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Well time has come to continue our journey and leave the game reserve behind!!
What a fantastic time having met a group great people and seen some amazing sites!!!
Big thanks to the Darren, Farrah and the Kids and the extended Cryer and Dickson families.
Check out our picks of our last moments on the reserve.
... a ute at 120 km an hour on the highway, the roads were pretty crazy!
After a quick stop in Ladysmith we continued on to the Nambiti Big 5 game reserve, our home for the next week and setting for the Idwala Lodge. What an amazing place, within the first 30 minutes of arriving we drove from the carpark to the Lodge and were surrounded by the animals we can only see in the zoo back home!
Idwala Lodge, wow such ...
... the fees and droving around the base of the famous craggy rock, parking just below the saddle area next to the giant rocky outcrop. What was immediately so thought provoking was the concentration of white stone cairns placed randomly at various intervals in the battlefield. Some were grouped together in quite large concentrations over what must have been the British Camp. Paul immediately explained that these signified the un-marked graves of many ...
... to keep up on the downhill cross country sections, no hope at all. I think that I am a reasonably competent dirt bike rider but I could not stay with these guys downhill, the fly fearlessly over any terrain with their full suspension mountain bikes absorbing punishing jumps. Even with puncture resistant tubeless tyres filled with self sealing "slime" the long thorns proved too much for a few and I had to assist with some running repairs. The race leaders sped away and soon finished ...
Yesterday I was shown around Ladysmith, which is a much bigger and more established town than Bergville (which is basically a trading post for the many surrounding farming communities and their workers). The town lends its name to the well known band Ladysmith Black Mambazo who were originally from here and often stay at Regi & James's B&B when they are in town!