Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cold and wet road to Kimberley

We woke up to the sounds of thunder and rain and realized that we hadn't really checked the weather forecasts since the weather hardly changes in Africa. But in South Africa the situation is different and there is a storm front crossing the nation. 

We left the hotel at 9:30 in the cold and the rain; it was 10 deg. C and got down to 8.5 along the route to Kimberley which was 530 km away. We stopped one midway to have something warm to drink and continued until we reached the Hadida guest house by 4:30.

Shivering from the cold we called a taxi to take us to the only restaurant open that night for dinner, and slept with the heaters running all night.