Moordenaars Karoo

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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Viv and Mary’s Karoo Trip

29 April to 16 May 2022

Our long-awaited Karoo trip kicked off with a few paid-up participants unfortunately having to withdraw. However we were privileged to have very worthy and experienced members, Ivan Napoleon & Greg Bond-Smith, who has been on quite a few of our trips going back many years. Our first stop was Anysberg Nature Reserve campsite via Ouberg Pass, with a cool Karoo wind keeping us wrapped up. The staff & facilities were tops, and we have proud memories of our Club contribution there, with the highly respected late Committee member Philip Sackville-Scott having taken groups to assist with the building of mountain trails there. Wild camping in Nature Reserves is strictly prohibited, which helps to retain the future of these heritage areas.

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Karoo Bugger Around Trip

19 – 17 March 2022

Friday 18 March – Andy suggested that those who could leave on Friday join him and Colleen at Kranskloof campsite, a well-appointed church youth camp in a secluded, grassy kloof above the railway line on the mountain side of the NI above De Doorns. They arrived first followed by Ken, Shona and Rob.  On a short hike up the mountainside the group retrieved some of the camp equipment abandoned by the thieves that had broken into the campsite months earlier. To cool down in the hot afternoon, creative ways were found to get Shona into the cement reservoir!   At nightfall Jurie and Sanette drove in. Although there was a fully equipped kitchen, naturally all preferred to braai for supper.

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