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    Driving through South Africa

    September 10, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We had a 4.30 start to get packed up, have breakfast and say our final farewell to Chui and our driver Often, who has been amazing on the whole trip. A hired big bus and a short while later we had crossed the boarder into South Africa. We have loved our time in Namibia and would like to return one day to explore it more in a 4x4 by ourselves. We then took all day, until 6pm, to reach Stellenbosch, in the south of the country about 1 hour away from Cape Town. Not ideal when Lou spent the whole time feeling nauseous from our first illness in nearly 18 months of travel. On the up side we managed to see some of the DH World Champs on tv when we got there, something that's not shown on tv at home! James enjoyed a meal out at one of the many bars in town with sone of the crew.Read more


    Such a shame you got I'll do close to the end of the trip Lou. Good that you've travelled so long without problems though... Hope you still both managed to enjoy some of the beautiful S.African scenery.

    Lyndsay McDonnell

    So sorry that Louisa has not been well and hope that it is only a mild dose and she will soon feel much better, (I am sure you have plenty of medical supplies to hand to help). Although the truck looks uncomfortable for long journeys I expect you were sorry to say goodbye to it and the driver. Have fun, love xxxx