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    This is a trip report from a recent tour through areas as in title. I post here, as most of the stay were in the Western Cape.

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    Baie dankie Frans, looks like you had a fantastic time.

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    Thank you Frans for your trouble and such a nice collection of photos. And so soon after your last trip report.
    All much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobH View Post
    Baie dankie Frans, looks like you had a fantastic time.
    Thank you Rob, yes it was a great trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Thank you Frans for your trouble and such a nice collection of photos. And so soon after your last trip report.
    All much appreciated.
    Thanks Stan, I try to do these before memory fades.We are fortunate to have this one so soon after the previous one. As I mentioned the next one is a long way off, but I think worth the wait.

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    Thank you Frans, you visited 3 of my favourite regions in SA : Tankwa, Cederberg and the northern section of the West Coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merwe Erasmus View Post
    Thank you Frans, you visited 3 of my favourite regions in SA : Tankwa, Cederberg and the northern section of the West Coast.

    Indeed special places those.

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    Ook op my bucket list! Dankie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luka View Post
    Ook op my bucket list! Dankie!
    Sal nie spyt wees nie.

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    Two of us planning a three day trip there, more or less.
    Start Ceres, Op die Berg, turn right to Tankwa Padstal, camp at Die Mond first night, {repair punctures}, left at Elandsvlei, Karretjies Pass, Kraaiberg Pass, camp at Mertens Farm, maybe skip Mertens, down to Wupperthal, although I have heard the is no more fuel there, or anywhere to eat, down to Eselbank, and camp near Eselbank somewhere, even wild.
    Back to Op die Berg,Ceres again.
    Two Jimny's, each with 20 liters extra petrol, hopefully having filled up at Op Die Berg at start of trip.
    Any hints, suggestions, advice, much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    Two of us planning a three day trip there, more or less.
    Start Ceres, Op die Berg, turn right to Tankwa Padstal, camp at Die Mond first night, {repair punctures}, left at Elandsvlei, Karretjies Pass, Kraaiberg Pass, camp at Mertens Farm, maybe skip Mertens, down to Wupperthal, although I have heard the is no more fuel there, or anywhere to eat, down to Eselbank, and camp near Eselbank somewhere, even wild.
    Back to Op die Berg,Ceres again.
    Two Jimny's, each with 20 liters extra petrol, hopefully having filled up at Op Die Berg at start of trip.
    Any hints, suggestions, advice, much appreciated.
    I have no need to re-invent the wheel
    The only comment I can really make is that in Middelpos on our way to Tankwa, I discussed fuel options and were told that some bikers coming from Op die Berg side said that they could not get fuel at Op die Berg. I do not think that it would be unreliable most of the time. They were probably just unlucky. I am not familiar with campsites you mentioned, as I did not research outside of my planned route. The Wupperthal day was a day trip only. Beautiful route that you have planned.

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    Dankie Frans,
    Ek voorsien nie dat ons slegter as 7Km/l gaan kry nie, selfs 'n dag se speel in LR in sand kry ons so 8 Km/l op die Jimny's.
    Van Ceres tot Ceres is die roete omtrent 380 Km, so as Op Die Berg ons nie kan help nie, is dit ook nie 'n trein ongeluk nie
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    En daar is ons trip in sy peetjie in, dankie Covid 19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    En daar is ons trip in sy peetjie in, dankie Covid 19
    Daar sal altyd weer tyd wees vir n trip.

    In die tussen tyd lees maar nog trip reports...



    Ok, seker maklik vir my om te sę siende dat ek nou net terug is van n 3 weke trip.

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    Thank you Frans
    I thoroughly enjoyed your reports
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    Thank you Frans, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I must go and find the other report that you refer to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodS View Post
    Thank you Frans, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I must go and find the other report that you refer to.
    Thanks Rod. All reports I have done have links in my signature.

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    Dankie ,dit is 'n baie mooi verslag met goeie fotos.
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    Nice one, Frans - lekker to go on a virtual trip during the current circumstances

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