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Northern Cape

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  • Day10

    Night 10 - Varswater

    September 5 in South Africa

    The rain has finally caught up with us 🙄. Drove around a bit then decided to head for our next campsite.

    Oh my word .... we arrived to find a group who had setup a huge tent city. Hope they aren't going to sit around the campfire tonight singing "Kumbaya" 🙃

  • Day8

    Night 8 - Springbok

    September 3 in South Africa

    Howling wind in Springbok ... Seen some flowers, but not much here.

    We've heard the flowers have been good down the coast .... Fingers crossed. At the Beach camps tomorrow and Wednesday.

    Apparently, Niewoudville has their best flowers in 4 years ... Be there on Thursday 🤞🏻🌼🥀🌸

  • Day9

    Night 9 - Skuinsbaai Noord

    September 4 in South Africa

    Campsite #1. Pretty views, but very little flowers. They only seem to be starting now 🙄🌸
    So our 1st rainy morning 😆. Luckily only a slow drizzle, but the plants are grateful for whatever they can get

  • Day15

    On the road

    July 8 in South Africa

    Yesterday we left Betty's bay to head towards Natasha's Aunty's farm in Orania, near Hopetown. We stopped last night at a large town called Beauford West which is about half way to the farm, about 560kms from Betty's bay.
    We stopped at a few places along the way, a famous wine and brandy tasting (Barrydale distillery). Then Diesel and Cream Cafe for lunch. This place was cool, step up as old dinner style with lots of old signs, motorcycles and cars, fuel pumps and vending machines.
    The road from lunch to Beaufort West was through the mountains. Huge cut outs through the rock for the road, it dwarfed the car and made us feel very small. The road then opened up to the Small Karoo.
    Karoo is SA type of desert, not much out here apart from sand, rock and small shrubs.

    Today we were up early to hit the road. We want to arrive around lunch time. We won't be stopping much today
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  • Day18

    Farm stay

    July 11 in South Africa

    We arrived safely in Orania on Sunday afternoon. Orania is quite unique in the fact it only has white people living there. A few blacks and coloured people live near by and help work on the farms but they rarely come into town.

    The farm we stayed on is owned by Natasha's aunty Esmien, uncle Dissie and cousin Derius. The farm produces many different grains including corn, maze, alfalfa, and soy and is about 600 hectares. They have been working the farm since 1987 but built the large homestead in 2000.
    They had many "toys" there including multiple John Deer tracks and harvesters of different sizes, bikes, 4x4 camper vans and Utes.
    Whilst we were staying here we got to go out and see how the harvested the corn and plowed the land for the next crop.

    They also own a 200hectare game park with a nice cottage on it which we went to on Monday and I went out for a hunt with Charl and Dissie but unfortunately the rain came in and the animals were all in hiding. So we returned to the cottage and had a nice fire going and just enjoyed the afternoon.
    Tuesday Derius took Charl and myself out again but on the main farm this time and I was able to shoot my first springbok. Charl and I took the springbok to the local butcher who cut it up into steaks, chops and roasts for us.
    Meanwhile Natasha was having a girls day with Esmien in town and came to meet us while we waited for the meat to be ready.

    Last night we started packing up as we needed to hit the road early to make the 9hr drive to Pretoria. This morning we were up before 7 to finish packing and load into the car. We said our goodbyes and departed the house at 8:30.
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  • Day295

    Der letzte Wandertag

    June 23, 2017 in South Africa

    ☁️🌥 14°C
    Nach einem letzten reichhaltigen Frühstück von Estelle - heute gibts Kräuterpancakes mit Rührei, Käse und Speck 😳und wie jeden Morgen einen frischen Obstsalat mit Joghurt - verabschieden wir uns von unseren supernetten Gastgebern. Die nun wirklich letzten Tage unserer großen Reise wollen wir im Nambiti Game Reserve, nicht weit entfernt von hier, verbringen. Wilde Tiere in freier Natur zu erleben ist was ganz Besonderes und daher ein großartiger Abschluss für uns. Wir hoffen auf die Big 5 🐘🦏🐆und co 😃!
    Aber vorher wollen wir noch einmal in den Drakensbergen wandern und fahren daher zum Royal Natal Park. Unsere Wanderung führt uns über einen Cascadenwasserfall zum Lookout Rock. Von hier wollen wir auf den Plowman's Kop - ein mächtiges Bergmassiv vor uns.
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  • Day108

    Wuuhu drittes Land

    March 20 in South Africa

    Befinden uns gerade nach 10 Stunden Busfahrt an der Grenze zu Namibia, wo gerade die Passkontrolle startet. Am letzten Tag des Visums haben wir es aus Südafrika geschafft. Die Busfahrt war bisher ganz OK, allerdings ist es noch nicht mal die Hälfte.

  • Day2

    Day 2 - The Richtersveld

    July 10, 2017 in South Africa

    Today it's "Farewell" to civilization as we know it 😲

    No connectivity, only carrier crows (not even pigeons) and those are scare 😃. Dirt roads will become the norm, rather than the exception and rocks and sparse vegetation will be the order of the day 😨. I hope that the vehicles and drivers are ready for some driving challenges 😆

    I'll continue with the daily updates, but they'll only be updated when we can scavenge a connection 😲😨Read more

  • Day22

    Goodbye Namibia

    July 30, 2017 in South Africa

    Goodbye Namibia it's been an eventful trip 😆

    The trip that took its toll ... 3 tyres (2xPajero & 1x Landrover) 1 Hire vehicle, 1 Landrover, lots of dunes and many G&T's later we are back in SA 😊

    Despite these hardships, we'll be back 😃

You might also know this place by the following names:

Province of Northern Cape, Northern Cape, Noord-Kaap, Cabo Setentrional, Norra Kapprovinsen

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