Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 1 - Day of the Boabab

110km  - 1200m ascent and 10 hours on the road
We left Beitbridge at 06h00on the 29th of May. 

The start of any trip sort of sets the trend for the rest of the trip and if this day is anything to go by… spectacular.  I will run out of descriptive words so I will repeat some of them. Spectacular… To ride for a whole day and experience Baobab country up close and personal. Little gem routes like the ride along the canal, the ride through Greater Kudu land Safaris and the ride through our first Venda villages. Seeing Elephant dung and voetspoor on the jeep track that we were riding on.  Buying coke at a spaza shop that is the last building up the hill on an unrideable little path. Coming across Camp Mangwele…

My friend Flora and I (Ilette)  were waiting at Camp Mangwele, having made the arrangement for a bed, shower (hot water thanks to the donkey) and a hot meal - pap and wors.  We had an amazing time travelling through the villages and seeing such a variety of different shaped Boabab trees.

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