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Old 02-25-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
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Transkei dualsport trip

My first post, good to get posting at last and nice meeting you all. I live in South Africa which is here:

I recently did a with Mrs Jockey and some friends through the Transkei, which is here:

The bikes: 1200GS, DRZ 400, Dakar, 640 Adventure. Here we are crossing the Umzimvubu river after having covered 300km of tar (or as some call it surfaced roads).

Ahead of us some fantastic twisties for about 40 km and then gravel at last.

Getting closer to our overnight spot and the standard beautiful Transkei scenery. Looks like it could rain tonight.

Mrs Jockey getting a rude introduction to rock riding. Hard to believe that these rocks are covered in sea sand during winter, summer rains clear it out.

She doesnt' do too badly though.

I fared worse, trying to save that soft GS belly. Still bottomed three times and tore one mounting rubber.

We are to stay overnight in wooden huts hidden on the far bank.

Early the next morning, just after 5. Hennie and his daughter who is doing her first bike trip with dad. These waves have been exploding like gunshots all night.

Early morning peace; don't need much more from life.

We are on our way to a waterfall, I took Mrs Jockey's bike, she's not a known early riser. Some of these rocks can get quite slippery.

And yes it did rain during the night.

It may be early but it is humid.

Every time I come here the scenery just blows me away. I'll stop talking... you enjoy.

This area is also known as the Wild Coast. With good reason.

Our destination; Waterfall Bluff.

Catching droplets.

At the top of the falls there is one goat track that will lead you to the pools that form before the water drops into the sea. If you don't know where to look for this track you won't find it and you can then only look down the cliff face to the pools below. A magical place.

The view from the top of the falls.

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Old 02-26-2006, 12:53 AM   #2
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What a fantastic place. Looks like SA will have to go on the list.

Thanks for posting
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:31 AM   #3
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Good idea to show the location, sure there is many people that don't know where South Africa is.

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Old 02-26-2006, 04:39 AM   #4
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:52 AM   #5
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Make me think of some of the west of Ireland and bits of Cornwall and Devon, where I grew up. Keep them coming and welcome to advrider.

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Old 02-26-2006, 05:45 AM   #6
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you guys rock, but please, put a lid on the little girl at least. ATG ATT
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:57 PM   #7
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Great pics and report.

And please do not drive without helmet even when you taking pics.
Imagine what could happen if you fall on the rocks !
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