Howzit! (Hello in South African slang)
We had a long and hot day in the saddle. We did just over 600km from Divundu to Etosha. The roads are in extremely good condition with almost zero potholes. The local road guys really do a good job looking after Namibia’s roads.
Our first stop was a town by the name of Rundu. Too most of us the name doesnt really ring a bell but bring it up with the old South African war horses and you will start a conversation of bravado and long tales of how that made them the men they are today, how they fought on the border and how a rat pack is by far the most nutritional meal ever!
We filled up in Rundu and headed off to a town by the name of Grootfontein. Little bustling town and home to a once big South Africa air force base. I had to pass through there as my girlfriends dad had spent numerous years in the town and I had to see for myself where all the stories come from.
After grabbing a bite to eat, some meat for tonights braai (R55 p/kg kudu sosaties) and something to drink we were off. After about 145km we pulled in to the world renound Etosha National park. From the word go we had some hiccups as the place were we wanted to camp had no camping facilities. We tried the lodge on the otherside of the road and this is what greeted us.
Tommorow is a sad day. Nellie is leaving back to SA to get back to work, its the end of his holiday. I am off to the Angolan border. This for me is where I start my trip around Africa.
Thank you Nellie, Tewie, Deidre and Amanda for riding a portian of the trip with me. I am settled in nicely(sortof), things are starting to get there place in the panniers and I have a slight routine inplace.
I will be doing my next post hopefully from Angola, see you guys there!
ps. I will be uploading a small clip of today for Oom Jo Feesh! Will let you know were it is!