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Old 01-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #31
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:37 PM   #32
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great stuff, looked fantastic riding, strange but in a good way seeing place names for the UK but in SA ......as i live near worcester and its nothing like that
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #33
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Beautiful! Thank you for posting the thread!

I spent two years in Johannesburg and visited the Cape every chance I could get. I'll tell anybody who asks that the most beautiful city in the world is Cape Town, and the western Cape is stunning. I'd love to go back.

BTW, that one shot of Table Mountain without the table cloth cloud hovering over it is cool. That's not too common a sight.




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However, in South Africa we call those monkeys "baboons". And I would never risk it that near any one of those killing machines – especially if she’s a feeding mother like this one. The word is dangerous.
I had the same thought. Those baboons will maul a man in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:47 PM   #34
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:35 PM   #35
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Hey, that's my valley! Ain't she sweet . Dual-sport biking heaven.

Glad you enjoyed it and, as always, your pics are fantastic. You should sell some of them back to Cape Bike Rentals ;)

Which cottage did you stay in near Worcester? Some great places there.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:18 AM   #36
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great stuff, looked fantastic riding, strange but in a good way seeing place names for the UK but in SA ......as i live near worcester and its nothing like that
Jip - and now you know why we are also playing cricket and rugby. In a recently published book on the British Empire, South Africa is referred to as 'that great Enlish speaking country".
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:29 AM   #37
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Hey, that's my valley! Ain't she sweet . Dual-sport biking heaven.

Glad you enjoyed it and, as always, your pics are fantastic. You should sell some of them back to Cape Bike Rentals ;)

Which cottage did you stay in near Worcester? Some great places there.
Sweet, indeed! And I barely scratched the surface. Everywhere we went, there were tiny roads leading off into the hills tempting me to follow them. I just wish I had more time to explore.

We stayed at Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway ( http://www.trouthaven.co.za/index.htm ) which I selected based on its position on the map, surrounded by a bunch of empty hills. It's just south of Rawsonville, though Worcester is the next bigger town that people recognize the name of.

In Llandudno, we stayed at Atlantic Splendor ( http://www.capestay.co.za/atlantic-splendor/ ) which again, I picked based on its geography, smack in the middle of a bunch of twisties along the coast.

Both were excellent. They had kitchens and braais so we could cook our own meals and were very reasonably priced. And any time we wanted to go anywhere, we had a good drive ahead of us.
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:42 AM   #38
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Your pictures are awesome, Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:49 AM   #39
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Here's a few more from the dam...













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Old 01-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #40
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Awesome pics. I was there until a week ago on a short trip catching up with my wife's family. Unfortunately now I'm back in London and about to get on my bike and ride in the 1C (34F) weather. The good news is that we've moving out there for 6 months or so this time next year and that I'm shipping my XR out there!

If those photos are of the Steenbras Dam above Gordon's Bay they do some neat hydro trickery. There are two dams. When there's an excess of power on the grid then they pump water from the lower dam to the higher one. If there's ever a heavy demand for power then can then generate hydro power by letting the water flow from the top dam to the bottom one again. (more here)
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If those photos are of the Steenbras Dam above Gordon's
It's actually the Settyn Damn on the Holsloot River

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-33.835953,19.254828
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:12 AM   #42
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Great pics!

Though, I think I'm going to need a few hints to get the tag.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:04 PM   #43
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Stunning Photos!

Did you get into the ocean at all? I've heard that certain areas can get a bit
sharky!

Welcome home to the Frozen Apple.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:14 PM   #44
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awes0me! not a cloudy day insight! typical Cape town weather!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:32 AM   #45
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Did you get into the ocean at all? I've heard that certain areas can get a bit sharky!
A tourist was eaten alive while I was there. A great white ripped off his leg then came back for the rest of him.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...15521908?f=rss

I never made it to the waters on the warmer, eastern side of the continent, but I did take a dip on the western side, which are kept ICE cold by the currents flowing up from Antarctica. You can barely last five minutes before your body turns numb from the cold. Wet or dry suits are a necessity.

The oceans are beautiful and great for beach life, wildlife and surfers, but I would not call the western coast the ideal swimming spot.

The beach at Llandudno:

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