22 (Day 1)
left JHB at 5:15 to Ghanzi where we spent the night. The border
post (Skilpadshek) was sufficiently quit and we went through with
no problems or hold ups. We reached Ghanzi about 15:00 after driving
the Trans Kalahari Highway where the road are so straight and
flat you can see your dog run away for three weeks. The lodge
was reasonably priced and had a nice bar and swimming pool area
and the food was good. The main thing I liked about it was it
was out of town and we even saw a hyena after dinner when we returned
to our tent.
in Ghanzi (Can't remember the name kudu something they are on
the right before you inter Ghanzi)
23 (Day 2)
We got up
early so we could go to the veterinary services in Ghanzi to get
a permit to transport red meat due to the foot and mouth disease
that is currently in Botswana. They then told us that we could
get one at the veterinary gate just outside Ghanzi. We got to
the gate and got the permit without any problems, the government
officials were very helpful, and in about 10 minutes, we were
on the road again.
Maun where we filled up and got some final supplies at Reilly's
Garage and were on our way to Moremi's South Gate. We reached
South Gate at about 14:00 where we set up camp and spend the first
night having a braai and some cold ones next to the campfire keeping
an eye on the 4 Hyenas around our camp looking for a easy meal.
We cleaned up every thing after we ate, putting it away in the
bakkies, so they had to go and find food elsewhere.
Camp just before we cleaned up.
24 (Day 3)
We broke up
camp went to the gate to pay and were on our why to Third Bridge
when the heavens opened up just after 13:00 and rained cats and
dogs the rest of the day. The +- 65km to Third Bridge took us
4 hours in the wet and I got stuck twice but recovered myself
quickly by hooking my winch to Swart Bard's Hilux. It was difficult
driving in front with all the water I hit all the bad spots so
the rest can take the better lines, but hey, it was great fun.
At Third Bridge
we set up camp had dinner and listened to the Loins, Hippos and
Hyenas sound, putting us to sleep.
This is the
second time I got stuck after the bakkie slid into a hole of the
main track, after all we drive Toyota we like playing.
and more rain