Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Karoo - Day4 Leg2 - Philippolis

We were glad we had taken the turn off the main boring N1 onto the back roads. It immediately got rid of all the traffic and endless roadworks. Ok so instead we got more potholes, but on an adventure bike that's not really too much of a problem. We saw two or three small towns, and unfortunately stopped in the wrong one for coffee (Trompsburg). We should have stopped in the next town called Philippolis, as it looked quaint and well kept. We both made a mental note of returning to Philippolis to get to know it better.  Then we headed onto Colesburg which joined the N1 again.

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.

Centre of the village of Philippolis
Anthill city on the way there
We stopped to look at the burned veld
The road was also rather potholed and we had to keep a good look out
Burned veld on the way - note the anthills - normally not seen in the tall grass.
Little place we stopped for a coffee in in a small town called Trompsburg
Then we got to Philippolis where Laurens van der Post lived a famous SA author and political figure
Pretty large church in such a small village

High street Philipolis - we really needed more time to stop and take this in but time was ticking away
Wonderful old buildings
Back on the back road again toward Colesburg...

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