African Overland Trip 2011

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Day 133 Thursday 11th August (RS): Fish River Canyon (ish) to Vanrhynsdorp South Aftica!!!!

Posted by Peter Douet on August 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

After a quick run it is time to sort the vehicle and bikes out ready for the off to our final border crossing. Luck is not quite on our side as the Surf has woken up with a very, very flat tyre and we also discover that the rear LH shock absorber is bent out of shape. The Captain wastes no time in changing the wheel and removing the shock: the Surf has experience of being without rear shocks and we will be on tar: long live the Surf (well, for another 2 weeks anyway!) The fuel leak seems to be ok so no filling up above ¾ tank!

The border crossing passes with ease and we feel as though we are back in Europe: efficiency, good and clean facilities and no touts: fantastic! We plan to drive south as far as possible to allow a short day driving tomorrow so we can enjoy a wine tour of the vineyards in Stellenbosch: brilliant!!

 

 


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