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The week that was

* Report back on the Kouga-Baviaans Tour

* Ashton Bridge

* Storm damage to the Gamkaskloof road

* Winter tours in the planning

* Tulbagh Earthquake

* Pass of the Week

* Tailpiece


Kouga-Baviaans 2021 Tour (Overview)

The Kouga-Baviaans Tour was a marvellous success. We described the route in some detail in last week's newsletter, but some of the 'after the fact' highlights are worth mentioning.

Our convoy was made up of the following vehicles. Not one vehicle had any mechanical problems.

Suzuki Jimny 130 x 1 (2 punctures) 
Suzuki Jimny 150 x 1
Suzuki Grand Vitara x 1 (1 puncture)
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 series x 2
Toyota Land Cruiser 105 series x 1
Toyota Prado x 1
Toyota Fortuner x 1
Toyota Hilux D/Cab x 1
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport x 1
Land Rover Discovery x 1
Ford Ranger Raptor x 1
Nissan Navara x 1

Day 1 involved a circular loop with an out and back 4x4 section thrown in for good measure. The weather was magnificent as we pulled up at Nico Ferreira's farmstead, where we were made to feel very welcome. Nico has advanced Parkinson's and is busy selling portions of the farm to make ends meet. His farm Kleinrivier uses the name Kouga Wilderness to attract visitors. There are cottages, camping facilities, a wedding venue, hiking trails and 4x4 routes on offer.

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