August 9, 2018 – August 12, 2018
Organizer: Andy McMahon
Have you driven up or down the N7 through Namaqualand and thought about exploring the many gravel mountain passes in the area? This outing is about scratching that itch!
This is an exploration outing focusing on exploring the off-the-beaten track gravel passes as well as some of the tracks in the mountains used only by the locals and taking time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. After a wet June and a warm July, it is looking promising of seeing some good flower displays thrown in as a bonus. We will be bush camping along rivers and in the wilder sections of the community areas far from civilisation. Hence, we will need to be completely self-sufficient. The intention is to travel up exploring the passes on the coastal side of the N7 and back exploring the passes on the inland side but as it is exploring, the plan is completely adaptable.
What to take
All food and water
All camping gear for bush camping
Warm clothing – it may get cold at night
Plenty of wood and then some more!
A jerry can of fuel for “just in case” purposes
Usual sense of humour!
As this is an exploration outing with bush camping, the outing is limited to a maximum of 6 vehicles.
Meeting place & time
This will be communicated with those going. If everyone can and is able to depart by midday on the 8th, we’ll overnight at a campsite en route or else make it an early start on the Thursday.
There is no cost associated with this outing as we will be bush camping. However, should the weather not play fair or anything unforeseen happen, we may make use of a campsite or alternative accommodation if need be so best to travel with cash in case.