Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Karoo - Day3 Leg4 - Orange river

We soon reached the border of the Karoo (Northern Cape) and the Orange Free State province. the vegetation had now noticeably changed to being slightly more thorny and bushy, but that probably had to do with the fact that it was a fertile valley next to the river. After that it got a little dry and sparse again.

We stopped on the bridge to chill out and look at the large river and the Meccano type bridge. Even though it was a single lane bridge, there were a few places to park out of the way, as large trucks came over from time to time and shook the whole bridge.

This is the daily blog from A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

The Orange River bridge in the distance - the border between the Northern Cape and the Free State

We reach a new more African thorny vegetation of the bushveld

An Orange tree?

Single lane bridge on the old road

Nice structure

Orange river looking west, gets quite large when it floods - see the sheep or goats below to the left?

Looking directly down below

Looking towards to the East

Adventure bikes on the bridge

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