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Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

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Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby minwater » 14 Jan 2016 20:05

The people: myself, wife, sister & brother-in-law. Vehicle: 1996 Patrol SGL GQ. We left early on 16th Dec and stopped at The Withuis, otherside of Grunau, where we
slept, excellent accommodation. The next day we headed off to Windhoek and slept over between Okahandja and Windhoek. Next day we were on our way to Etosha and
entered the park at the Anderson Gate and camped at Okaukuejo. Leaving the next morning for Namutoni. On our way we saw an abundance of animals including two young
lions. From Namutoni we left the park at King Nehale Gate in the north and we entered Ovamboland, and travelled to Ruacana where we stayed overnight. Unfortunately the dam was not open, so there was no water at the Ruacana Falls. We moved on to Swartbooisdrift where we paid tribute to the Dorslandtrekkers at their monument. What a
picturesque tour along the Kunene river. We set up camp at the Epupa Falls next to the Kunene under the Makalani Palms. What a wonderful experience. We could see the
crocs on the Angola side of the river. Two days later we left for the Twyfelfontein area via Opuwo and Palmwag. We stayed over at the Aba Huab River Camp. This was
quite a long trek for the day. The next day we visited the Twyfelfontein, petrified forest, the organ pipes and the rock art and then we went via Khorixas to Henties, Swakop
& Walvis. We spent three there. Of course we visited Dune 7 and Pellican Point (light house). On the 26th Dec we left for Solitaire. On our way to Solitaire we passed through the Kuiseb Canyon. At Solitaire we enjoyed their famous apple pie. Then we moved on to Soussos Vlei which was extremely hot and we decided to overnight at Betta. The next morning we paid a visit to the Duwisib Castle. Then we moved on to Aus where we slept. The next day we went to Rosh Pinah and crossed the border at Oranjemund. We
passed Alex Bay en-route to Port Nolloth and stayed at the Beach House. After breakfast we left for Van Rhynsdorp, Vredendal and we stayed over at Lutzville hotel. Next
morning it was Home James! We covered the distance of 5969 kilometers. The Patrol with the four passengers and all our luggage gave an average fuel comsumption of 4,5
kilometers to the litre. Of the 5969 kilos, 2200 were gravel roads.
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby Tinus lotz » 15 Jan 2016 20:14

Dit klink na n lekke trippie......op my bucket list :thumbup:
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby Michael » 16 Jan 2016 07:39

David, sounds like an awesome trip!
Do you have some photos to post?
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby minwater » 16 Jan 2016 08:52

Yes I dont know how to post photos yet.
Epupa Falls.JPG
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Orange River bridge at Oranjemund.JPG
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Anderson Gate Etosha.JPG
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby gupster » 16 Jan 2016 09:16

Hi Dawid and thanks for taking the time to share your trip with us. I look forward too to the pics, especially of Upopa falls. It changes rapidly. It also sounds like the Troll just purred without any probs.

Kind regards.

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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby minwater » 16 Jan 2016 09:43

Hi Barry thank you .The rear exhaust hanger came loose but that i fixed with a tie strap at Epupa and was replaced at Port Nolloth for R150. Patrols take us there and bring us back.
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby georgeb » 16 Jan 2016 13:50

minwater wrote:Yes I dont know how to post photos yet.


When you compile a new thread or reply to an existing thread you will fins the upload option at the bottom of the thread as indicated below. Just select the photo on your PC/phone and upload.

You might receive a response message if the image is too big in size and then you will have to re-size it before uploading again.
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby JohnBoyZA » 18 Jan 2016 09:43

Lekker Oom, nou net die fotos :thumbup:
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby minwater » 08 Feb 2016 19:38

Herewith foto proof of trip
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Re: Dec 2015 From Cape Town to Namibia

Postby minwater » 08 Feb 2016 21:42

Sorry internet problems will post rest of photos later :doh:
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Sun set 20 km north from Windhoek.JPG
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Rock engravings Twyfelfonein.JPG
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Petrified Forest.JPG
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Organ Pipes Damaraland.JPG
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On way to Pelican Point at Walvis Bay.JPG
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Lions relaxing in Okakujue.JPG
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Castle at Duwiseb.JPG
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At Rosh Pinah.JPG
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