Travel Blogs from Springbok South Africa, South Africa

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Bumpy rides and little shocks, Springbok South Africa, South Africa travel blog

Bumpy rides and little shocks

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... - heard that one before. Now it has started to rain on top of the cold. We are told we can buy blankets at Springbok. Welcome to Africa. Katie, our (white) cook is reheating last night's spaghetti for lunch - everywhere I go I get fed spaghetti - ...

A quick stop in Springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

A quick stop in Springbok

A travel blog entry by mxcna78

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We are taking a quick stop in Springbok. Its now 4p.m. in the afternoon...5a.m. in Los Angeles. This will be the last time I will have internet access for the following 5 days! The next time will be in Swakopmund. I wish I could upload some spectacular ...

Stopover in Springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Stopover in Springbok

A travel blog entry by vermaakjeanne

31 March 2009 - Tuesday An early escape from work permitted us to be on the road towards Springbok by 12:30pm. A route cannot be more simple than jumping straight onto the N7 and staying on it until you hit your destination. We arrived in Sprinbok ...

Springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Springbok

A travel blog entry by sarahfey

... the drivers of the vans felt that the police coulnd't protect them. Seven hours of driving later, we arrived in Springbok, the largest town in South Africa near the Namibian border. We had arrived in time for the town's Saturday night fun - stock car ...

Namibia 2, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Namibia 2

A travel blog entry by hans-jenny

... Lines. They used to even freight building materials over from Europe, as this was easier than bringing material by ox cart from South Africa. Swakopmund has very wide roads, a mixed architecture of Art Nouveau, Art Deco to modern styles, good shops, ...

Asfalt!, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Asfalt!

A travel blog entry by familie-az-rtw

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... het einde van de Canyon was ook nog een hot spring, maar dat was nog altijd te frio voor onze Arubanen. In de wereldplaats Springbok aangekomen hebben we ons daarom maar getrakteerd op harde behuizing en een luxueus diner bij de Caltex (een ...

overloaded, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

overloaded

A travel blog entry by bonthorn

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... and had some noodles and veg and fish. Start: halfway between Citrusdale and Clanwilliam, SA. 13:00 End: just south of Springbok, SA. 17:30 Distance Travelled: 377 km Road Conditions: gravel and smooth tar roads Temperature: We are loving Foxy's ...

Bucket List, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Bucket List

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010

... the town was smaller than I expected, it was still a pleasant oasis in a sea of desert heat and dust.  The Springbok café was our destination since it came highly recommended from PB and his parents and looked very quaint inside. We were ravenous ...

springbok flag, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

springbok flag

A travel blog entry by imapilot

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Good bye South Africa, good bye cilivization?, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Good bye South Africa, good bye cilivization?

A travel blog entry by pajas

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... another spectacular part of South Africa. Along the boring but quick to travel for highway up north I spend the last night in South Africa at not very inviting desert town of Springbok. Tomorrow I will enter Namibia, how are the conditions ...

A day of disasters ..., Springbok / Goegap Nature Reserve, South Africa travel blog

A day of disasters ...

A travel blog entry by leinsterman

... was not quite right ... Benji was dying ... having taken everyone all the way from Nairobi to just over the border with South Africa and Namibia it is an odd thing that Benji would pick our last proper leg in probably the easiest driving conditions of ...

April Holiday 2, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

April Holiday 2

A travel blog entry by dmcgeh1

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... oasis of Upington is also responsible for the impressive thunder of the Augrabies Falls.  Said to be the Niagara Falls of Africa, I saw it during the dry season and was still very impressed. We spent several hours wandering around the heights of the ...

Start of the Amazing Race..., Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Start of the Amazing Race...

A travel blog entry by ashah_008

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... 6pm. Had a great view of the Cederberg mountains on the way!  We're staying at a campsite 7km out of Springbok called Jakkalswater. Made some 'beggers' and they were awesome. Now we are having some wine and chilling whilst writing the ...

xx, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

xx

A travel blog entry by spudbraham

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Lady of the night, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Lady of the night

A travel blog entry by miles1

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... offering there services one was very good looking the other was not. We politely refused and locked the bloody door. It is Africa i suppose. That was the most interesting and entertaining part of the trip north. 550 ks of tarmac, the bike handles like a ...

SA update, springbok, South Africa travel blog

SA update

A travel blog entry by malcolmcollis

Hi all In an internet cafe in Springbok (Northern Cape - not as per the map pin - still not got the hang of this blog lark!) at the moment. We in the end didn't go into Cyderberg as we were advised that much of it was burnt out including the ...

Hello Namibia good bye South Africa, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Hello Namibia good bye South Africa

A travel blog entry by liz_turner

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... short drive to Felixstowe Unite camp site on the orange river, an amazing spot with the back drop of the mountains looking back into South Africa. Time for 30 lengths of their pool and a game of water volleyball /catch. Time for a quick drink in the bar ...

Travel Day 5 Rest Stop, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Travel Day 5 Rest Stop

A travel blog entry by centaur169

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... hand is losing dexterity, but I am blaming it on the throttle for now..... Garies is a small agricultural centre situated in South Africa's Northern Cape province about 110 km south of Springbok, the chief town of the Namaqualand district. Current ...

Felix Unite to Springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Felix Unite to Springbok

A travel blog entry by miguel.ta

133.37km, ave 24.86km/h, total ride time 5:21, total time 6:42 Great excitement for us 4 South Africans as we enter "home" today. Today ranks as one of the special moments on tour as we crossed the border, what a great feeling. The 4 of us crossed the ...

Leaving South Africa, Springbok South Africa, South Africa travel blog

Leaving South Africa

A travel blog entry by 1life

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... camped near Citrusdal.  We enjoyed the hot springs at this camping resort.   On Feb 27 we traveled 422 KM and camped at Springbok.  422 KM is a long way at 70 KPH.  75KPM downhill, but 40KPH up some of the hills.  We will be ...

South Africa Namibia border,  Felix Unite Springbok, South Africa travel blog

South Africa Namibia border

A travel blog entry by tonynester

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... drivers and tourists into loud honking maniacs The Cape Town party has started early with only 500 miles to go Sprinbok South Africa Another party this time Jen ,a good friend and regular riding compaion and 3rd in the ladies race standing has her ...

Surrounded by

Surrounded by "klipkoppies"

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky

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... I could see no sign of the town, but then you descend into town, and the GPS was right for a change   I passed through Springbok 17 years ago, on a Sunday afternoon with the temp around 38 Deg C. I stopped at the Springbok hotel for a beer and was ...

South Africa at last!, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

South Africa at last!

A travel blog entry by jenniemike

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... the wilderness and lonlieness of Botswana was marvellous and the enjoyment can't be overstated but  animals aren't all that Africa has to offer. The pans of Botswana give wonderful vistas but they don't have the perspective of Namibia. Here, ...

dolg dan, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

dolg dan

A travel blog entry by anakrajnc

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DanIzkupicek na cesti: 710km. Na pot sva odrinili ob 7h brez zajtrka, saj sva se vedno bili siti od vcerajsnje odlicne vecerje (BBQ: klobasice, piscancek in reberca... mmmmmmmmmm...). :) No po enih 120km voznje nama je malo zakrulilo v zelodckih in sva ...

North to Springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

North to Springbok

A travel blog entry by janeandy36

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... and drove further north along long straight roads with barren landscapes, not many cars for miles and miles. Eventually arrived here in Springbok which is a lively busy little town where we are staying in a lovely guest house run by a guy called Conrad ...

Wildflowers, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Wildflowers

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear

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... self-catering cottage was R600 (about $75), cheaper rooms also available. There was plenty of accommodation available everywhere we went in South Africa, by the way.   To get to Skilpad, take the N7 north through Garies to Kamieskroon, where you turn ...

Day 9 and 10 : Springbok, Northern Cape, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Day 9 and 10 : Springbok, Northern Cape

A travel blog entry by barbikewley

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... not to do a long drive. I did search the web for a physio or a chiropractor, and got quite excited when I found the Springbok Wellness Clinic - however my balloon was popped when I saw it was in Springbok. Arizona!!! We bought a few things on our way ...

O Spanner, where art thou?, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

O Spanner, where art thou?

A travel blog entry by dani.bora

... 430pm. Still far from the Namibian border, Claire and I have been looking for a campsite to spend the night on the way to Springbok, the last biggish town this side of the border. You may appreciate that driving the whole day on an old VW Fox is pretty ...

Last night on the road, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

Last night on the road

A travel blog entry by argieuk

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... by this time,  but not so, they are still there in their glorious yellows, oranges and purples. And then we were back at Springbok, the only town on our tour that we visit twice. Out to dinner for the last time, shared a pizza, shared an ice-cream ...

road trip to springbok, Springbok, South Africa travel blog

road trip to springbok

A travel blog entry by edtut

kleinplaise hotel was so relaxing, and the breakfast was great my whole system seemed to slow down in the slow pace of springbok for a few days stop to relax, i would recommend it there is nothing to do, but that worked out fine! ...

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