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G Club 2018 Kaokoveld

NJVermaak

G-Wagen Club SA
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#41
Van Zyls Pass - Marienfluss, Camp Syncro

We were up early the next morning, ready to do the last bit of Van Zyls.

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For the first time I walked down to see this LC lying on its side half way down Van Zyls pass. It's a sad sight to see a vehicle like that. The worst part was how the vehicle was cleaned for parts, roof racks and other parts were scattered all over, hidden in the long grass and between rocks to be salvaged later. The seats were gone, U bolts that held the axle to the chassis were lying in the road, the head of the engine was gone...

We proceeded to lift the cruiser from its wheels to its roof, we're a strong bunch it seems.

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We cleaned Van Zyls pass and proceeded to clear the tracks of parts and started to go down.With Theo, Pierre and Leonard playing guide we all made it down in an average of 3minutes per vehicle, with Antony winning the title as the fastest down Van Zyls in 2minutes, without a running engine. It is quite daunting doing an obstacle like this with a car on its roof next to you.....

Within 45minutes all 9 vehicles were down safely and proceeded to decent into the wonderful Marienfluss.

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The Marienfluss, well - I'm not a writer and don't really know how to put this area into words, you'll just have to go see it for yourself. Photos don't do it justice either.

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What was sad to see in the Marienfluss was the amount of new tracks being made by tourists, you can see some of the tracks are old and others quite new, I don't think most people realise that their inconsiderate behaviour will damage the veld for longer than what they can imagine.

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We stopped for lunch on the way and enjoyed some well deserved beers and something to eat before heading off to Camp Syncro. Camp Syncro was still suffering some damage from the floods but was able to accommodate us for the night, the showers were warm and it was another good afternoon next to the Kunene River.
 

NJVermaak

G-Wagen Club SA
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#44
Camp Syncro - Nadas River

After packing up and coffee we left Camp Syncro for the Nadas River. We proceeded to follow a track further North until we reached the Kunene once more. This would be last time we would see the Kunene.

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We proceed back to the Marienfluss and drove the other road South on the Western side.

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We proceeded South via Red Drum, west to Blue drum and then South to the Nadas River,some went further West to Orange Drum.

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A contact of Riaan pointed out a wonderful campsite in the Nadas River, complete with our own Spotted Eagle Owl watching us pitch camp. Another successful bush camp was had under the Namibian sky.

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yster

G-Wagen Club SA
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KEMPTON PARK
#49
Van Zyls Pass - Marienfluss, Camp Syncro

We were up early the next morning, ready to do the last bit of Van Zyls.

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For the first time I walked down to see this LC lying on its side half way down Van Zyls pass. It's a sad sight to see a vehicle like that. The worst part was how the vehicle was cleaned for parts, roof racks and other parts were scattered all over, hidden in the long grass and between rocks to be salvaged later. The seats were gone, U bolts that held the axle to the chassis were lying in the road, the head of the engine was gone...

We proceeded to lift the cruiser from its wheels to its roof, we're a strong bunch it seems.

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We cleaned Van Zyls pass and proceeded to clear the tracks of parts and started to go down.With Theo, Pierre and Leonard playing guide we all made it down in an average of 3minutes per vehicle, with Antony winning the title as the fastest down Van Zyls in 2minutes, without a running engine. It is quite daunting doing an obstacle like this with a car on its roof next to you.....

Within 45minutes all 9 vehicles were down safely and proceeded to decent into the wonderful Marienfluss.

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The Marienfluss, well - I'm not a writer and don't really know how to put this area into words, you'll just have to go see it for yourself. Photos don't do it justice either.

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What was sad to see in the Marienfluss was the amount of new tracks being made by tourists, you can see some of the tracks are old and others quite new, I don't think most people realise that their inconsiderate behaviour will damage the veld for longer than what they can imagine.

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We stopped for lunch on the way and enjoyed some well deserved beers and something to eat before heading off to Camp Syncro. Camp Syncro was still suffering some damage from the floods but was able to accommodate us for the night, the showers were warm and it was another good afternoon next to the Kunene River.




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