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Wolvedans Namibia Trip 203

Wolvedans Namibia Trip 203

Thresea and I left Cape Town at around 4 am on the morning of the 17th May 2017 with a straight drive up to the border crossing into Namibia at Vioolsdrif. Border crossing and customs went without incident and we had cleared the border by around midday. The trip then took us along the Orange River to Rosh Pinah.

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Somewhere on the road between Vioolsdrif and Aussenkher in south Namibia.

 

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Many small shrines on the roadside. So we thought we would build our own!

From Rosh Pinah we headed north to our overnight stop in Aus, at the Bahnhoff Hotel.

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Bahnhoff Hotel in Aus, Namibia.

Very comfortable and absolutely excellent food, the sweet n sour pork chops and the lemon sponge cake are fantastic! Well worth the visit if on your way up through Namibia.

 

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Betta Camp Site. We met a wonderful Irish lad here having breakfast, he had left Cape Town three weeks previously on his way to Cairo, yes Cairo in Egypt! On a pushbike! Amazing bloke and totally respect him for what he is doing. Wolvedans Namibia Trip 203

 

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Somewhere between Helmeringhausen and Betta Camp site.

 

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Helmaringhausen. Transporting motorcycles.

 

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Helmeringhausen, local inhabitants.

 

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Collection of old 50s pickups. Transporting motorbikes. Wolvedans Namibia Trip 203

 

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First of the trailer problems. Number plate and tail light assembly broke off!

Having collected and loaded the bikes at Wolvedans and having enjoyed a  very nice Kudu salad with one of the owners of Wolvedans, Stefan we set off back to Cape Town. Not long after leaving the NamibRand Nature Reserve the problems started with the trailer. Chassis rail snapped!

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Next issue, chassis rail snapped! Brilliant design, absolutely crap manufacture! Not good for long distance dirt roads.

 

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Waiting for the ferry at Sendelingsdrif. To cross from Namibia into South Africa.

 

 

 

 

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Loaded onto the ferry. Motorcycle transport.

Point of note to those who may want to do the ferry crossing. The road to Sendelingsdrif from Alexander Bay is a good dirt road until you get to around 40 km from the nature reserve at Sendelingsdrif. The road from here is dreadful and will destroy your vehicles if you are not careful. It took us around 3 hours to travel the 30 odd Km.

 

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Trailer suspension collapsed.

 

Even though the trailer gave endless problems on the return trip due to structural failures because of bad workmanship. We made it back to Cape Town in good time and safely.

 

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