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Johan Horak
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Off The Beaten Track Route Planning And Navigation Tools – 3000 Km

Avoiding National Roads and tar where we can.

It will be two dogs and and two people fetching another small dog in Zastron with our VW Syncro. We’ll travel from Simonstown.

And the boring N1 route is just more than 1043 km. Google says it will take us 11 hours.

But we will do 9 days off mountain passes and visit small towns along the way.

This post is about all the tools we used to plan our off road trip and the itinerary for the nine days. 

In hindsight I would have loved to use +Sygic and how to use it well when you plan not the shortest route but rather the most challenging or scenic route. You can read about it and give me advice.

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A blog with photos about Elmarie and Johan's life with three dogs in Simonstown Cape Town and our off the beaten track off road travels in our T3 Syncro Kombi
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By ignoring our darkness our arrogance will not allow us to ask for help. 
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Early morning colourful neighbour greeting me.

A little worm resting close to our house in Simonstown 
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Amazing. +Gideon Rosenblatt Open the gate at our home and here it sat. Blowing up it's colourful coat as I got closer.

Caterpillar. Thanks +Joan Laine. Always great to meet up. Have fun
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Great idea by Cape Town entrepreneur whoes story was picked up by CNN.

Escape to the Cape, and share your photos while you drive
A Cape Town start-up offers city tours in Wi-Fi equipped vehicles, so tourists can share photos as soon as they take them.
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Interesting. Cape Town Encompassed
Another early morning wake-up call and a busy day ahead: we start with a vigorous hike up the Table Mountain. But where is Table Mountain? For having seen it so many times from afar and even yester...
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When Last Where You Scammed?

I am selling a 300D Cannon on +Gumtree South Africa 

Today I got an email from a scammer wanting to buy my camera.

He suggested I use FastPay. Odd. I suggested +PayPal 

He asked that I send him a payment request. A couple of mins later I got an email saying that the full amount was paid. Official Paypal.

Something was worrying me. But I could not figure out what. The real Paypal site indicated that requested money will not be released until the goods are shipped. That worried me. Even if this guy was legit he could turn around....

I thought why not search Google for his name but skuki vander or
skukiraw@gmail.com does not exist. Odd.

Then I had a closer look at the email from PayPal
Have a look at the attached image for more details. 

If you do a Google search for the From: Email address trackingrelease@in.com http://goo.gl/BQZGQZ you get others talking about this guy.

Today the scammer and I at square one. I have my camera. He has nothing. And he had nothing.

Ha ha hie hie ;-)
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Craigslist in the USA is the same story. It's so 'normal' that most of us use 'throw-away email addresses.'
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Die Krag Lê In Ons Koeke. In Barrydale is die rooi kombuis met die onderskrif. Slim. Dit mag dalk Minister Hendrik Schoeman se woorde wees. Lees
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Have you seen these colourful worms walking - crawling all over our gardens and roads? 
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I actually saw a similar one the other day, furry little guy.
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+Danie van der Merwe and daughter took a ride around Cape Point. Just the kind of route I'll take. But I sold my bike. :-(

https://plus.google.com/112580063909169692065/posts/RgdTTaVXvN3
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Hi Google+ friends. Hope you have a great sunrise and also going to the beach this morning.

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Hppy sunday
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Another view on Cape Town: Indian Influences in Cape Town
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Traditional things to do in Cape Town, South Africa. Holiday Destination

http://blog.addatoday.com/2012/09/cape-town-south-africa-holiday.html
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Cape Town Holiday Accommodation Advisor
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  • CapeHolidays.info
    Owner, present
    Assisting home owners and clients find great accommodation in and around Cape Town
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Simonstown
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Pretoria - Middelburg - Meyerton - Johannesburg - Pietermaritzburg - Nelspruit - Cape Town
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| Cape Town Holiday Accommodation | Simon's Town | South Africa | ACIM | Fun |
Introduction
My focus changed from selling social media to using the internet to market excellent short term rental accommodation in and around Cape Town. I like Google+ a lot. I run the marketing for our business and have a Google+ Page here, called Cape Holidays. And a Cape Town Community page that you are invited to come and join. 

I believe in generosity. The more I share it the more I get back. It's free to give. I am not at a lost for giving it to you....

I am not guilty. You are not guilty. Please don't expect me to support any guilt ridden cause. This is a joke. Forgive it and move on.

I don't expect you to understand some of my posts. I don't understand anything. It's a joke. But as Einstein said; This is an illusion but a very persistent one.

BTW: The rose is yours. I got it for free. The more I give it away the more roses I have to give.

It's all about giving and not expecting. Anything! 

If you want to smile read my embarrassing life story when I wanted to kiss a girl. This was my first social media strategy lesson in South Africa

I have recently changed my focus from sharing Google+ ideas to being Cape Town centric.

  1. I maintain and grow our Cape Town Holiday Accommodation business.  
  2. I blog about Cape Town.
  3. I maintain a site on Cape Town events.
  4. I have started a Cape Town Holiday service directory for business people who assist holiday makers. And you are invited to list your business for free.
  5. Also please join the Google+ Cape Town community page

I publish most post publicly but some may be outside of the comfort zone of most.

Contact: 

Via Email  
Tel: 027 21 786 4028.
 

I think I live in Simon's Town, a historical naval village close to Cape Town, South Africa. 

  • The Google+ Effect on business is impressive and I am honoured to be part of it.
  • I like any gadget and cannot keep my hands away from android and mac apps.
  • Every morning I walk my dog to the Simon's Town beach near Cape Town.
  • I am dyslectic and appreciated it when you tell me that I used How in stead of Who. Or exited instead of excited. And I a don't feel sorry for myself.
  • I take a few photos with my mobile. I just love the limitations of cell phonography. 
  • My ideas are odd to many. 
Bragging rights
I am rather happy than right
Education
  • University of South Africa
    BSc Maths & Stats
  • Technikon Pretoria
    Metallurgy
  • University of Johannesburg
    Post Grad Industrial Eng
  • Middelburg Technical High
    School
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Very nice holiday setting on beach. Owner friendly. Staf slow. Food good. Fried calamari recommended. Pricy food.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I had my Mercedes in for maintenance and services at various places. Eventually someone recommended Motospot. We were expecting bad news. Apparently the 230 we have gives timing belt problems and when a gear flips - whatever that means - then it may be R20 000 or more. We got the car back fixed at less than R7000. This was great news but the real deal was the people. Dave the owner is friendly. Friendly like in really friendly - in a caring way. Every member of staff greets you and enquire about you. It was such a pleasure getting my Mercedes fixed through them. The other day we noticed an oil leak and some noise when we travelled along bumpy roads. I phoned to book the car in. And they remembered me. That's great. I thought the oil leak may be due to the previous work but I left it there. They had the car in fixed the noise and gave me the price. Then they explained the oil leak. And said they fixed it at their own cost. Never did I challenge them. Never did I ask them. Motospot just fixed it. Motospot is the kind of business I want to deal with. The intentions of the owner Dave is shining through. If you have a Mercedes and you are anywhere in Cape Town - a 150 km away from Motospot take there. You'll not be surprised by hidden cost. I like business people I can trust.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Lovely place. Great wine. Great food. I love their baby chicken. But you have arrange it. If not you may get there and they are all eaten by people like me. My wife loves their Prego Steak. My sister thinks their calamari is the best.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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They have a winter special there for R69. A 300 gram rump steak with two veggies, chips and a choice of sauces. Great value for money when you compare this special to their lovely burger going for R59. Great view as well.
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reviewed 2 years ago