Last day in Namibia

After being on the road for almost four months and getting to see some of the most beautiful sights on earth you start to think you’ve seen it all. It can’t possibly get any better than this can it?

Then you get to Namibia and things take a turn for the incredible. The scenery gets more and more breathtaking and as we enter a new and different scene it seems to get more surreal. Red dunes against blue skies are followed by endless silver grass fields before herds of zebra and springbuck crossing the road have you stopping dead in your tracks.

It has been a truly spectacular country and today, on our last day of riding here, we have been treated to incredible Mars-like scenery before crossing the final mountain with the Orange River spread before us and on the other side… South Africa.

After travelling non-stop for a third of the year with nothing but the promise of Table Mountain at the end, the sight of the final country of our trip came as a bit of a surprise. As a South African I thought it was only me who had this feeling of relief mixed with sadness and happiness when I saw the green grass of home on the other side of the river, but it seems the feeling is mutual. At least that’s what the smiles on all the riders faces told me when I told them, that’s it, that’s where we’re heading. It is time.

  — Catharina Robbertze

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