Woke up with
a stinking hangover. Spent the day nursing this. Sat around a lot,
swam in the pool a bit, ate some food that was cooked on the Braii
(barbecue for us brits!) and prepared for the long flight home.
This was to take off at 9pm, so we left Benoni, having said goodbye
to the family's 6 dogs, and drove to the airport for 7pm.
After some fond farewells, and promises to return, which will be
kept, we went to the gate and boarded the Virgin flight to come
at Heathrow at 6am the following morning, and life returned to normal.
At least that's what everyone else may think!
such a variety of scenes on our trip, I am now convinced that I
have actually seen very little. South Africa is such a large country
(it's easy to forget when your looking at a map, especially when
you compare it to a similar map of Blighty) that you can really
only skim the surface of the wealth of experiences that exist. The
people are a tribute to the desire to reconcile, and moreover the
country has a kind of universal pulse which keeps you interested
It's an easy
country to relax in, and people - especially in Natal - are keen
to talk to you and help you understand the local culture. Many times
I felt overwhelmed by the information and experiences, but without
exception, I enjoyed every moment of it.
My Dad, Alan
and his brother Les
The view to the
Buffalo River I will never forget
If you are interested
in repeating our trip, you would be foolish to miss out on Fugitive's
Drift, because as the image on the right shows, it truly is
one of the most beautiful places on earth.
me if you have any questions.
Here I am - the
lucky driver of one very large Landrover!