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|| Distance (Km)
|| Karima Mulilo
|| Felt like the gentlest of climbs all the way from the border. Ok tarmac.
|| Flat and gentle climb. Ok tarmac
|| Flat with some very gentle ondulations. Beautiful ride through the national park. Nothing but park but a couple of villages have water pumps. I filled at – 17.8473 coma 22.985264
|| The same road continues
|| Mohembo border control
|| I got a lift through the game park. Not sure whether it's possible to cycle through the park. The road surface through the park is gravel and corrugated.
|From the South African Border
|| Good road. Fairly flat and very quiet. Nothing between the two locations
|| Ai Ais
|| You soon join a gravel road on good condition when I was there. Not a lot of traffic so if you need to top up with water ask sooner rather than later. A fair amount of climbing. The last 10km o the campsite are all downhill.
|| Gravel road with some sandy patches when I was there. The climbing continues but the gradients are gentle. The road becomes more corrugated as you get closer to Hobas
|| Canon Yard Farm
|| More gravel road of varying quality and corrugations. More traffic so easier to get water.
|Canyon Farm Yard
|| Great Gravel Road but stay on the C12. Then tar once you join the B4
|| Alte Kalkoefen Lodge
|| New tar road – no shoulder – gentle climbing
|Alte Kalkoefen Lodge
|| Tar all the way. Fairly flat
|| Nr Helmeringhausen
|| The tar road stops couple of Km outside of Bethania. The gravel road was good. Strong head wind.
|| Barby Farm
|| Good gravel to Helmeringhausen – very sandy until the junction with the C27 then good gravel getting worse at times. Climbing all day gently and first getting more steep towards the end. Strong head and cross wind
|| wonderful mountain scenery. 20km down on good gravel road. 20km up un good gravel road. 24 km before Beta Road in bad condition for 14 km – sand and corrugations. Then it improves. I had strong head and cross wind until 10 km before Beta
|| Terrible road with soft sand and gravel. I got offered a lift which I gratefully accepted. The road continues to be really bad until Sesriem. The landscape is amazing
|| Nr Agama River Camp
|| Terrible road-deep corrugations and sad and grave mix. After 25 Km I was physically unable to continue and a family offered me a lift which I accepted
|Nr Agama River Camp
|| The road continues to be really bad but improved in the last few km.
|| Gaub Pass
|| Better than previous days
|| Bad corrugations. Constant undulations
|| 69 km from Walvisbaai
|| Sandy and corrugations -mainly down – gets better around 80km from Walvisbaai when it becomes a salt road
|69 km from Walvisbaai
|| The road gets better and better
|| Tar road but very narrow and the cars/lorries don't give you much room. Be careful
|| Good flat tarred road all the way
|| 56 km from Uis
|| Good gravel road to begin with. Towards the end quite corrugated. Climbing all the time but so gentle you hardly notice it
|56 km from Uis
|| Corrugations and head wind but you may be lucky if the graters have just been
|| Bad corrugations.
|| Madisa Camp
|| Bad corrugations except in a section where the graters had been
|| Aabadi Mountain Camp
|| I was luck the graters had done a section of the road otherwise corrugations
|Aabadi Mountain Camp
|| Camp Xaragu
|| No graters today which meant corrugations
|| A much better gravel road. A fair amount of climbing
|| Still a decent gravel road. Climbing to Spaarwater then down to Palmwag
|| Extremely strong wind so got a lift after 10 km
|| Got a lift but LOTS of climbing and hardly any traffic with not many dwellings
|| TARRED ROAD!!
|| Good road. Flat and not a lot of traffic. Wind. Starts around 9.30 in my case head and cross wind
|| Good road. Flat. More traffic than in previous days. Wind. Starts around 9.30.in my case head and cross wind
|| Only a bit of Gravel on the D3671. Otherwise great tarred road
|| Total days
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