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Mar 31, 2011 - The journey "home" to Bela Bela (Warmbad)

March 30th Last day on the road, and we’re heading “home” – home, that is to our friends in Bela Bela, aka Warmbad. We leave Mpumalanga region early this morning and will be back into Gauteng this afternoon, both of which, I believe, are part of Limpopo Province which used to be called the Transvaal. (I think I've got that right, but someone please feel free to correct me.) The owner of the guest house in Graskop told us to be sure to look into the tiny town of Dullstroom en route because of all the great shops there. Well, if there’s one...

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Mar 21, 2011 - Back at Bela Bela (aka Warmbad)

March 21st Today, Monday, is a holiday in South Africa – Human Rights Day – which kind of took everyone by surprise having been on the road and cycling for so long and kind of losing track of the days. Bruce and Charles took off after breakfast to do a long ride (about 80 - 90 Kms) and Anschu and I planned to go into Bela Bela and get a few things done. Didn't happen – everything is closed. So we did the next best thing – we did lunch! Back at the farm I sat down with my laptop on the veranda, watching animals coming down to the fence,...

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Mar 18, 2011 - "I forgot my pistol!"

March 18th Andre and Lucia arrived early (07:30) and, with six pairs of hands to help, the van and trailer were unloaded in no time. Andre and Lucia have invited us to visited them on the game farm where they have a house this coming weekend but, in the meantime we are heading to Charles’ and Anschu’s home on a game farm at Bela Bela (Warmbads) about 140 Kms north of Johannesburg. They had both their vehicles there in J’Burg so Bruce went with Charles and I went with Anschu and had a lovely drive and chat with her (after a stop at the Pik...

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Feb 14, 2011 - Johannesburg to Bela Bela (a.k.a. Warmbad)

11 Feb. Had a fractured sleep and was up at 6am. Went to the milk factory with Charles. Tania works there with him and was there doing the cash. Seems the bank has a 1 or 2 percent charge for cash so a lot of businesses just move the money around to avoid the charge. About 400 restaurants purchase the products from their dairy and only some are on credit. The raw milk suppliers, I guess, are also on a cash basis (but not positive of that fact). They also package juice, yoghurt, sour milk and make cheese when there is a milk surplus. Charles...

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