Friday, 21 October 2011

Day1 - Leg5 - Bots+Zim - Grey-Green Greasy Limpopo

This is the daily blog from, in particular a short series on the Botswana and Zimbabwe - Giraffe tour we attended during July 2011. Check out the plans and route for the trip here.
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

Well - we had made it to the border post into Botswana from South Africa. We did the one half of the border process and then rode across the Limpopo river to the Botswana side border control.

It is so true what Rudjard Kipling said in his - Just so stories . The Elephant's child  'Go to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, and find out.'

As you can see in the pictures its a rather long narrow bridge which only allows traffic across in one direction at a time. We were not sure of the protocol, seeing no traffic lights, so just went anyway. With the bikes it is easier to pull up on the side and take photographs.

The main narrow bridge over the river

Looking down the river - it is grey-green

View from the other end of the bridge

Charlie B followed by Doggie riding over the bridge

YES! Were here! What a great day's riding

Nothing like holding up the traffic posing with the bikes for pictures!

Kieran on his KTM

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