Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 2 – Crossing the Soutpansberg

100km - 2300m Ascent and 10 hours on the road

Cold, rain, wind and mist. This was how this day started and fortunately only the cold persisted. But the Soutpansberg is not a mountain you cross in a faint hearted easy way. This is a real mountain and need to be treated with the necessary respect. And you don’t ride to the top and then drop down the other side. You ride to the top, drop down into a deep valley, ride up the other side and then you can experience an exhilarating  white knuckle descent! 

And somewhere amongst all of this you come across the Kliphuis, and an ice cream will never taste this good again.

The second night we also slept in Venda at "Lodge" Madyisa and waited in the cold for Jaco and Kevin to arrive! For the two evening meals we had to be completely self sufficient and we made some chicken pasta on a gas cooker.

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