mit eusem Toyota Corolla simmer nid grad Offroad-tauglich... doch d Abzwigig uf die Überland Route het en guete Idruck gmacht, isch afänglich sogar nu teert gsi, somit hemmer eus für die vermeitlich chürzer Route entschiede. Definitiv en Fehlentscheid! Nach de erschte paar Kilometer isch die Strass nüm teert gsi, nach ca. 15km isch si eher Traktor- als Corolla-tauglich gsi... aber mer hend nüm zrugg welle, es isch nämli scho dunkel gsi und mer hend dänkt vil schlimmer chas ja nüm werde... naja, summa summarum, nach einigem Gfluech, liechter Hysterie, vil Fahrgfühl vum Sämy und paar unliebsami Begegnige vum Auto-Underbode mit afrikanische Stei und Bode, hemmers denn endlich in die Guest Farm gschafft! Mer sind sehr härzlich empfange worde und entspanned eusi strapazierte Nerve am offne Für miteme ghörige Schluck Dessertwii vu Klein Constantia... all is well that ends well!
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  • Day19

    Dag 18 - Gelykfontein

    February 2, 2017 in South Africa

    Op Gelykfontein gesels ons Ngunibeeste en resiesperde (en reën, en reënboë) met oom Schalk van der Walt, terwyl sy dogter Marené later die aand ons trakteer op 'n vyfstermaaltyd by Morning Glory Cottages naby Venterstad.

  • Day11

    Hobhouse to Rhodes

    January 26, 2017 in South Africa

    Today was a big adventure: We left Hobhouse about 7:30 and I drove the first bit. The road was good and there was little traffic. It took us an hour and a half to get almost to Sterkspruit - half-way to Rhodes.
    Then we could either take the longer road via Barkly East or the scenic route along the Lesotho border.
    We bravely and enthusiastically chose the latter.
    It was indeed scenic - stunningly so! - and we made it to the top of the world a second time (2186 m).
    But the road was revolting! It was serious 4x4 driving all the way to Rhodes - fun, but exhausting 😰
    Here is some idea of why it took us another 6 hours to get to Rhodes.
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  • Day11

    Rhodes

    January 26, 2017 in South Africa

    Our little house on the corner of Church and Vorster streets in Rhodes dates from about the 1940's.
    It is called Kleine Schatz (Little Treasure) and
    here are some pics to give you the idea:
    Front stoep view; back door with Juanita squeezed into the car port); sitting room; purple sideboard (the colour scheme is purple, orange, pink, whatever...); red hot pokers in the garden and the four-poster bed (my best!).Read more

  • Day12

    Rhodes Day 1

    January 27, 2017 in South Africa

    It was a bit overcast and cool this morning, but we needed to research petrol and Coca Cola purchases. We expected Rhodes to be better equipped than Hobhouse, but it isn't. Petrol can be bought by the 10l can from one of the residents and we never did find large bottles of Coke.
    Haven't tried the Spaza shop yet - they're bound to have it 😉
    We did some birding and admired the scenery and took photos.
    Rhodes is much more prosperous than Hobhouse but still has its share of derelict houses. Guess it comes to life with its 'Feeste".
    Pictures: Down by the riverside (the Bell river); the hill climbing out of the river - oh to be 50 years younger! The Rhodes Hotel is for sale: it's a beautiful Victorian building but will need lots of $$$$ to fix 😟
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  • Day12

    Rhodes Day 1 pm

    January 27, 2017 in South Africa

    We went to the Rubicon Restaurant for lunch: it was a bit of a disappointment - burgers or boboti was the choice, and no Coke Light 🙄
    POps was feeling poorly today so this afternoon I walked up the road where a small stream is smothered by an exotic forest. There was some fascination but it was pretty awful 😕
    Then there was a big storm and a beautiful rainbow!

  • Day13

    Rhodes Day 2

    January 28, 2017 in South Africa

    It was a beautiful morning! And it was wash day. Lucky for us there is a washing machine in the house and a long washing line outside.
    After all the hard work we took a walk around the village.
    And took pictures.
    At the Clay Cafe the lady (Irene) offered us coffee, so we said we'd come this afternoon as it was almost lunch time.
    So after lunch ( and a sleep) we went for coffee and tea and a chat. Irene told us that there were actually only 21 white residents and 750 black residents in Rhodes. So that explains why there is nothing here ☺
    These are pics we took this morning...
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  • Day14

    Rhodes to Kokstad

    January 29, 2017 in South Africa

    Another day of adventure and climbing to the Top of the World for the 3rd time. We were told the road to Mount Fletcher beyond Naude's Nek was fine, and it was - at least it was better than the road over Naude's Nek!
    So lots of 4x4-ing and an excellent birding day (a pair of blue cranes with 2 chicks and a pair of secretary birds at the same spot) later we arrived at Kokstad for an overnight stay. We press on to Oribi Gorge tomorrow.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Joe Gqabi District Municipality, Ukhahlamba District Municipality

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