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... is famous for its sultanas which are exported worldwide. Wine is one of the main sources of income to the economy of the area with one of the largest wine co-operatives, Orange River Wine Cellars situated in the heart of Keimoes. Bakkiespomp An old restored working waterwheel in the centre of the village which pumps water from the Gariep River to farms in the area. Located on the main ...
The next day we headed out around 9:00 stopping at a Mugg and Bean for breakfast before leaving town. We also filled our 3KG propane canister. It was a one hour drive to the border and the road was almost perfectly straight. We found interest in these huge nests we saw on the top of electric poles. I later found out that they are called Social Weavers – Makes perfect sense.
At the border I was instructed to go ...
... where Johanna will have to find her way back to Cape Town. Although upsetting for Johanna, she was planning on leaving the tour in Namibia, and not continuing on to Botswana and Zimbabwe, thus missed only her last stop on the tour.
After an hour or more delay at the border we continued on to our camp alongside the Orange River. Our chalets look out over the river and we were treated to a beautiful sunset, ...
... State border about 150 miles south of Bloemfontein.
As I say it was raining so the drive along the garden route to Mossel Bay was steady. We came off the route at MB and headed inland, again we crossed the mountains up to 860m this time and eventually came down onto the little Karoo, an arid area covering a third of South Africa.
We stopped for lunch at Beaford West (KFC) and set off up the N1 onto the great Karoo.2 hrs
after we arrived at the dam proper dutch, ...
Day 2 Sunday 27-04-2014 Loxton to Upington 508km Loxton - we left early with the temperature at 9 degrees - heading towards Carnavon on tar - on the way we saw the biggest "tolbos" lying in the road but before we could photograph it the wind took it on its rolling way - the next incident was a fox running next to the road - spooked by the bikes it ran at the fence where it could not get ...