Taking the wrong Rhodes Home

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The road around Umtata to the Wild Coast was a hell-raiser!  Not because of the actual road but because of the drivers. They all seemed to be driving like there was no tomorrow, willing to risk their lives (and the lives of oncoming motorists) by overtaking on blind rises, double lines or speeding like they were on a German Autobahn, but with horses, cows and donkeys posing as minor obstacles. I wasn’t very excited about retracing our skid marks and so I thought it might be more relaxing to take the long road home via Satan’s Nek Pass, Elliot and finally Rhodes.

The plan was to drive to KwaZulu-Natal via the mountains in the Eastern Cape – a part of the Drakensberg that neither of us had explored. It made perfect sense to take the long road back and to get a taste of what we’ve heard from so many…

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