Individual journey with the car through South Africa to Kruger Park


 
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South Africa, the land of dreams. Hardly any other country has so many myths. Everyone wants to go, but only a few people dare. Waiting behind every hedge a snappy tiger, raging horrible diseases or one is already shot, even before one has left the airport?
 
With a rented car through South Africa
Yes, you hear a lot of bad things about this beautiful country. The positive things, however, are rather unknown even to their own inhabitants.
 
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There is still freedom in South Africa. What the people here take for granted, Europeans have long lost out.
 
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Of course, there is also a government here that enacts laws against the people and policemen who try to collect motorists at too low speed limits.
 
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However, while people in Europe nod and pay well, hardly anyone in South Africa pays their fines or tolls. The e-toll toll system was introduced against the will of the citizens. Why pay for it? The government is mainly interested in enriching itself and can barely confine the entire population. I like this kind of attitude. In South Africa, a self-determined life is still possible. For this reason, the Leue also ensure their own safety.
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The bribes police do not care about burglars but anyway only hunting for more rewarding prey such as motorists. Unfortunately we were stopped again and again for no reason.
 
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Most whites in the Johannesburg area carry a gun. Concealed carry So the invisible carrying a weapon for self-defense is allowed with a gun license.
 
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An armed society is a polite society, as many stress. If you do not know if your counterpart is armed, you behave much more politely.
 
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However, the weakness of the state also has its downsides. Thus, in contrast to China there is no birth control with the result that the population in Africa continues to explode despite climate change and environmental destruction see ARD Report Munich, 5 December 2017 minute 26.
 
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The problems are literally homemade. Many uneducated people donate more children than they can feed despite free condoms. This leads to poverty and hunger, which in turn leads to crime. Climate change and environmental destruction are intensified.
 
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Through donations and development funds from Europe, this problem is exacerbated as if trying to extinguish a fire by pouring gasoline as food into it. There are more children surviving, who later make 10 children, who then have to go hungry. The natural selection is stopped. To say that would certainly not be politically correct in Germany, but the inconvenient truth does not improve by keeping it secret.
 
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Those who work diligently and earn their own money, have to protect their house and pool with high walls and barbed wire from burglars.
 
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Many people move to gated communities. Here are many houses surrounded by a single wall. This reduces the cost of the armed guard service.
 
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Shooting competitions are often held on weekends between various districts. I was invited as a guest could train my marksmanship. You never know when you need it.
 
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A few months later, I picked up Franzi from the airport and we visited the Lions Zoo in the middle of Johannesburg.
 
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Ironically, we were able to attract and feed giraffes with food here. Also we saw "wild beest", antelopes and even crocodiles. At first I thought they were made of plastic but then they moved ...
 
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The fences of nearby Game Farms also made it possible to admire wildlife that was hunted there or bred for the national dish of Bilton, dried raw meat.
 
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We had booked in advance online at Avis Budget a rental car with unlimited mileage. Most tourists rent for Africa a big, heavy 4x4 with complete equipment for 50 to 150 euros per day.
 
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We, however, put on the smallest and lightest car that was offered. A Hyundai i10 for about 250 euros per month. He also had a vital air conditioning system, but unlike large SUV consumes significantly less fuel, which makes a big difference on long distances.
 
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We brought our own equipment. A 20-liter canister of water that you could fill at gas stations to drink and shower as tent, mattresses and sleeping bags.
 
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On my sat nav I copied the newest Afrikakarten from Openstreatmap. On to the Kruger National Park, the best animal park in Africa.
 
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On the advice of my buddy we had for the rental car at the airport in addition a full cover insurance so a comprehensive insurance for glass + tires 60 euros + body + theft 70 euros. The gas prices in South Africa include insurance for personal injury, the so-called "Road accedent fund". I would gladly have renounced theft. That was not possible. In South Africa you steal more SUVs.
 
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The insurance paid off on the first day. In a tight corner, a box of cabbage fell from a truck that was just approaching us right in front of our car.
 
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Franzi, who had to get used to driving on the left hand side, did well. It rumbled tremendously. The whole wheelhouse was full of cabbage.
 
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Only later we saw that the entire rim was bent behind the wheel cover. Of course, the cause of the accident was simply driven on.
 
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To prevent this in the future, we increased the air pressure of the wheels to 3 bar. Otherwise, even an overlooked pothole has the potential to bend the rim of our little car.
 
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Potholes are quite normal in Africa and no reason to go off the gas or even completely block a road like in fearful Germany. You just have to drive a bit of slalom here, that suits you.
 
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We drove off the toll motorway. Even if no one else paid toll, the rental car company would still demand the money from us.
 
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A few hundred kilometers farther on, people in colorful clothes were suddenly out and about on the street. We stopped at a small local market, bought melon and delicious grilled fish. The people were very friendly and amazed that this was white.
 
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Towards evening we followed a gravel road and pitched our tent at a small stream. A welcome cooling off after the hot, dusty day.
 
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At 5 o'clock we got everything together again and arrived at sunrise at 6 o'clock at the Phabeni Gate from Kruger Park. There is no winter time in South Africa. The park opened. Would you let us in?
 
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The supermarkets nearby were all still closed. Park Ranger checked our trunk and asked if we had raw meat or a drone. This is prohibited in the zoo.
 
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At the gate the South African license plate of our car was registered. I showed my buddy's South African ID Book. Franzi forgot her passport.
 
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Exactly the same for all of us blacks, we all look the same for the blacks.
 
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It worked. We came to the park for only 160 Rand. Foreigners like us would normally have to pay up to 10 times the entrance fee. Racism and discrimination are completely normal outside the EU.
 
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We followed the paved road into the park. The Krüger Zoo is almost as big as Switzerland. You are not allowed to leave the car and must either be in one of the most booked out camps or have left the park before closing time.
 
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After only a few kilometers we discovered the first animals. It was impressive to see that even elephants and giraffes camouflage themselves so well that they are almost overlooked.
 
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Is that a root or a hippopotamus? Sometimes only the zoom of the camera helped.
 
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Also, rhinos, which one really only saw a lot of because they are almost eradicated by poachers, we saw some. It is completely incomprehensible why many Chinese see rhino horn powder as a sexual enhancer.
 
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Towards evening I made a navigation error. My GPS showed an exit from the Kruger Park, which did not exist.
 
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Only when we found ourselves there half an hour before the gate was closed did I notice this mistake. The nearest gate was more than 30 kilometers away.
 
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In order to avoid a penalty, we raced the last few miles at high speed through the park honking elephants and Nielpferde, drifting on gravel roads around corners and repeatedly put on full braking when Impalas like deer jumped suddenly in front of the car.
 
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3 minutes before the end of the gate we reached the right gate. So lucky in just one day. Great.
 
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We pitched our tent in absolute darkness in the headlights of our car with the owner's permission at a nearby composting facility.
 
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The next morning we visited Marloth Park, a small village next to the Kruger Park, but even if the Navi shows it has NO direct connection.
 
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A big river with crocodiles, which can be observed through the high chain link fence, forms the border.
 
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The small there is also fenced. Between the individual houses run harmless wild animals such as ostriches, impala, wild boar but also giraffes around. Really worth seeing.
 
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Past banana plantations, where the bananas are grown in bags for protection against pests and for them to mature faster, they headed south.
 
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The crossing of Swaziland cost 50 Rand and four stamps in my already very full passport.
 
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Actually, the rental car company for a power of attorney for crossing the border would have demanded another 900 Rand. Such a power of attorney but no border official wanted to see.
 
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At the edge of the road, the leaves of huge sugar cane fields were repeatedly flared before the cane rods were then harvested by hand and loaded.
 
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Also, the garbage was simply burned in many villages. Both create dark columns of smoke that are visible for miles.
 
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We kept taking breaks to eat something delicious when something was offered along the way to the nasty pothole piste.
 
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Meanwhile, supermarket chains such as Shoprite or Pick & Pay also offer their customers a warm bar where they can eat.
 
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The bringing of a cooker is not necessary, even if it is the same small gas cartridges as in Germany here to buy.
 
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Often you get Milipub, Pub for short maize porridge, with a chicken leg or goulash for only 19 Rand so 1.50 Euro.
 
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One kilo of apples for 1 euro, such as toasted bread, peanuts, nuts and Bilton for emergencies. Why cook for yourself?
 
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Many markets sell Second-Hand clothes donated to supposedly benevolent organizations in Europe. Here you will find at all stands exclusively colorful gewürftelte individual pieces. Donations never really reach the little people.
 
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50 kilometers before Santa Lucia we looked for an undisturbed place to camp. You will not find such a thing in big cities. The next morning we booked a boat safari for Franzi and visited the jungle-like Wetland Zoo as the name implies in the rain. The entrance was also favorable for foreigners. However, as at most petrol stations, I did not receive enough change at first. Only on demand "oh sorry" the cashier moved out the right amount.
 
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Along the 40 kilometer long main path there were always branches that led to water holes, beautiful sights or the ocean.
 
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From the car window we could photograph crocodiles, wild boars, antelopes, hippos, rhinos with cubs, zebras and buffalos. Occasionally one could even leave the car to hike along a small path.
 
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We liked the park very much even in the rain. Franzi was particularly impressed by the stormy weather and the roaring waves of the ocean.
 
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In the evening I wanted to pitch our tent hidden in a plantation. Especially in densely populated, tourist areas such as Santa Lucia with many hotels, it is not easy to find a place to wild camping.
 
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Only when I reduced the speed of the car on the forest path to turn right into the bushes, I noticed how soft the sand was, and promptly got stuck.
 
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Neither before nor back, nothing left. It poured down and was pitch black night. However, we wanted to solve the problem on the same day, so that Franzi does not miss her boat tour the next morning.
 
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Armed with a flashlight, we hiked back to the main street. Normally no one in South Africa stops at night to take hitchhikers.
 
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However, when a lady realized that we were white tourists, she reversed and took her back to the village with other white people. Quickly someone found himself in a SUV, which pulled our car out of the mud.
 
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At the same time we received the invitation to pitch our tent in the dry under their carport within a tall fence. To camp in the forest is far too dangerous.
 
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In response to my question why it was too dangerous, our hosts initially referred to the usual crime due to the uncontrolled increase but also that Hippos would come in the night from the zoo to the cities.
 
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I beg your pardon? I thought it was a joke or a grandmother's story.
 
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No. Spontaneously, our hostess decided to go on a city tour. Again armed with flashlights we drove through the streets.
 
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Suddenly she stopped and reached into a bush. What she brought out there was not a hippo, but a tiny chameleon. How do you discover such a small animal while driving through the darkness?
 
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Carefully, she put it back on his page. There in front. Look. She pointed to a bush baby, who stared at us with his big eyes. Really cute :-)
 
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The highlight of the tour of St. Lucia, however, was the sports field. As she parked momentum, brushing the headlights of her car across the lawn, we actually saw her: peacefully grazing hippos in the middle of the city.
 
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From Wetland Park we drove towards Lesotho. We wanted to drive up the famous Sani Pass to the little kingdom. An SUV was in a hurry than us. He overtook us and zack, we had a rockfall in the windshield. Thank you.
 
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At the border, the South African border guards stopped us. The Sanipass is only allowed for 4WD vehicles. I drove him with my motorcycle without any problems back then.
 
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Fortunately, however, we were allowed to camp at the frontier at 6 pm directly at the border. What did not make me happy were the other stamps in my passport. We'll come back anyway.
 
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So we parked our car with tent & co in no man's land and walked on foot through the Drakensberg.
 
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Time and again overtook us SUVs full of overweight tourists. The Sanipass Tour seems to be selling well.
 
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The bottom half after the border would have been easy to drive with our car. Only at the top it became borderline.
 
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Up in Lesotho greeted a freshly paved road. Only a few years ago, everything here had been Gravel.
 
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We reached the border before the gate and camped and showered undisturbed by the river at the foot of the Sani Pass.
 
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Now it was on to the Transkei, which is also called Wildeness by locals. The name is significant.
 
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While South Africa is actually quite civilized and almost European boring, the Wild Coast is still very original. Roadside Signs: Dont feed the monkeys.
 
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People live in traditional round clay huts, small stone houses made of self-baked bricks or modern checks made of corrugated iron.
 
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The streets were getting worse and worse. Washed out by wind and weather, deep gullies and millions of potholes formed.
 
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This did not seem to disturb the residents. Working here seems to be a foreign word. Instead, they begged us.
 
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Wherever we came, a crowd of children ran up to us. Sweets sweets sweets. Everyone wanted to have sweets. Thousands. Without consideration. Even adult women, of course with a baby on their back, bothered us. Very uncomfortable.
 
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There were no petrol stations or supermarkets, only a few thick-screened Chinese shops selling corn grits in 50 kg sacks. The daily food.
 
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In a somewhat remote place outside we asked if we could pitch our tent and distributed our sweets.
 
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We were even offered a round hut for the night, but we gratefully refused. We did not want to notice.
 
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That failed, however. From the bush radio so the screaming when children for lack of telephone from one mountain to another in Xhosa to call something we took the words Molungo.
 
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So it was announced to all, that here exceptionally white were guests. Nevertheless, the people were very friendly and pleased, as we paid for their friendliness without a shower or wifi as a normal campsite. Only begging I do not like.
 
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Our GPS showed us the way to the Hole in the Wall a rock in the sea, with a continuous cave. A tourist hot spot.
 
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In the secure fencing of a posh hotel nearby, we parked our car and took advantage of the open Wi-Fi before heading off.
 
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Already directly at the high fence lurked some shady figures around and just waited for their victims to leave the hotel.
 
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As soon as they sighted a tourist, the intrusive leaders threw themselves at you and chatted to you. My friendly "no thank you" was ignored.
 
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I also tried to ignore my "leader" but he kept on chatting me and wanted to donate money. No, I will not pay you any beer.
 
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As a friendliness did not help me, I built myself close to him, gestured with a wave of his hand that he should go back and took out. That helped. Finally we were alone.
 
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A little later we met a couple who were also without a guide. I asked how they had managed to get rid of those annoying guys, but they did not understand English at all. So that's how it works * laughs *
 
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The rock with the hole is worth a visit. He holds off the strong surf, so you can swim in front of him wonderful in a small lagoon. You just have to keep an eye on your stuff.
 
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As the hotel prices far exceeded our daily budget, we left this safe place in the evening to hide our tent hidden somewhere behind a hedge.
 
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However, hiding in the Transkai is impossible. The area is too densely populated. After just a few minutes, the first children started running and asked for sweets.
 
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However, her father kindly allowed us to pitch our tent on a meadow. The kids had never seen a tent before.
 
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From television, however, they knew the cool poses of the music stars. A child even had a cell phone and also photographed diligently * laughing *
 
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Then it started to rain. The children disappeared. It was raining all night. In the morning, the white fabric of the tent was full of ticks.
 
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We wanted to drive along the coast to a shipwreck. Due to the heavy rain, the road had turned into the purest mud track.
 
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I just could not get up a small slope. I tried it forward, then backwards with a lot of momentum and open trunk to see through the fogged windows. In vain.
 
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The car threatened to slide either down the ditch on one side or down the steep slope on the other.
 
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As we got out to walk to see what was coming past the next bend, we almost fell, the road was so slippery. Our car looked through the many slush on our shoes from sow.
 
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So we had to go for a detour of 150 km, to avoid 30 km of dirt road. An accurate route planning is not possible in Africa anyway. Always enough fuel and food, however, very important.
 
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Luckily we found on the way a gas station and a restaurant that had delicious rice with chicken in stock. It did not bother us that it rained through the roof into a bin set up for this purpose. Due to power failure candles made for a romantic atmosphere.
 
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The hike to the shipwreck itself was more of a disappointment. The wreck was still a real attraction 10 years ago, but the constant tide has meanwhile destroyed it, so that almost nothing is left of it.
 
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Instead, we met in a small cottage area South Africans, who spontaneously invited us to traditional Stew stew with meat and listened to our stories. Because of the bad roads there we parked our car for 20 rand with someone else.
 
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In East London, a stranded, dead election caused a stir. In Port Elizabeth the Addo Elephant Park was worth a visit. The Garden Route was otherwise a rather unspectacular, partly toll motorway. We decided not to drive to Namibia and Botswana so we would not have to race like that anymore. Instead, we wanted to travel more slowly and enjoy our journey more.
 
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At Oudtshoorn we wanted to camp again. Unfortunately, all farmland was fenced. Also the driveways to the farms were barricaded because lately white farmers were murdered again and again by blacks. Just because.
 
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When we finally reached a farm and wanted to ask, a biting dog came at us and made a hell of a noise. We stayed in the car for safety's sake.
 
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Called by the bark, the farmer came, his weapon at the ready. Whether we smell somewhere to pitch our tent?
 
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No, we are very welcome, just wait a moment in the car. He quickly locked the dangerous dog away. Then he invited us in.
 
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Camping is too dangerous but he has a nice guest room. His son from across the street brought freshly grilled meat and gave us a coupon for a boat trip in Cape Town, which would soon expire.
 
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His wife brought new clothes. We should carry them while she put our other things in the washing machine. In the morning, unfortunately, they would have to leave early, we should then just have breakfast from their refrigerator and pull the door behind us. Wow. So much hospitality flattened us.
 
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The farmer told us about various bad things that had happened in the area and that he had seen on TV. According to him, we would not survive Cape Town.
 
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Before we die, we wanted to visit the Cango Caves. Already on the way there we passed numerous ostrich farms.
 
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There was also a Gamefarm with giraffes and zebras that could be fed without admission.
 
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In front of the stalactite caves there were thousands of used parking spaces with gards. Wow here was something going on. Every hour you could book a normal tour or a so-called adventure tour.
 
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The Adventuretour cost 165 instead of 120 Rand (ie 10 Euro) and leads much deeper into the mountain. Every now and then the way becomes so narrow that you have to climb or crawl. That was something for us.
 
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With freshly washed camels robed and climbed with 20 other tourists and our guide through the huge, well lit cave. What a spectacle of nature. Really great! I would have liked to have more time to take pictures.
 
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Towards evening I wanted to create a few hundred more kilometers. Hermanus into the sat nav and off we went, first with 100 km / h along a dusty gravel road until we finally reached the Garden Route again.
 
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On a farm we were again allowed to camp and charge the batteries of our cameras.
 
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In the morning we visited Camphill Hermanus and then the coast and were amazed.
 
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There was not only a shipwreck here, but even a whole penguin colony worth the 20 Rand entrance fee. In addition to numerous lizards in all sorts of colors lived here also cormorants. In the sun lay a mammal with his cubs. Since we did not know his name, we simply called him the Hermanese Coastal Fox. I think that describes him quite well.
 
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At some point we reached Capetown and passed the famous beach muizenberg beach with the many colorful beach houses. At the weekend he was totally overcrowded but pleasantly empty during the week.
 
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In Fishoek we were allowed to stay overnight with friends and eat delicious fish and chips with vinegar. In Simonstown also lived penguins, cormorants and a Hermanese coastal fox. Their visit, however, cost significantly more admission.
 
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Then we wanted to go up Table Mountain. Unfortunately he was not to be seen. Dense clouds covered Kappstadt. Spontaneously we changed our plan and redeemed our voucher for the harbor cruise. In addition to numerous fishing cutters you could see a few seals and cormorants.
 
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On the way back to Fishhoek we came in the worst traffic that you can imagine. For hours, virtually nothing went.
 
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Agressive bus and taxi drivers fought for every inch. Although it did not fit, one of them pushed past me and purposely scratched the side of our rental car, only to come 3 yards further forward. I quickly got out, took a picture of his disk and waved to a policeman up close.
 
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As already suspected interested in the but not at all. Policemen always only want money. Because of friend and helper. Luckily we have our insurance. After 3 hours we reached the fishhoek 30 kilometers away.
 
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The Cape of Good Hope was also a landmark that Franzi unlike me did not know yet and therefore wanted to see.
 
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I was especially scared of the high ticket price. To halve it, I quickly grabbed Franzi in the trunk while I passed the border of the National Park.
 
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In the park we could visit wild monkeys and ostriches. We followed paths that were signposted with "no entrance" and did not let us stop by Gates with Natowire.
 
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The goal was the lighthouse at the very front of the Kapp of good hope. From there, brave insiders can see another seal colony.
 
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After so many days in the car it was really nice to go hiking. We let the day end on a beautiful sandy beach and then drove to a friend, whom I had met on one of my other trips previously on couchsurfing.
 
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Here I met Steven Hofmann from Germany, who was previously on the road with his sponsored Suzuki VStrom 650. Small world.
 
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The next day, we made a more successful attempt to hike to Table Mountain.
 
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We parked our car behind the cable car station. While hundreds of cars were jostling before that, there were hundreds of free parking spaces behind the cable car.
 
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Then we started the climb. The sun was shining and we were glad to have enough water with us. About big steps and many stony serpentines it went up and up.
 
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The higher we got, the colder it got. Finally, we missed a thick fog front shortly before the finish. Since we had left our jackets in the car, we froze miserably.
 
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During the descent, however, we were again nice and warm ... from the usual Feierabendstau then quite apart.
 
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Franzi also wanted to see the Kirstenbosch plant garden, after I had told her how beautiful it was there. Private gardens in Kappstadt were no longer allowed to be irrigated due to the ongoing drought.
 
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From here you could also hike to Table Mountain. The path is less steep but much longer.
 
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However, since I knew that the garden from the direction of Table Mountain is not fenced, we just walked back and had to pay so no entrance.
 
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In Cape Town we spent some relaxing days before we made another attempt to visit the small kingdom of Lesotho. On the way there, the steering of our car suddenly started to vibrate strongly. After thousands of kilometers, the imbalance of the rim made itself felt. The tire got hot and the profile was badly worn in one place. I quickly changed the bike myself, instead of waiting for our included breakdown service.
 
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The entry to Lesotho was coming from the west this time no problem. Again a few unnecessary stamps in the pass + 25 Rand toll and we were in the country.
 
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Everywhere were good asphalt roads. Much has changed in the last few years. But the people were still as friendly as they were then.
 
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No one begged us or asked for sweets. Instead, we were offered fresh apricots, which grew directly on trees along the way.
 
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The village elder of a small village gave us permission to pitch our tent next to one of the huts.
 
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As usual, many children came running and watched us as we pitched the tent.
 
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A teacher took over the supervision and strangled in the germ, as yet some of the children began to beg.
 
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Instead she suggested a village tour and showed us the old, traditional mud huts where her fathers had lived.
 
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The image of the clay hut in front of the big rocks in the setting sun was so beautiful that it was almost cheesy.
 
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However, the kids had their fun and posed over and over again, then to recognize themselves with great laughter even on the small screen of our cameras again.
 
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Towards evening we turned on the music of our car radio and everyone started to dance. Suddenly a ball came from somewhere that consisted of rags and a few plastic bags. This was then ball geslielt.
 
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We were glad to have enough food supplies to be able to feed half the time there.
 
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After dark, the teacher sent the children home so that we could go back to our tent undisturbed. Unfortunately, the village has no address let alone Internet, to which we could send some photos. With money alone you can not express your gratitude. It was a really nice last night in Africa. We will come back and bring a ball and old clothes. It takes so little to make some people happy :-) PS At the airport they were interested in the return of our rental car neither for the ruined rim nor the scratches in the paint or the rockfall. The entire 6000 km trip cost 1000 euros per person including flight, car and food. As far as my opinion. All actions are fictitious. All statements without guarantee.
 

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