Saturday the 16th – Saturday the 30th of September 2023
Would you believe that its almost 2 years since the last Kamiesberg & Northern Cape Trip! Norman, who guided us on the last Kamiesberg trip, is joining us again and is arranging permission to cross some private lands as well.
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Etosha Pan + Damaraland + Brandberg to Rehoboth bush camp via Swakopmund. This part of our journey was the section we looked forward to the most and did not disappoint us! Once again Ivan Napoleon travelled up to meet us at Gerus campsite, South of Etosha Anderson Gate, this time travelling alone. Our early drive from Gerus brought us to Okaukuejo camp, where elephant and rhino were present at the fantastic camp waterhole. We settled in to a much improved campsite, with daily game drives followed by lengthy viewing around the waterhole. The 3rd day had 41 elephants at one time, followed by 5 rhino. Good value!
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22 July 2023
At the meeting spot, we were met by Ken & Shona, Trevor & Ronel, Eric & Cathy and John Millar. We then traveled in convoy to Robertson where we met with the trail organiser, Bruwer, and a few friends in their own vehicles who were joining us for the day. From there, we travelled to the farm that we would be on for the day.
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Save the Date – 1 / 2 / 3 December 2023
Exciting news! – we have booked Sonwyserskop campsite situated 40 km from Piketberg for the weekend of 1 / 2 / 3 December 2023 for our annual club Christmas weekend!
The campsite has been booked exclusively for our group for the weekend, so we hope to see many of you on this special weekend outing! And this year is extra special as it is the 25th anniversary of the club so please ”Save the Date” and join us – we would love to see you there!
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SECTION 4: WESTERN DELTA TO ETOSHA R.V.
We had 6 weeks to fill and our objectives were to wild camp up the route, explore the Botswana-Eastern side of the river, to research river camping along the Kavango River to and around Rundu, and to seek wild and farm camps en route to Etosha.
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As previously announced, we are undertaking a single continuous journey lasting 7 months, travelling anti-clockwise around RSA, Botswana, Namibia and back down the West Coast. John & Lana Zulch are initially travelling up the East Coast at their own speed, to meet us for Section 1 of our Club trip program through Wild Coast, and we both departed Cape Town on 15th January. It was great to meet up with them in Mossel Bay for a celebratory drink. They went on up the coast and left their vehicle in East London.
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14 – 16 April 2023
Unfortunately, George who organised the trip had an accident and could not come (editors note: George and Cheryl are fine and unharmed but their vehicle’s transmission was damaged in the fender bender and needs to be repaired, hence George and Cheryl being unable to join on the weekend trip).
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Section 1: At last we arrived at the Club First Stage Wild Coast route RV on Monday 20th February, which was Yellow Sands outside East London. What a great campsite! Tuesday saw John & Lana Zulch arrive, with Dave & Anne Roy arriving Wednesday. Unfortunately Corne` & Erika Smal had cancelled their booking, and were sadly missed.
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1 – 5 March 2023
Walter & Val, Steve & Debbie and Rob met us in Laingsburg before traveling into the Karoo to our campsite at Middelstevlei, stopping in and meeting the farmer’s wife en route who gave us a hamper of delicious homemade rooste brood, apricot jam and rusks to enjoy at camp. The remainder of the day was set aside to setting up camp, enjoying the hamper and admiring the 80m high sandstone cliff face that we were camping under.
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Next camp was Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park, where we had not booked. This is just past Plettenburg Bay, with the turn-off at Old Nicks. First night was away from the lagoon, but fortunately we managed to move to the front for 3 nights. This was amazing, with views from Beacon Island Hotel right up the East Lagoon. A waterfront site is essential there, and many long-stayers book up the best of them! The weather remained variable, with quite a bit of rain.
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