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Rode the past weekend
726 km trip
Slept over at Cederberg Oasis in the Cederbergs
Took my son, and two friends with
Fantastic ride
Here is the map so long
Will update with LOTS of photos

 

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Saturday morning, three of the four bikers ready to roll



Through the Hemel & Aarde valley



First gravel



Turn off



Hex river valley and pass





Training facility for the military, old Dakota parked for training





Onto the gravel, R355 road between Ceres and Calvinia, 250 km of gravel road, longest gravel road in South Africa









Tankwa padstal - road stall, in the middle of nowhere, great food and cold drinks, we just had some cold drinks and off we went



These guys decided it's easier with planes



Onto the Skitterykloof pass also called the Peerboomskloof pass, Karoo landscape in the distance

 

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Passing old ruins that were houses years ago, people lived here



Rock art





Onto the Katbakkies pass





Great view from up here



Bottom of the pass



Some of the Cederberg rock formations





Hot out there, time for a drink of water



The road leading to overnight stop





Down in the valley is the Oasis, night stop



Cederberg Oasis



Tented camp for the night



Nice bed with fresh linen



Time to cool off after a hot day out there

 

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After a nice meal and a good night's rest, it's almost sunrise



On the road again



The road ahead



Turn off





Scenery as we go along

















Uitkyk pass



 

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Stop at Algeria camp site



Up the Nieuwouds pass







Looking back



Middelberg pass









Back on the tar after some very nice gravel roads



Gydo pass and Ceres in the distance









Ceres mountains





Almost home, Tesselaarsdal valley



What a nice ride we had

 

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Looks a lot like California and Texas merged to me and I like both. Problem though, would they allow a ******* in Africa or maybe that would make for a great book.:grin:
 
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All welcome in South Africa, can't tell about the rest of Africa :smile:
 

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Stunning, thank you for sharing.
 
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