26 February 1992
Each time when we pack the car we realize that a Volkswagen Jetta is not the ideal car for touring around wild Africa and so a dream is born. It is great car, do not misunderstand me, but not build for wild Africa. There and then we come out with ideas of how a real touring car should look like...if you follow the rest of my blogs of touring in Africa you will see how this dream came to realization.
Next stop: Nyazure which is situated in the mountains and I am reminded of the Tzaneen area, but with fynbos like in the Cape. Big farms with Salmon dams and huge farm houses, we camp near a natural swimming pool with its own beach.
The wind start blowing late at night and the braai fire started burning. The camp site is in a plantation and we killed the fire before we burnt down the trees. In the area we found lots of little craft shops selling weaved articles, carpets and jerseys. We buy a lot of great stuff here. At Worlds view it feels like the whole of Africa is at your feet. We are
now on the high felt and could not believe that we are lighting a fire at the lodge we rented at Rhodes Camp. The next day we set of to the Matarazi waterfall - now just a thing thin waterfall.
We find 3 artists painting at this lovely spot. We drive a 68 km detour to eat delicious scones and then went for lunch at Lizl and Stephen. We met the couple a few years ago when we stayed in the same block of flats. Stephen decided to leave his job to come and farm in Zimbabwe,
again we feel like kings and queens as we ate a wonderful lunch. Because of the severe drought things are difficult for farmers at the moment, especially tobacco farmers. Stephen kept an eye on the small clouds forming on the horizon and gets excited; he did not see clouds for a long time. The staff even washed and ironed our clothes!!