Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Hash 2nd Jan, 4:30pm


Next week's hash will be on the 2nd of January (monday) at 4:30pm at Jock's House in Mmopane.
Directions:
Take the Molepolole Rd. out of Gaborone toward Bokamoso Hospital.
At the traffic lights after Bokamoso Hospital, take a right.
Then 1st left
Go about 200m and turn right at the tuck shop +/- 150m (First K3H sign)
then Right at T-junction - go 60m
right after 1st house & you're there.

Not a huge hash but there will be a bring & braai after. Bring your chairs.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Hash 1539: Christmas Eve Hash

Directions:
 
Meet at Chris Toye's house, Plot 681 Crocodile Pools at 4.30pm Saturday 24December
Directions from Game City:
Follow the Lobatse rd past Mokolodi and Lion Park, take the first turning to the left after Lion Park at Gaborone Stables. You are now on gravel. Take first right into Mogorosi Way, first left into Mogagapi Hill Drive, first right into Tshipa Way and finally first left into Tshipa Close. On the left you will find a low red metal gate into plot 681. Please sound your horn [intercom recently blown by lightning].
 
This is a bush run to be followed by a braii.  Enjoy Christmas Eve in the bush.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Hash 1538: Sunday, 18th Dec. 5:30 PEEEE EMMMM!!



This week's hash will be a SUNDAY SUMMER EVENING run (5:30pm) from Emily's house.  Directions are as follows:

Location - Plot 3289 in Extension 12.
 
Directions:
From Princess Marina Hospital, drive south on South Ring Road ~0.5km, then turn left on Jawara Rd (if you hit the filling station, you've gone too far). After turning onto Jawara, take an immediate right. Follow this road (ZK Rd) as it curves to the left. Continue until you see a rectangular white sign that says, "Tshwaragano House", and turn right at the sign. My gate is the third on the left (black gate with white fence). Call if you get lost 75149781.
 
From Riverwalk, drive on Kaunda Rd in the direction of Main Mall. Turn right onto South Ring Rd at South Ring Mall (Pick-N-Pay, Braai Place, etc). After the filling station on your right and a sign saying Nature Care, turn right onto Jawara rd. See above.

No braai this week, just social drinking for on-afters.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Xmas hash and meal


It's that Jingle Bells time again and KH3 are having a party!
 
Date     December 10th
Place     Bull and Bush
Time--     TBC       probably starting at 4 00pm   [6 30 for 7 00 at the Bull and Bush with the hash and beer stop arranged before that]
Cost     P150 per adult         P100 for under 10s who want a meal
 
So get out the xmas gear--red and green, stars, tinsel, reindeer with red noses etc!
 
[If you would like to sit on Santa's knee and get a gift, please wrap one in Xmas paper, label it male/female and bring it on the night. If your child would like one, bring it along with a name tag on]
 
Names and numbers please either on the list at the next hash or e-mail with payment at the next hash or before the Xmas run
 
See you there!
 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Hash 1533: Sunday 13th Nov. 4:30pm - Gabs North

Just to keep you guessing, Hashers....
Rock Dassie will be hosting this week's hash on Sunday the 13th, NOT at 10am, NOT at 5pm, but at FOUR-THIRTY PEE-EMM!!  (16h30)... from his scenic abode in Gaborone North.
 
We will meet in the communal area of the Ameya Estate (Plot 67989), where there will also be a bring & braai afterward. Directions are:
 
Take the A1 Francistown road north from Gabs,
2 km from Phakalane traffic lights, turn left at the 4th turning  (there will be a K3H sign)
 
Continue 700 m & turn at 1st right at green roofs (K3H sign)
Then a Right turn (sign)
and right again into the estate
 
Bring all your stuff for the Bring and braai, and there are change rooms, swimming pool, plenty of seating and parking.  Phone 72704473
 
Remember: Start 16h30!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hash 1532: Sunday, 6 November @ FIVE PEE-EM!!!!


Hear Ye, Hear Ye:
This sunday's hash will be at Andy's place in the Village, (Plot 4988 Extension 15 Village (very near to Riverwalk) and unlike most Sunday hashes it will be held at 5 PM!!!!  So, don't show up at 10am, he will NOT be providing breakfast to Hashers who don't follow instructions!!
 
There will be a bring & Braai to follow. In addition to the usual stuff ( your food drinks tables and chairs ... )
You can also bring your swimsuits for those who want to enjoy the pool. If you have small kids, note that the pool is not fenced.

Directions from circle where tlowkeng road starts :
1) Head to riverwalk from city center on tlokweng road
2) Once you pass Naledi Motors (naledi motors is on your left and riveralk mall on your right with honmecorp) turn 1st left on Oodi
3) Then turn 2nd right street called Boteti ( there will be a sign)
4) Then 1st left called Dithlejwane (there will be a sign )
5) Plot 4988 is the 1st plot on Dithlejwane road just before Tiny tots kindergarten
 
Don't forget.... I said 5PM!!!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

HALLOWEEN HASH (No. 1531): Monday 31 Oct, 6pm

BOO!
 
Given the fact that A) It's Halloween, and B) we're all melting from the cruel & unusual heat this week, it was decided on Sunday that the next Hash (1531) will be an evening Hash on the 31st, which is Monday.  Brad & Angelina will be setting a VERY SPOOKY appropriate-length hash (based on the current time of sunset) that you are REQUIRED BY LAW TO RUN IN COSTUME.  It's Halloween, folks.  Go find a mask or something!
 
We will convene at 6pm (PROMPTLY!)  at Cafe Rio's beer garden, in Game City (rear entrance, near the Cinemas), which will be our return destination for dinner & beverages (purchased) afterward.
 
Don't know how to get to Game City?  (Seriously?)  Just in case:
 
Take the Western Bypass to it's southernmost point, at the junction of the Lobatse Road.
Turn right at the Roundabout by Kgale Spar/Barlow world and head south towards Lobatse. 
Turn right at the first (and only) robots, heading towards the Total filling station.
Turn right into the Game City shopping centre parking lot at the Total filling station.
Turn left and follow the outer road around the back of the mall, to the westernmost entrance (where shade structures are being erected and as of 4 weeks ago still had no shade cloth on them) and enter the shopping centre at the Edgars/Cinema entrance.  The Cafe Rio beer garden will be on your right as you go in the glass doors of the mall.  If you're inside the mall, it is next to Braai Place & the cinema, opposite Nandos, and diagonal from Edgars. 
 
The good folks at Cafe Rio have asked if they could please have an indication of numbers, so would those who intend to come on Monday please reply to this email with the number of people you will be bringing - even if you're not 100% sure, try to let me know before Friday so that I can at least give them a guess.
 
The menu for the restaurantis attached to this email.  They have also kindly asked if we can place our orders before we head out on our run, so if you think you might be just squeaking in at 6pm exactly, please have a look now and choose your meal (you can even email it to me) with your RSVP.
 
Happy Haunting!
 
p.s. COSTUMES!!! or prepare to drink extra special Witches Brew!!!!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Hash 1526: Notwane

Hashers Hello!
This week's hash (Sunday, 25th Sept. 10:00am) will be from Ian & Sue's (but meeting at the chickens) in scenic suburban Notwane.  Their instructions are as follows:
 
OK, here goes:
 
Meet at 10:00 am opposite Tswana Pride, Impala Drive, Notwane.
 
Directions:
 
- From Game City circle, take the N1 towards Lobatse for 10.7km, then turn left at the sign to Notwane.
- After 1km, turn right into Crocodile Way
- Turn immediately right again into Impala Drive.
- Follow Impala Drive for about 1.5km until you see the Tswana Pride complex on your left (mind the speed bumps on Impala Drive).
- Park OPPOSITE the factory.
 
Tswana Pride is a chicken abbatoir, so if you get lost in Notwane stick your head out the window and follow the smell.
 
There'll be a bring & braai afterwards at our place, which is a short drive from Tswana Pride. We have braai facilities; Hashers should bring chairs etc.
 
Directions to the bring & braai:
 
- Continue past Tswana Pride. The road soon turns to dirt.
- 0.7km after the dirt starts, turn left into Noko Close.
- Follow the road to the end (it's short) and take the track on the right signposted '29B'.
- There are two gates. Those who want their groins sniffed by a truly ugly dog may take the gate on the left, but we recommend the one on the right, which leads directly to the braai place. A pool is available for those who find hypothermia appealing.
 
On On.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hash No. 1525: Bull & Bush


Howdy Hashers,
 
Welcome back to all the Migrators who participated in this last week's (very awesome) Ostrich Migration in the scenic Waterberg mountains of RSA.  It was a real hoot, thanks to all who helped us put it together and who were able to lend us a hand with the logistics.  If you have any photos from the weekend that you would like to share, please feel free to forward them on to me (your photophile Grand Mattress) at this address so I can get them up on the website and/or our Facebook page.  There are some up on FB already, so have a look: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150288287788461.334338.187647118460&type=1#!/pages/kalahari-hash-house-harriers/187647118460.
 
This week's hash will be back "in town", at the Bull & Bush at 10:00am on Sunday the 18th of September.  There will be a bit of an On-After in the pub (no braai this week) post-run TO CELEBRATE LUCY'S FOURRRRRR HUNNNNDRETH HASH!!!  So stick around and make him buy you a beer or wash your car or something.
 
Directions are as follows:
Coming from the Western Bypass, turn east at the BTV roundabout, heading toward Nelson Mandela road, over the railway flyover, and turn left between the flyover and the Nelson Mandela intersection onto a gravel road that takes you right to the Bull N Bush's door. 
 
Coming from the Gabs Sun/University of Botswana or The Village, take Chuma Road north, to the Chuma/Nyerere Dr. Intersection (robots, flats) and turn left onto Julius Nyerere Dr.  Continue straight for just less than 2km until you get to the intersection with Nelson Mandela (robots) where you turn right onto Nelson Mandela. Once on Nelson Mandela, take your first left (dirt road) and follow it past the Police housing straight to the Bull N Bush. 
 
NB:  We'll have some new bodies joining this weekend, so be on the lookout for anyone looking lost or stray. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Hash No. 1523: THE Village - Sunday, 4 August

Next Sundays hash will take place "in town", and your Hares will be Anne-Francoise, along with Peggy and Jonathan. If any expert hash-setters are in the area, you may want to volunteer your services as this will be a first for all three of them!  Better bring your emergency flares and Bat-signal with you on sunday, anyway!
 
Location :
Plot 4988 Extension 15 Village (very near to Riverwalk)

It will be followed by a Bring and Braai
In addition to the usual stuff ( your food drinks tables and chairs ... ) You can also bring your swimsuits for those who want to enjoy the pool.
If you have small kids, note that the pool is not fenced.

Directions from circle where tlowkeng road starts :
1) Head to riverwalk from city center on tlokweng road
2) Once you pass Naledi Motors (naledi motors is on your left and riveralk mall on your right with honmecorp) turn 1st left on Oodi
3) Then turn 2nd right street called Boteti ( there will be a sign)
4) Then 1st left called Dithlejwane (there will be a sign )
5) Plot 4988 is the 1st plot on Dithlejwane road just before Tiny tots kindergarten
 
See you sunday!

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On-on

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Hash 1521: Matsieng Footprints run Sunday 21st August 2011


This week's hash is another creative brainchild of Rock Dassie, and will be taking us northwards to another local archaeological wonder of Botswana.  It's the Matsieng Footprints, and you're sure to come away not only fitter, but smarter.  HA!

Run will consist of;

Meet at 10h00 at site (refer directions)

Circle up after a short run/walk, in enclosure and then followed by a bring and braai (so, bring your stuff).

Hashers wanting to see the footprints can go in groups +- 8 people.

ANTICIPATED small contribution for everyone 'running' +- 5 pula per person irrespective, for staff

Please DO NOT wander to the foot prints without the guide as they anticipate just a nominal payment and give a short history on the footprints so is well worth it

Payment to the guide, suggested at +- 100 pula per group (10 -15 pula per person)

Should a guide approach you at the gate, advise them you are part of the group.

Directions:

Head out on the Francistown A1 road;

28 km from the Phakalane traffic lights and immediately after the double carriageway ends (goes into two way road) turn RIGHT at sign that says 'Matsieng Footprints'.

Through small gate (close after you) onto dirt road for +- 2 km to the site

Follow to K3H signs from start of dirt road (sandy but OK).

 

 --

On-on

Friday, 12 August 2011

Items for Sale

Hi

 

We have a couple of things for sale before we leave. Please pass on to anyone that you think might be interested.

 

  • Kenwood Juicer (barely used) – P250
  • HP Color Laserjet CP1215 – P800
  • Angel Baby monitor with Breathing mat – P200
  • Humidifier  - P100
  • Dell 15" flat screen monitor – P300
  • Dining table with 4 chairs – P1250 (photo on attached spreadsheet)

 

Thanks

Michelle

 

71619408 / 3910455

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Hash No. 1520: Kgale Siding

After a successful 2nd Annual Potjie cookoff last weekend, it's back to basics - by the way, make sure you congratulate The Ripper on her First Place "whatever you find in the fridge potjie" finisher - we were going to award the winner with all the leftovers to take home, but there were none!  It was all THAT GOOD!   So anyway, this week's hash (Sunday, the 14th at 10:00am) will be from sunny Kgale Siding, followed by a bring & braai.  Instructions are as follows:
 
Head South on Lobatse Rd from Game Circle. After a couple of kms, just after you see the BTC Satellite dishes on the left, take the turning left to Kgale Siding (a K3H sign will mark this turning). Follow the road past St Joseph's school, bear right over the railway line, then follow the road as it bends left and then straight on to the Kgale siding offices, where you can park. For those who know the No 1 Ladies Opera house; we are the double story house just beyond that.

The run will be through bush in the dam compound, so don't wear carpet slippers or flip flops.
 
See you sunday!

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On-on

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Hash No. 1519 - Gabane, Potjie Run!!


Hashers....
Winter is about to leave us in its tiny wake, so before it gets too hot for hearty home-cooked stew-like-stuff, we will have the 2nd Annual K3H Potjie Run at Brangelina's on Sunday the 7th, 10:00am as usual. In Gabane.  Same place as Hash No. 1517.  If you don't remember how to get there, check the blog: http://kalaharihhh.blogspot.com/2011/07/hash-no-1516-gabane.html.
 
It was a big hit last year, so let's keep the same format:
 
Par-cook your bestest, tastiest potjie the night before, and bring it along to sit amongst the roasty toasty coals under Jock's watchful eye while we are out for the run.
Those non-potjie-inclined types are more than welcome to feast with us for the on-after, just bring along a baguette/french loaf/hunk of bread to share, instead.  Don't forget your normal braai paraphenalia such as plates, utensils and chairs if you have them.
Upon sampling everybody's contribution, a credible judge will be selected to tell us who the King or Queen of the Hash Potjie is for 2011.  (Fair warning, the "credible judge" might be one of the Brangelina hounds. It will depend upon who is the most sober).
 
Last year we had a wide variety of potjielicious offerings including Mary Poppins & Cat Lady's strong chorizo & chick pea concoction, Brad's award-winning oxtail masterpiece, and others that were all so delicious that they run together in one's memory like a whirlpool of culinary extacy!  Here's to another round of stew-tastic On-Afters!
 
 
See you sunday!

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On-on



Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hash 1518: Phakalane

 
This week's Hash will be from Max & Camola's place in Phakalane.  10:00a.m. Sunday, the 31st of July.  There will be a bring & braai for the On-After, and so could you kindly bring your braaiing requirements and chairs if you have them.
 
Cross the railway line into Phakalane from the Francistown Road (A1).
Go straight across at the circle.
Take the second street to the right (on your left will be the Toddlers Academy).
Then take the first to the left (Xaboo) and continue to the end till the T junction (on your right at the corner there is a Chuch).
Turn left at this T-junction.
Then take the second (Pune) street to the right. The third house on left side, (white two story). Plot 32426.
 
See you sunday!

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On-on

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Hash No. 1517 - Gabane

This week's hash (Sunday, 24th July, 10:00am) will be from the scenic mountainside neighbourhood where everybody lives these days, in Gabane.  It will be followed by a bring & braai, so bring your food & chairs for the on-after.
Directions are as follows:
Take the Kanye Road west from Rainbow School roundabout on the Western Bypass, continue approximately 11km toward Kanye, through Mogoditshane, past the first (tarred) Gabane turnoff, and turn left at the large group of signs indicating Pelegano Art Village, Gabane Pottery, The Cattery, Thank You for Not Littering, something-or-other Barber, etc etc.  There will also be a Hash sign here, hopefully.
Take this dirt road appx. 300m and turn right, at the sign indicating "Ditlhareng - The Taylors".  We will meet just outside the security gate on the flat rock, as usual.
On-On!
Migration p.s. - don't forget to ask your friends and family and all the various other degenerates you hang out with, to join us for the annual Ostrich Migration run the weekend of 11 September - destination THE WATERBERG, Thabazimbi-ish area (click here for a peek).  It will be a lovely weekend away for those who participate, and we need numbers, so please let us know if you intend to join so we can put you on a team, and figure out costs, etc.  Camping will be available for those who are not interested in a chalet/hiker's cabin.  If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, you haven't been to enough hashes lately!!!!   See you Sunday!!!

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On-on

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Hash 1515: Quiz Run, Broadhurst!

This week's run will be from The Good Shepherd & Mrs. Bucket's residence in leafy Broadhurst.  It is the Shepherd's annual QUIZ RUN, and will be held at 1000h on Sunday the 10th of July, with a bring & braai to follow.
 
Directions to PLOT 7112 are as follows:
 
From Main Mall take Nelson Mandela Road north to Broadhurst.
Turn Right at the Brewery at the junction of Mandela and Broadhurst Road.
Take the first Left (tar road), and follow the hash signs to your second left turn and onto Plot 7112.
 
Don't forget to bring SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH, and your tables, chairs, and other braai stuff.
 
See you sunday!

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hash No. 1514 - Learning Centre - 3 July 1000h

This week's hash will be on sunday the 3rd of July at 10:00am at the Learning Centre in the general Mogoditshane/Block 6 area.  Set by everyone's favourite Friendly Ghost (& Haberdasher), Casper.
Instructions are as follows (assume this is coming from north/Phakalane direction????):
Head for Molapo Crossing - turn right (west) onto Molepolole road- cross first trafic lights, then first turn to the right, continue to a T junction, turn right, then first left- will see field on right and left- park your vehicle and join us at 10:00. Afterwards Bring + Braai at Casper's Gosthouse just close to fields.
Good luck!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Hash No. 1513 - HASHMAS


This week's Hash is HASHMAS and will be on SATURDAY the 25th of June, as you have been so kindly reminded 10,000 times by your esteemed Grand Mattress over the past months....
Those of you who have signed up and paid will be following the instructions as such:
 
Take the Molepolole Road west toward Bokamoso Hospital, through Mogoditshane. Once through Mogoditshane, at the robot just before you see the hospital, you will see a sign (on your left) saying "Camel Inn". If you get to Bokamoso Hospital, you have gone too far.
Turn RIGHT at this junction (as the "Camel Inn" sign indicates) and proceed along this tar road for a kilometre or so until you see the thatched roofing of the Camel Inn Lodge on your right. Turn right (on the cement-block-paving) into the lodge parking (overflow parking in front of the entrance gate/wall).  Hash signs will be in place.
 
DON'T FORGET TO DON YOUR BRIGHTEST RED FESTIVE HOLIDAY APPARELL!!!  THOSE APPEARING TO *NOT* BE DECKED OUT IN THEIR YULETIDE BEST WILL BE SEVERELY PUNISHED!  (or PUNCHED, depending on the demeanor of the R.A. on the day!!)
 
The run will commence at 3:30pm.   Those of you who have booked & paid for chalets are welcome to arrive a bit earlier to get your room assignments and settle in. 
After the run, the circle will be held, mulled wine will be drunk, and Hashmas dinner (again for those of you who have reserved and paid for your seat) will be served at 7pm.
Revelry will ensue thereafter, carols sung, beverages partaken of, and christmas cake devoured!
The liver run will be held Sunday morning at 8am, with breakfast to follow.
 
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT BOOKED AND PAID, you may still be able to join us for dinner and breakfast after the liver run on Sunday, if you let me know BEFORE SATURDAY, and pay up!   However the chalets are now sold out.  You can "pull a Casper" and park your camping vehicle in the parking lot if you wish! 
 
Once again, Dinner = P100 and breakfast = P50. 
 
A Merry Hashmas to all, and to all a good Hash!
Brad.
 
P.S.  Anyone attending on Saturday who has a decent sound system/stereo/speakers that they would be willing to bring along, please let me know!!  We are having "issues" in this department at present....

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On-on

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Run 1512: Sunday 19th June @ 10.00am - Gabs Game Reserve PLUS!

This week's hash will be on Sunday the 19th of June at 10:00a.m. in front of the Gaborone Game Reserve (Broadhurst).  The "PLUS" as advertised in the Subject of this email will be the annual On-After Game Reserve Picnic after the run.  Or as I like to call it, "Dining with Monkeys".

 

Directions to Game Reserve as follows (we will meet outside the front gate):

 

From Gaborone Sun/National Stadium/University of Botswana, etc:

Head north on Chuma Road (toward Broadhurst) and at the intersection of Nyerere/Segoditshane/Chuma roads where you see the "Maru Apartments", take a right onto Metsemasewa Road.

Continue on this road as it passes Maru-a-Pula school, bends to the left, and you wll see a "Gaborone Game Reserve" sign indicating that you must turn right, as well as (hopefully) K3H signs from here.

 

From the Western Bypass:

At the BTV Circle, head east "into town", on Seboni Road, over the railway line, and through the stop junction with Nelson Mandela Road where Seboni becomes Nyerere Drive.

Continue on Nyerere drive straight ahead approximately 3km, straight through the major stop junction with Chuma/Segoditshane and continue past Maru-a-Pula school as per the instructions above.

 

After the hash we will have a bring & braai/picnic inside the Game Park, so please bring your favourite picnic'ing cuisine, probably considering extra quantities because whether you like it or not, you will undoubtedly end up unintentionally sharing a portion or two with the notorious Vervet monkeys of the Gaborone Game Reserve.  The Cost of entering the Game reserve is Adults = P10 and children the age of 17 and below pay P5. If you are using your own vehicle there is an extra vehicle fee of P10, and we will share cars if there is room you can spare in yours.

 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Run 1511: 12 June @ 10.00 in Gabane

This week's hash (12 June, at 10:00am) will be from the scenic mountain top dwelling of Mary Poppins & The Cat Lady in Gabane.  A bring and braai will follow, so bring your stuff & perhaps your umbrella.... you know Mary Poppins will have his!

Directions are as follows:

 

From the Rainbow circle on the Western Bypass, turn West onto the Kanye Road and proceed straight through Mogoditshane.

Approximately 12km down the Kanye road from Rainbow Circle, just past where the high-voltage power lines cross the road, will be the 2nd Gabane turn on your left. 

It is an unpaved road and is marked by a variety of signs including "The Cattery", "Do Not Litter", "Thatched Houses for rent", "Gabane Pottery", "Pelegano Art Village", etc etc etc.  There should also be a hash sign but it might visually disappear amongst the forest of other signs, so watch out.

Turn left off of the tar and onto this dirt road and carry on for about 300m until you see a right-hand turn with a sign that says "Ditlhareng - The Taylors" (and also a hash sign). Turn right here and continue to the big flat rocks just in front of the security gate, and this is where we will meet.

 

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Run 1510: Sunday the 5th June, 10am

Sunday's hash will be at 10am and will be located in the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport "neighbourhood".

 

So says Andrew the Hare anyway, in fact, here are the specifics:

"AIRPORT ROAD, THIRD TURN ON YOUR RIGHT FROM THE TRAFFIC LIGHST. THERE WILL BE THE FIRST K3H SIGN THEN THE THIRD TURN LEFT THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SIGN THEN PROCEED STRAIGHT".

 

(Presumably this means you are meant to turn toward the airport from the Airport junction/robots on the Western bypass, and then follow the hash signs).

 

So there you go.  Give your braai tongs the weekend off, find something else to do after the run.  HA! just kidding, there will be hash drinks available as usual. But that's it.

 

See you Sunday the 5th of June at 10:00am then!

 

 

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Hash 1508: BY THE BIG TREE (Mogoditshane-ish). Sunday 22 May 10:00am

This Sunday’s hash will be a scenic run from the middle of nowhere (?) roughly west of Gabs, or as Jock puts it, "by the big tree, you know?".  10am as usual, on the 22nd.

 

A bring and braai will follow, but there will be literally nothing available from the start/finish point, so bring everything: chairs, skottel braais, tongs, plates, the whole 9 yards.

 

Directions from Gaborone:

 

·                From the BTV Circle on the Western Bypass, turn west in the direction of Mogoditshane/Mmopane/Kanye

·                Drive just less than 2km to the large intersection with robots at Pula Spar/BP filling station, which will be on your left.

·                Drive straight through the robot (stopping if it's red, of course) and take the first right you come to that is a TARRED ROAD (about 600m from the robot).

·                Continue approximately 2km on this tar road, passing a school, then a shop/bar, butcher, etc. along the way.

·                The tar will then end, and turn into a dirt road which bends around to the left (toward Mmopane, or the Airport for those of you geographically in the know)

·                Follow this left-leaning dirt road until you see the K3H sign directing you to the right and to "the tree".

 

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Run 1507: Sunday 15th May @ 10AM

This week's run will be held in Gaborone North, Plot 67989 Ameya Estate.

There will be a 'Bring and Undercover Braai' afterwards. Plenty seating

 Directions as follows:

  • 4th turning left (2km) past Phakalane turning.          KH3 sign
  • After 700 m turn right at green roofs on right.       KH3 sign
  • Right and right again into estate parking.
  • Use the name Derick Barratt, unit A003 at security for entry.

 

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hash No. 1506 - Sunday 8th May @10AM - Gaborone Cricket Club

Celebrate Mothers' Day with a lovely autumn hash from the Gaborone Cricket Club (near the UB Stadium and Gaborone Sun Hotel) to be followed by drinks & revelry alongside the Championship Finals of Cricket (...or some such ICC World Cricket League Division Seven playoffs thingie - we're not really sure, but we plan on finding out in person on Sunday!).  Food and drinks will be on sale at the event in the Cricket Club bar, after the run.

 

From anywhere in town, travel towards University of Botswana/Gaborone Sun/National Stadium, which are all along Chuma Road - the Cricket club is roughly between the National stadium/UB Stadium/back of the golf course. Hash Signs should be there to guide you from the Stadium area.

 

But, more specifically:

- If you are travelling North along Chuma Road from the UB Campus/Riverwalk side of town, take a right at the "Mosque roundabout" (the mosque on your left and the National Stadium on your right) as if heading to the National Stadium.

- Turn left immediately after the Stadium and follow the dirt road around past tennis courts and softball diamonds until you reach the Cricket Club. 

 

Should you require better instructions than that, there is a map located here:  http://wikimapia.org/917980/Gaborone-Cricket-Club.

 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Run 1504: Sunday 24th April: 10am

This week's run will be on Sunday 24th April at 10am. It will be held at Iketlo Lodge in Kumakwane and should be a good bush run (no pressure on our hares). Also a good opportunity to run off any indulgences brought by the Easter Bunny.

This is the same venue as Hashmas last June.

For those who weren't there last year:

Go down the Western Bypass (A1) towards Game City.
At the Rainbow School Circle turn right.
Drive past Gabane.
Iketlo Lodge is on your left approximately 20km from Rainbow Circle.


After the hash and the hash circle, drinks and lunch will be able for purchase from the bar at the Lodge.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Run 1503: Sunday 17th April @ 10.00am

This week's hash will be on Sunday the 17th of April at 10:00 in Mmopane, and will be followed by a bring & braai.

Your hares are Viagra and Jock. 

Take the Molepolole road out of town (from the Molapo Crossing/Grand Palm), and at the second robots AFTER the BDF camp, turn right (there should be a K3H sign, as well as a sign indicating the turn to Mmopane).

Drive toward Mmopane for 2 - 3 km, and you will see the bar "Kop J" (or something to that effect) along with yet another hash sign on this road.  It is in the first "shopping centre" you will see.
Bring your braai food and anything else.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Run 1502: Sunday 10th April @ 10am

This week's run is Sunday, 10th April, at 10am in Gabane and will be a good bush/village run with great scenery. It will be followed by a bring and braai.
  • Take the Kanye road from the Rainbow School circle on the Western Bypass [A10].
  • The road becomes single track once through Mogoditsane and reaches Gabane in 3-4km.
  • Ignore the main turning signposted Gabane off to the left and carry on for another 2.5km.
  • Where the hill ridge meets the main road turn left onto a dirt road. There is a cluster of signs here, including one for the Gabane Pottery and Pelegano Village. There will be a KH3 sign here.
  • Take the third turning on the right, 2-300m along the dirt road signposted Ditlhareng, The Taylors and KH3.
  • The start is about 50m up this turning, parking on the right in front of the gate.
The bring and braai will be about 200m up the hill through the gate where there is limited parkingr - veer right at the "fork", our driveway is the first bricks you encounter.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Run 1501: AGPU: Monday 4th April @ 18.00

Run 1501 will be our Annual General P**s Up!

The run will begin at 18.00 and will then be followed by the AGPU and a meal.
 
Directions to the Bowls club which is just next to the Gaborone Club in Village:
  • Drive down Mobutu Drive towards Tlokweng Circle (the Gab Sun hotel will be on your left).
  • Turn left into Jawara (you have to because of all the roadworks).
  • Follow Jawara and turn right into Shashe (this is just after the big Choppies store on your right).
  • Take the next left into Moselebe (this is just before Gym Active and the Young Chefs Academy).
  • Then left into Okwa at the T-junction and park.





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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Run 1499: SUNDAY 20th Mar: 10AM

This week's run will be Loose End's last run with us as he departs for other pastures (not necessarily greener) shortly therafter.

It will be held on Sunday 20th March at 10AM at the Motheo Apartments and will be followed by a bring and braai. Loose End will organise coals but please bring braai stands if you have them. And tables and chairs if you want to sit down. And then the normal braai paraphernalia.


Directions as follows, or check out the map below (and apparently when you get there, it is better to park in the little road just after Motheo Apartments):

  • Coming down Nelson Mandela from Broadhurst towards town, turn left into Independence Road (this is the first road after the traffic lights near to the Bull & Bush).
  • Continue along Independence through the traffic lights.
  • Take the first paved road left after these traffic lights. There is a sign Motheo Apartments.
  • Follow the road around and the apartments are on the right.
Or:

  • If coming past Princess Marina Hospital towards Main Mall, turn right into Independence and then third right into the street which has the Motheo sign.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Run 1498: Monday 14th March @ 18.00

Next week's run will be set by Brad and Angelina from Commerce Park and will start at 18.00 sharp as it is getting dark earlier, a small fact that went unnoticed by last week's hares.

Coming down the Western Bypass (A1) towards Game City, continue straight across at the Game City circle and take the 2nd entrance right into Commerce Park. Continue straight along this road almost to the end of it, where you will see a K3H sign directing you where to park.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Run 1497: Monday 7th: 18.00: State House Run

This week's 'State House' run will be a Monday Run and will commence at 18.00 sharp as it is starting to get darker.

It will start and finish at plot 96 on State House Drive.

Coming down Nelson Mandela, turn left in to Independence and then turn right in to State House Drive OR Coming from Main Mall along Independence towards Nelson Mandela, turn left in to State House Drive OR drive along Independence in either direction between Main Mall and Nelson Mandela and look out for the K3H signs.

 

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Walk 1496: Sunday 27th February: Mogonye Gorge

This week is a departure from our normal hash run/walk. It will be a picnic in Mogonye Gorge. Please note that there are entrance fees payable to enter the gorge but it is well worth it. The fees for adults are P25 (citizens), P30 (residents) and P50 (non-citizens). Children 10-14years pay half-price and those under 10 are not charged.

There are two options for meeting for this walk:

The first meeting point will be outside Kgale Spar and will depart at 09h45 sharp. Those who wish to share transport at this point can do so.
The alternative is to drive to the second meeting point where we will meet at 10h30 which will give those who met at Kgale Spar time to get there.

To get to the second meeting point, proceed as follows:

  • Take the Mokolodi Road towards Lobatse and drive to the Ramotswa Crossroad (+/- 25km from Game City).
  • Turn right (Boatle) on main tarred road for approximately 15km to a signed tarred road to Mogonye Village. There is a also a sign 'Mogone Gorges' at this point.
  • Turn left at this sign.
  • Proceed for about 5km on this good tarred road. Do NOT turn at the next 'Mogonye Gorges' sign but proceed straight for about 1km to the Kgotla parking area which is the second meeting point.


We can then board the more rugged of our vehicles for the 5 km drive on rough road to the gorge parking area.
Thereafter, we will proceed on foot for a further 1 - 1.5 km along reasonable foot paths to a suitable picnic area. There are no braai facilities, so take a picnic meal, if so desired. Please ensure that you bring sufficient beverages with you - either bring your own or stock up on hash brew in the parking lot.

The more adventurous can then proceed further up the gorge, swim in the pools, go mad, etc, later.


And most importantly: What goes in must come out! The only thing we are leaving behind are our footprints.  


If there are any queries, contact the organising hasher Derick on  3188140 or 72704473

 

 

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Run 1495: Monday 21st Feb @ 18.00

The run will be from Plot 17611, Phase 1, BKT area, Gaborone west.

Directions:

  • Coming from north on Francistown Road (A1) turn left at Molapo Crossing. Turn right at the first traffic light, then first right and first right again, then first left and immediately right. By now you should be at Masokaphala Cres. When Masokaphala Cres turns 90 degrees left, our house, plot 17611, is the second on the left side. K3H sign will be set from your second right turn.
  • Coming from city centre drive Molepolole Road towards Molapo Crossing and turn left at the last traffic light before Molapo Crossing, then first right and first right again, then first left and immediately right. By now you should be at Masokaphala Cres. When Masokaphala Cres turns 90 degrees left, our house, plot 17611, is the second on the left side. K3H sign will be set from your first right turn.
  • Park on both sides of the road.

 

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Run 1494: Sunday 13th Feb @ 16.15 - Red Dress Run

Note the time of this Sunday's run: 16.15

It will be a red dress run. For our male hashers - this is an opportunity to get your best red dress out the cupboard and dolly yourselves up. For our female hashers - red and white.


The run will be from
Amyea Estate, Plot 67989, Gaborone North with bring & braai afterwards (also a swim if liked as there are change rooms, etc)

Directions:

 

  • Out on the Francistown Road (A1)
  • The 4th turning left 2 km past the Phakalane turning (check for K3H sign and small Ameya Estate plot 67989 sign)
  • At +- 750 meters see green roofed Ameya estate behind wall on right side. Also a hash sign will be here.
  • Turn right at end of wall at the next hash sign and right and right again into the complex (3 rights)
  • Plenty of parking

 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Run 1493: Sunday 6th Feb at 9.30am in Village

This week's run will be on Sunday 6th February at 9.30am.
The Authorities have, in their wisdom, blocked all roads to the Village except two. We can therefore have the Hash on Sunday unless the Authorities discover that the Village is still accessible and block them too.
This will be a bring-and-braai on Plot 5302. There will be braai stands with burning charcoal but bring everything else. The number of available chairs and tables are limited, so please bring that too. The run will be a mixture of bush and roads.
If you come from the North:
1.      Main road going south past the Gaborone Sun, Golf Club, Stadium and University until you find the main road blocked at Jawara Road. You are now at the south-west corner of the University area.
2.      Turn left at 3-way stop (used to be traffic lights) and then right at the next traffic lights (by the University main entrance). Then you are driving on Bushbuck Road which ends in a T-junction.
3.      Turn left there into Maratadiba Road which is the main road through the Village. Follow road to the Village Magistrate Court (huge red brick building on your right hand side).
4.      Turn right just after the Court into Kgwebe Road. Turn left where you can and Plot 5302 is third plot on the right hand side – brown gate, yellow wall, number clearly marked.

If you come from any other direction:
1.      Find Riverwalk, simplest from the ruins of Tlokweng circle.
2.      Turn left at traffic lights outside Riverwalk into Shashe South Road and drive up to fuel station/Gym Active traffic lights.
3.      Turn left into Maratadiba Road and immediately left again into Kgwebe Road. Plot 5302 is fifth plot on your left hand side -  brown gate, yellow wall, number clearly marked.

(If you happen to come from Tlokweng, still find Riverwalk and turn right, or use the old Tlokweng backroad to Gym Active).

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Run 1492: Sunday 30th January, 10am, Gabane

The run this Sunday, 30th January, at 10am is in Gabane and will be a good bush/village run with great scenery. It will be followed by a bring and braai.

  • Take the Kanye road from the Rainbow School circle on the Western Bypass [A10].
  • The road becomes single track once through Mogoditsane and reaches Gabane in 3-4km.
  • Ignore the main turning signposted Gabane off to the left and carry on for another 2.5km.
  • Where the hill ridge meets the main road turn left onto a dirt road. There is a cluster of signs here, the most prominent being the Gabane Balance Reservoir. There will be a KH3 sign here.
  • Take the third turning on the right, 2-300m along the dirt road signposted Ditlhareng, The Taylors and KH3.
  • The start is about 50m up this turning, parking on the right in front of the gate.

The bring and braai will be about 300m up the hill through the gate where there is limited parking.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Run 1491: Sunday 23 January @ 10am

This Sunday's Hash is in Mmopane at the Nursery. It will be followed by a Bring and Braai.
Leave enough time to get there as it can take some time to get through Mogiditshane.

Directions as follows:

From the Molapo Crossing new traffic lights head towards the Grand Palm.
Keep going straight, pass the Mogoditshane new traffic lights and pass the BDF Base.
Look for the Hash sign, it will be placed on the main highway at the second traffic light from the Base.
TURN RIGHT on that road, keep going straight through Mopane village.
WHEN THE TAR ROAD ENDS, you will see the second hash sign. 
TURN LEFT into the nursery.

(If you get to Bokamoso Hospital, you have gone too far).

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Run 1490: Monday 17th January @ 6pm

The next run will be held on Monday 17th January at 6pm sharp in Mokolodi Village.

Directions from your esteemed hares follow:
Travel south from Game City circle on A1 Lobatse Road past Telecoms earth station and take first (and only) road to the right.  Note this turning is about 7km from Game City and is the road to Mokolodi Village.  Do NOT proceed to the Mokolodi Nature Reserve turn off which is about 3km further south.

Then travel on narrow tar road for 3kms.  When tar ends take the right fork and travel for around 500m.  Take the second small dirt road to the right and you will have somehow found the start of the K3H run.

Once you leave the main road, beware of hostile dish drains, potholes, cattle, goats, donkeys, chacma baboons, and irresponsible truck drivers.  Large rock pythons and leopards also occur occasionally on this road but you’ll only see them on the way home (after a couple of beers).

This will be a bush run so leave your sandals at home but (as if I need mention it), don’t forget your sense of humour. See you on Monday.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Run 1489: Sunday 9th @ 9.30 am

This week's run will be held on Sunday 9th January @ 9.30am and will be followed by a bring and braai.

Directions to the run follow.

Cross the railway line into Phakalane from the Francistown Road (A1).
Go straight across at the circle.
Take the second street to the right (on your left will be the Toddlers Academy).
Then take the first to the left (Xaboo) and continue to the end till the T junction (on your right at the corner there is a Chuch).
Turn left at this T-junction.
Then take the second (Pune) street to the right. The third house on left side, (white two story). Plot 32426.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Hash Christmas 2010 Run Photos

For those who were there and for those who weren’t, check out http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/album.php?aid=248332&id=187647118460