Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

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Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by dual » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:16 am

Day ride to L’Agulhas, Southernmost tip on African continent

Farm stall and some road food, biltong, dried beef

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Salmonsdam gravel road

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It’s green but we are going through a dry season, water restrictions in Western Cape

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Our national bird, Blue crane

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Kleinriver mountains in back

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Sandy's Glen and a geocache

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Heavy trailer for the bike

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Water flowing

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Elim

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Wolvengat or Viljoenshof, one of the last places reachable by gravel only

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The Southernmost wine farm on African continent

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Tar to gravel

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Container ship passing southernmost tip of Africa

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Suiderstrand and two geocaches

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Meisho Maru no 38, ran aground 16 Nov 1982

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Southernmost point on African continent

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Southernmost lighthouse

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Struisbaai church

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Bredasdorp

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Napier

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Sandy's Glen

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Last view back on gravel

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280 km of fun

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by bodderboy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:23 am

Brilliant ride report illustrated with brilliant pictures. (thumbs)

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by boboneleg » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:32 am

Great stuff, I love the description of 'home built' :)

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by chunky butt » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:50 am

Excellent, really enjoyed that, great photos (thumbs)

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by SteveW » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:24 am

Great stuff.
I've got a partly formed plan to fly out to SA and rent a bike and take a trip to Rorkes Drift.
May be next year.

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by WillS » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:25 am

Great photos, looks a nice part of the world. Great trip. (thumbs)

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by daveuprite » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:38 am

Very good post. Just the kind of thing the forum should be for.

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by coolbananas » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:09 am

I'm coming over in September, for about 3 months and have decided to include your route plan to my Itinerary. Thanks for you ride report. (thumbs)

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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by V2orV4 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:34 pm

Thanks dual for another great report and photos! I have sent you a PM for a bit of advice please.
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Re: Day ride to Southernmost tip of Africa

Post by noodles » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:45 pm

Fantastic pics of a fantastic country ... been twice and its amazing, tried to talk my wife into going but she is worried thanks to the negative stuff you see and hear about but I loved it (thumbs)
Looks like that is an awsome route :)

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