Monday, 02 April 2012

Karoo - Day4 Leg5 - Middelburg pub stop

There had been about 6 hours of tar now since we left the city and except for the one stop in Colesburg for lunch, we had not stopped much before now. We saw the Keg & Springbok pub and it was unanimous, pull over for a beer! As usual we still had some way to go before we reached the destination and not a lot of daylight left, but we figured a quick beer would be Ok.

Once inside we started chatting to two guys who work on the roads and they warned us of many stop and go's on the tar coming up. They also recommended that we take the back route out of Middelburg on the dirt because it was an awesome ride and would go through game farms, etc. So we re-routed our Garmins and set off. Not far down the road the beer called for a stop. It was great to be back on the dirt roads again after all the tar and traffic till now.

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.

Parked up outside the Keg & Springbok for a quick beer
Inside the pub - photo a bit blurred
Getting ready to leave again
Back on the dirt roads again
Contrast of green willow trees in a dry surrounding area
Stopped for a beer p break
Back on the dirt trail again, so much better than tar and traffic
Leaving the green trees - now greener after our stop

Off on a game ride towards Nieu Bethesda

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