Journals

Fifth Journey (MS 107/4)

1st February 1786


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[1st February 1786]
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vertrokken met den dag al o t z. op dog na twe uren tot aan Ganna cloof hoogte waar over en door met grote drayen in vier uur van nortier daar na gelyke weg tussen pompoene craal en deni douws of Winterhoek bergen door.
al ruggig caro veld en quamen na 8 uur sterk ossewagen ryden aan de verlaten plaats deni douw, pad over dese bergen na baviaans cloof

1 donker deinsig o z o frisse wind.

passeerden de verlaten plaats van Eerecroon in Ganna cloof
sagen kwaggas coedoes en struisen kwetsten een coedoe

ook by de plaats Camdeboos hoenders zynde poelepintaden.

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[1st February 1786]
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We departed at dawn, still east by south, yet came in two hours to Gannaskloofhoogte which we crossed over and through with large bend in four hours from Nortjé.
Thereafter a level road between Pompoene Craal and the Denidouws or Winterhoekbergen. Everywhere Karoo country beset with ridges.And after eight hours’ hard riding with the ox-wagon we came to the abandoned farm Denidouw. The road over these mountains goes to Baviaans Kloof.

1 Dark, hazy.
Brisk east-south-east wind.

Passed the abandoned farm of Eerecroon’s in Gannakloof. We saw kwaggas, kudu and ostriches. Wounded a kudu.

There were also Camdeboo fowls (which are guinea fowl) at the farm.