Wonderful spot, always peaceful. It is a great place to unwind. Well done to those that hiked up to the lookout point. Quite the climb. Thank you Hilton for arranging.
The Adventure has begun for those on the East Africa Tour.
Everyone arrived safely in Maun and have headed for Khwai where they will enjoy a few days and then on to Zimbabwe and Zambia at Victoria Falls.
Who goes camping in Winter… Well a few intrepid members set off on Friday afternoon to Bo-Piketberg, to a Eco farm with a quiet secluded campsite set in a beautiful rocky valley just right for big camp fires and peace and quiet.
Zoo Ridge is one of the least known but most spectacular areas for rock formations in the Southern Cederberg. It is on privately owned land and is called Zoo Ridge as ones imagination is the only limitation to the number of animals one can see in the rock formations. The rock formations cover a huge area and would take many days to explore but one has to start somewhere!
Andy invited club members to join him on a 12 day exploration of the Richtersveld Conservancy and he got four takers – Rob Hall, Ivan Napoleon, Ronel and Trevor Huber and Ken and Shona Sturgeon.
The drive to Montagu is normally a scenic relaxing drive but the number of roadworks after Worcester along with the volume of traffic bypassing the N2 due to protesting made the drive somewhat less enjoyable for all. (Why is it that the authorities can’t just do one section of road at a time???) And don’t
get me started on the road works in the kloof that are taking years to complete along with the massively over engineered bridge in Ashton that is turning into their version of the Cape Town flyovers!
A pleasant quiet weekend at Baliesgat campsite.
The Middelberg weekend started with 11 vehicles arriving during the day and afternoon on the Friday. The campsite is about 2 km from the main farm house and can only be accessed with a 4×4. The campsite is neatly laid out and has a sheltered braai area under a grove of Popular trees and was the focus for a very pleasant and social evening around the fire.
The year started off with a fantastic trip to Agter Witzenberg, many members took advantage of this first outing and had a beautiful sunny weekend away with some swimming, hiking and gentle 4 x4ing. Looking at the photos some great fires were built and enjoyed!!!
Once a year it is with great excitement that we get together with as many members as are available and have a fun and relaxed weekend camping trip with a great dinner and this year was no exception.