Hello South Africa

We leave Namibia behind and head into South Africa via a nice little border post at Onseepkans, by little I mean they had three staff, we were the first customers they had seen that day, and they looked a little puzzled when I wanted my Carnet stamped.
We head to the waterfalls at Augrabies NP which turned out to be really nice, the gorge is about 11km long with lots of viewpoints and the main falls quite spectacular. The next day we head south towards Clanwillam crossing desert pans rapidly on nice tar road before diverting into the mountians and some more interesting roads. We cover a massive 569km in the day over 8 hours sustained by an excellent lamb and rosemary pie in a little village cafe. By the end of the day we are pushing it a bit on some rough roads to get to a nice campsite but manage to make it just before sunset.
Tomorrow off to Cape Town, Nelsons roof was made there so we are going to the factory to claim our “most travelled” Icarus roof title for our 72 countries, should be fun.
On the way to some of the gorge viewpoints the road is flooded but no problem for Nelson
Good waterfall at Augrabies Park, they had pictures of it in full flood which swept away much of the infrastructure and looked terrifying, today it was just spectacular
The waterfall created a nice rainbow with the spray further downstream
This part of South Africa is quite similiar to Namibia and sparsely populated, lots of nice views around each corner
This is Echo point in the Agrabies Park at this stage the Orange River is quiet
Heading south we have a lovely smooth road shared mostly with lorries carrying some type of ore and few other vehicles so we crunch through the miles
Heading south we have a lovely smooth road shared mostly with lorries carrying some type of ore and few other vehicles so we crunch through the miles
As the sun sets we are on narrower and narrower tracks clinging to the sides of the mountians, thankfully we make it to the camping spot and a friendly welcome just before sunset, that was a long day

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