Day 2: Yzerfontein to Lamberstbaai

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13 February 2017

Day 2: Yzerfontein to Lamberstbaai

Distance: 216km (Cumulative: 477km)
Moving time: 2:51
Average speed: 76km/h

Accommodation: Camping
Malkoppan - R75 p.p

Clean ablutions, right across from Muisbosskerm

We woke up at 08:00 clock with the sound of waves not too far away. We ate some of the left-over buns of yesterday’s picnic with some peanut butter and syrup. Over coffee we talked for a long time and only left at Yzerfonteint at 10:00.

Yesterday we realized fot the first time that two of the canopy’s locks are broken. Lucikily one of the few places who sell the exact same locks have a branch in Langebaan – 4x4Direct. We thus made a detour to Langebaan to buy new locks, draw money and fill up on Diesel.

From there we went to Velddrif where Hugo grew up. We did the obligatory drive through Bokkomlaan and bought some Bokkoms. Hugo showed the others his childhood home before going to Laaiplek for lunch at the Harbour. Die Visvlekhuis never fails to impress.  Even the ribs that the Swiss ordered (from a fish and chips cafe!) was good.

Bokkoms drying in the sun in Bokkomlaan, Velddrif

Our next stop was Lambertsbaai. At the T-juntion after Elandsbaai we got to a sign that said ‘Road Closed’. We decided that the MonkeyMobile doesn’t need a road, we reached Lambertsbaai without encountering any further signs and barely any construction workers. Thankfully we didn’t take the long way around for nothing.

In Lambertsbaai we visited the Bird Island (R40 p.p, free with Wild Card) before heading 4km back to Malkoppan where we decided to camp for the night (R75 p.p).

Cape Gannets at Bird Island in Lambert’s Bay

Since it was still quite early Hugo went back to Lambertsbaai to catch up on some work while the rest had to face the cold Lambertsbaai wind with all their warm clothes in the car with Hugo.

The Swiss decided it is their turn to make dinner. They braai’ed Boerewors (from Namibia); made sweet potatoes and butternut on the fire; and Spaghetti with a white sauce (consisting of only milk and beef stock).  We ate like Kings.

Finally, at 22:00 we climbed into our roof top tent and watched the full moon rise over the horizon.


2019-07-29T10:51:24+02:00 February 11th, 2017|Categories: Africa, South Africa, Trip Report|

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