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    So my fellow PW'ers this is my first road trip posting inspired no doubt by some of the best road trip posters here


    The pics are a combination of two trips over the last two weekend's that I took as I was taking a couple of friends from another city to show them around and pics are a combination of "spottings" and some sights to give you a bit of flavour of this beautiful and varied country that I live in


    For a change I wasnt driving, the advantages of renditioning a friend for that role


    First trip was to Maropeng and the Botanical gardens.


    Second trip was to a nearby dam and some scenic spots along the way.


    Along the way spotted a variety of cars and bikes, all documented for your viewing pleasure
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    On the road, our ride is an Opel Corsa hatchback, 1.4L with minor ricer mods thats the price I'd had to pay to get a free ride !





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    Traffic this side of the road is still light, being Sunday morning and people still recovering from the night before





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    Getting close to the highway......


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    Following a Beemer to the onramp........





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    Finally on the highway. This is called the N1 highway and it goes all the way down to Cape Town some 1400+ Kms away from here. The highway (and most other highways and roads) is going through some major upgrades so for now there is a lot of chaos on working days but by next year, once its upgraded, it'll be nice to use it





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    Taking a short cut by using a regional highway, a bit more traffic at times but less distance to travel





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    These VW Golf's have been made locally for thousands of years and there are like zillions of them on the road and its still in production in various models as an entry level car.


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    In the background you can see the Magilies mountain range, more on those mountains in the next trip





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    Gudda Gud

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    Getting on to the next highway and then the regional road, very little traffic...........





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    Nice empty roads and didnt get much traffic until we were nearly at our destination..........





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    Cant resist taking pics of bikes





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    Turning in to our destination...........





    Maropeng is known as the cradle of humankind, if you are keen to know more check out this link


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind



    Its a world heritage site and it was here that the oldest huminid fossils dating back some 2.3 million years were found. The total area of this site is 474 square km's.





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    Driving into the main complex......





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    Ducati saab,nice trip so far,looks like an ideal terrain for off roading too,waiting for more pictures.
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    Parked the car, the parking lot was almost empty as we were very early


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    A short walk to the visitor's area





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    And on to a courtyard where there were some shops and eating places, this is where we also bought our tickets





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    Having collected out tickets we made out way to the main complex but were not too reassured by this sign !





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    The main complex





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    Hopefully the microlight was keeping tabs on the snakes !





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    On the way we spotted Mrs Ples, or what is still left of her





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    The main enterance......





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    A short history of the West's first visits to Southern Africa.....





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    Another exhibit......





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    A fountain on the basement level that also supplies water for the boat ride.....





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    So whats the boat ride about ? to get to the main exhibit area you have a take a short boat ride which goes through a pitch dark tunnel and along the way you go through various time zones signifying the various ages of the planet earth including the ice age and the age of volcanoes. The was dark, very dark, and other then the lights from the exhibits you couldnt see anything else. Oh yeah did I mention there were also sprays of water (rain?) falling and making it difficult for someone (me) who is not too fond of flash photography to take pics, I did try but the results aint anything to write home about but I am posting them anyways


    Walking to the tunnel for our boat ride......


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    The only pic I took during this entire trip using the flash just so you could see the enterence of the tunnel





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