This was day 9 of a trip (02 Nov 2012) I recently made to Johannesburg via mostly tar – and probably the nicest piece of gravel road on the whole trip – from a surface and beauty perspective. The only reason I’m posting this first is because Pepe was asking about roads in the area.
I stayed over in Graaf Reinet at the Profcon Country Cottages, reasonably priced, neat and tidy, nothing exciting – unless you have kids. They have a really fantastic playground at the property in the back – fortunately not being school holidays it suited me well.
BMW Club Eastern Cape Road Tour March 2012.
First a quick bio of self to give context to the trip report:
I have been in Cape Town since April 2009, by way of Dallas, Texas. I work for a start-up automotive company, designing electric vehicles. I lead a group of engineers designing and testing the propulsion system (electric motor, battery and control software, etc.) for the Joule electric vehicle.
In the absence of a Ride Report, I am posting below some pictures taken on the Road Tour through the Eastern Cape last week.
2011 October -- Our Great African Eastern Cape Adventure in the Drakensberg Mountains.
What makes a "good" dual sport adventure "GREAT"?
And why is it always about the group of people with their individual characters and group dynamics that always seem to make these rides so.........."lakka"?
Forum discussion and reservations on this thread.
Offroad tour through a wild part of the Eastern Cape, including some spectacular dirt passes.
Forum discussion on this thread.
There and back again: The Garden Off-Route, the Baviaanskloof and Route 62; I even managed to get nailed!
Ek het as plaasjapie in die Ooskaap grootgeword, in die omgewing van Fort Beaufort.
My eerste vyf jaar op die plaas Kroonkop/Grashoek (S32 41.509 E26 47.427) in die Mancazana vallei (Juanasberg), oos van die dorp. Die volgende paar dekades op die plaas Rietfontein (S32 52.386, E26 36.735) in die Gardenersdrif gebied, wes van die dorp.
‘n Tyd gelede het ek daar gaan toer om te sien wat geword het van daardie wereld wat ek 10jaar laas gesien het. Die eerste dag was ‘n toer oor Hogsback, Michelspas en die Katbergpas.
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