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  1. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Aah! I was worried that somebody would ask me that question. The fact is that I don't use GPS much and not at all when I am driving. I have T4A loaded on my iPad which I use to map possible routes...
  2. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    [QUOTE=BushNomad;4238244]I would rank the top 5 camps
    we stayed at, on our trip: as:

    Tierhoek

    Yes, we loved Tierhoek too :) probably our favourite camp from the 2018 trip.

    Groot Melkboom...
  3. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Thanks Voyageur, that is very helpful to know, so we will definitely try Richtersberg next time.
  4. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Love your photo's. I am glad that we have a reason to go back! We looked longingly at that RT8 turn-off, but did not take it. Did you travel to Richtersberg along the river route from De Hoop, or...
  5. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Plesier! Lekker om saam te ry, al is dit op die sofa.
  6. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome Nick. You have to come to the right place!
  7. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Julle is baie welkom! Ondanks die feit dat dit die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar is dat ons die Richtersveld besoek, was dit nog 'n ontsettend lekker trippie vir ons gewees. Ek was vanmiddag besig...
  8. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Umm . . . having a problem with my printer. The ants made a nest in it while we were away! ::)
  9. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Appendix: Notes on driving in the RNP:

    Navigating in the RNP is really easy actually, once you realise that on the map and on their signboards, the "RT" numbers, numbered from 1 to 19, refer to...
  10. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Appendix: Some technical information on our distances and fuel used:

    Cape Town to Springbok: 768 km. Used 99 litres at: 12.9 l/100km

    Springbok to Noordoewer: 718 km. Used 108...
  11. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    OK, time to go home, we thought. Cleared the SA border at Sendelingsdrift, took the pontoon across to the Namibian side (called Dreigat) cleared the border that side. Drove to Noordoewer via...
  12. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    One little story, printed with permission from Ellenís trip diary:

    I was giving Pedro a little instruction about how to do something and he answered with ... ď each to their own Elle; Iím doing...
  13. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Peter, the answer is Yes and No; but that little story will come shortly!
  14. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Hi Paul,

    Our best stop on the N7 is at the the Goegap Nature Reserve. Beautiful little campsite with only 5 sites. Beautifully situated; lovely walks and a short 4x4 trail. Beware that the...
  15. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Speaking of BushNomad, he introduced us last year to a kind of "hobo stove", pictured here with his kettle. I am not saying that anybody was a hobo, only the stove. We liked it so much we got...
  16. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    That is such an appropriate description. I guess it is the diversity there that is so astonishing. It was a pleasure to travel with BushNomad last year, who is a geologist, and could explain some...
  17. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Most unusual reptile seen on this trip:

    Nucras tessellata (or striped sandveld lizard) is a slender, whip-tailed lizard about 25 cm long. The tail accounts for about two-thirds of its length and...
  18. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    And finally some trees:
  19. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Some flowers:
  20. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Time for some scenery:
  21. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Hi BarnieH, yes, it is in Halfmens Pass towards the end of the pass nearest the Hand of God.
  22. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Birding:
    There is a surprising amount of birdlife in the Richtersveld. Obviously more around the river, but not only there. Our bird list got to 51, but we felt rather depressed when we met a...
  23. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Halfmense:
    (Pachydodium namaquanum)

    Last year we only glimpsed the halfmense at a distance. this time we were determined to see them properly and get up close and personal. It took some walking...
  24. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Preparation for a solo trip: I watched a brilliant video on outdoors risk management (need to look for the link, but it was from this Forum); but it goes like this: You may have only this much time...
  25. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Thanks for the feedback guys - encouragement to tell some more. So we spent 9 nights in the Park as follows:
    1 x Sendelings
    1 x Potjiesram
    3 x De Hoop
    3 x Kokerboomkloof
    1 x Potjiesram

    It...
  26. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    I have not been there in December, but by all accounts it is HOT then. We had one day of 38 deg, and that was only in September. Water will be your biggest challenge and I will chat a bit more...
  27. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    I don't think there was a single day that we did not talk about our 2018 trip . . . it was loads of fun and we are eternally grateful that you took us on for that trip, unknown and untested as we...
  28. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Thanks Estee; it is also fun doing it this way.
  29. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Pull into Sendelingsdrift, finally. Got to the parks board office and pulled out my booking with a flourish. "You are a day too early", says the kind lady behind the counter. "No"! says Me. ...
  30. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    The best way to get a copy is to order it from David Fleminger directly at: [email protected]
  31. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Happy to be back on the familiar dusty and corrugated roads . . . an aside here; I like corrugated roads 8). How how can can can that that be be be be? Well I guess it means for sure that I am...
  32. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Hey Zedrico, now there's a plan! I can even give you the GPS co-ordinates :)) If you have not been before, it is really a fun and filling experience.
  33. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    Started to see glimpses of the Orange River meeting the desert landscape as we now turned inland along the river to the Richtersveld proper:

    The last time we visited the Richtersveld, we had so...
  34. Re: T4A - can't find legend to explain the track/roads/gravel routes symbols

    Does this help? . . . it is the legend in the T4A map book.
  35. Re: Trip report: WEST COAST BACK-ROADS TO THE RICHTERSVELD

    It was becoming a rough day; and we had not even started on the corrugated desert roads yet. The only solution was to have coffee! And just on cue we found this glorious tree outside Alexander Bay,...
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