I don’t usually do the Travel Theme challenge because writing takes up so much time. When it comes to roads, however, Africa must have the most interesting roads of all – and I thought I’d share a few…
Only in Africa: first cross the river, then drive over the bridge.
The road to The Hell – or Gamkaskloof – offers breathtaking scenery and some breathless moments
The bridge that wasn’t
And sometimes you have to hold your breath…the pole sticking out an your left is what you’re aiming at…to the right is a deep hole. (First do a walk-through after having made sure there are no beasties around)
Of course there are main roads, tarred roads and speedways; but it’s much more fun negotiating a fast exit past an elephant.
Don’t get the wrong impression, though: most roads are first-world standard. In Southern Africa you’ll seldom need to leave the tar to get to major destinations. However, the allure of the road less travelled will always tempt the explorer in each of us. And that, in famous words, makes all the difference.