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The next day was our flight to Johannesburg. We woke up early to go and say a final farewell to everyone... it was lashing it down with rain! We think Zimbabwe was sad to see us leave! We said goodbye to everyone and made our way to the airport.... which was tiny and rammed!
Luckily our flight to Johannesburg was short. We had a night in …
... and having officially reached Malawi, we could not wait to drive the final hour or so to Blantyre to finally have a victory beer.
No such luck.
We were informed that we still had to clear customs, and the customs office was closed - we all had to sleep over in the bus at the border. Whereas the first evening on the bus was freezing, this time it was going to be unbearably hot, and this time, we would also be accompanied by the ...
... all our accomodation, paid the required deposits and are ready to "roll down the Highway" on our 2 wheeled steeds.
We plan to head out from Jhb to Kimberley (Northern Cape), into the Western Cape and then back home via the Eastern Cape and Free State. Direct route without our outrides, we are looking at a minimum of 4000kms over the 16 days in the saddle.
Our group consists of Mark & Mary (pillion), ...
... the most luxurious I have ever seen -- even in the US!
It is hard to believe that this sophisticated district, home to the top investment banks, financial consultants, the Johannesburg stock exchange, and one of the biggest convention centres on the continent, was but mere sandy horse trails where the ‘mink and manure set’ lived on wealthy, large estates 50 years ago - small wonder it is known as one of the most opulent areas in Johannesburg.
... done because of the way the flights connect.
Day 2: 30 Sep
Depart Sao Paulo for Lima and connect to Cusco (Cuzco), which is situated in a scenic valley at 3300m/11,000 feet in the Andes mountains. We will have a week to get used to the higher altitudes before our trek starts. If we are not zapped by all the traveling we hope to catch twilight to take pictures of the Cathedral in Plaza de Armas. This cathedral ...