Distance: 112km (Cumulative: 3 535km)
Moving time: 02:46
Average speed: 41km/h
Road surface: 50% Tar, 50% Gravel
Lekhubu Island - R270 p.p
Awesome location with lots of giant Baobabs, campsite has no facilities.
We left at around 09:00 and set off to Lekhubu Island via Mmatshumo where the island reception is and the tar road ends.
The gravel road was fairly bad again, but we made good time and got to the island around 11:00. We drove around the island and stopped at two giant Baobabs for some photos before choosing a campsite. There was only one campsite occupied so we could choose the best one with the most shade.
We had eggs for lunch and then stayed in the shade until the afternoon. We went for a walk on the island looking at the weird and wonderful baobab trees changing colour in the setting sun.
By this time the campsites were almost filled, and people were walking on the island. We realised it’s Heritage Day in South Africa, so we had to make a fire even though we didn’t have any meat left.
Jaco made delicious pap again, which in retrospect is probably the most appropriate thing to braai on Heritage Day.