Monday, 7 January 2013

Welcome to Cape Town

Kimberley to Cape Town - Final Stretch

So I got a little impatient to get to Cape Town and decided to do the remaining 955 km by means of a train from Kimberley to Worcester and then ride the 100 some odd kilometers from Worcester to Cape Town.  Exactly 40 km outside of Cape Town (after flying down Sir Lowry's Pass through gale force winds next to huge trucks etc), my scooter overheated and cut out in the middle of the N2.  I managed to get to a petrol station and waited for about an hour for my scoot to cool down.  The remaining 40 km on the N2 was done at about 50/60 km/h, negotiating trucks, taxis and vehicles exiting at off-ramps.  Fun times!

As you can see, I arrived in one piece to see Table Mountain in all it's glory.

Johannesburg to Cape Town via Lesotho in 6 days. +-1200 km on the road. +- 1000 by rail.

Mission accomplished!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Maseru to Bloemfontein

2 hours on a national highway.  Hectic sandstorm.  Beat the rain.  Lots of Afrikaans.  Lots of ANC.  Lots of racial tension.  Too many police.  Min graffiti.

Highlight of Bloem was visiting Cheetah Experience.  A farm focusing on the conservation and breeding of the endangered Cheetah.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Johannesburg to Maseru

100cc scooter.  9 hours.  430km (of which 100km was dirt road).  3 near crashes.  A city with no road names.  Overpriced 'backpackers'.  Friendly people.  Getting caught in an afternoon thundershower.  A beautiful sunset over the lake outside my room.  Painting what used to be the old stables for the police horses.

My time in Maseru (Capital of Lesotho) is done.


Thursday, 6 December 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

Vakansie by die see...

Made a little train mission to my hometown Durban (located in the green luscious province of Kwa-Zulu Natal) for a few days last week.  Here's some of the stuff I saw.