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9 – 30 July 2016
Day 36 – Early morning border crossing into Sth Africa
Sleeping in a bed for first time in 5 weeks!!
Day 37 – Glorious sunset
Day 38 – Walking past game parks east of Swartruggens
Day 39 – Private tour of Predators Rock Bush Lodge & Zoo
Matt with tiger cubs
Two tiger cubs born on the property
Matt getting checked out by a tiger
Stately old lion relaxing in the sun
Day 40 – Matt with our Hosts at top of rock we drove up
Second car coming down 45 deg slope – yes we did it too!
Day 41 – Spotted Giraffes on way back to Brits
Amazing to get so close to these awesome animals
Back on the road… on our way to Pretoria
Day 42 – busy streets of North Pretoria, walking along the R513
Made it to the eastern side of Pretoria
Day 43 – View from our campsite at Roodeplaat Dam
Day 44 – Presenting soccerballs to Smile Foundation
Day 45 – Walking with Australian High Commissioner on Mandela Day
Walking with Australian High Commissioner and staff
Visiting Home for Needy with Rotary Pretoria East
Guest speaker at Rotary Pretoria East meeting
Day 47 – only 204km to Nelspruit & another 200km to finish line
Day 48 – roadworks for whole day made rest stops difficult
View from our temporary camp at Alzu Petroport
Rhino’s at Alzu Petroport
Makeshift bedroom in empty office overlooking wildlife – gorgeous!
Day 49 – Principal giving out soccer balls at Sizo Primary School
Matt with Mary Glory from CIE and Principal of Sizo Primary
Township near Lyndenberg where kids from Sizo Primary live
Day 51 – Matt walking highway from Schoemanskloof to Nelspruit
Day 52 – Not far to go now!
Giving kids at a school bus stop a new ball
Day 54 – Visiting a community centre with MAKRO’s CSI Mgr
Day 55 – Great views along Crocodile River to the East of Nelspruit
Matt watching Hippo’s at Hippo Waterfront Lodge
Loved watching the Hippo’s!