Aar to Beaufort West
On Monday morning we set off the our little Karoo tour. From
De Aar we took the De Aar/Richmond gravel road. At the T junction
with the Marriman road we found this antique road sign which are
still marked in Miles.
On this road we saw a lot of antelope. Springbok, white springbok,
zebras, dassies, a humongous black mamba. The white Springbok
was a little bit too far for me to photograph so I had to crop
the photograph afterwards.
Before you reach the N1 again there is another Gravel road to
your right which leads to Victoria West. There are no name boards
on these roads, they only have a numbering system. If you come
from the N1 towards De Aar it will be the first gravel road to
We followed this road until we reached Victoria West. The road
was in a very good condition. On the Victoria West side there
is no way that you will find this gravel road unless you know
it. There is no road sign indicating it from the Victoria West
/ Britstown road. If you come from Britstown you will turn left
just after the river and the sanctuary. Drive through the neighborhood
until you find a gravel road.
It was a public holiday and Victoria West was quiet. Some children
played rugby in the street was about the only people you heard.
We stopped at a little antique shop to look around an saw that
there are still some great bargains to be bought on these little
We took the tar road to Loxton. About 5 km out of Victoria West
we turned left onto a gravel road towards Beaufort west. This
is a lovely road. The landscapes are beautiful. The first part
of the road was very good. We reach a T junction and turned right
towards Beaufort West, this part of the road was not so good,
but you can still travel at about 90km/h safely.