Marakalalo Camp

Staying at the Marakalalo Private Bush Camp in Botswana on the banks of the Limpopo river.

HME 0791

Vanderkloof Dam

The Vanderkloof Dam is the second-largest dam in South Africa with a surface area  of 133 000 square kilometres and also boasting with the highest dam wall in the country at 108 metres and a length of 756 m. The power station is operated by Eskom with two turbines with a capacity of 240 MW, generating 932 GWh annually. Construction of the dam began in 1973 and it was opened in 1977. The dam is fed by the Orange River of which we had the privilage of camping next to last night. 

HME 0734

On the weigh bridge

We all wondered what the motorbikes and all the equipment would weigh, so we stoped at the Van der Kloof weigh bridge. The motorbikes all turned out to be around 370kg but extra fuel and water for the long distances still need to be added at a later stage.

HME 0706

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