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Week 1 - Mseleni to Bulembu

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Check out the photos of our first week. They took ages to upload and the internet cafe is now closing. The article will follow shortly.....

Mseleni to Bulembu - a good start.

Summary of Week 1 16th-22nd June

It was a full week ago now that we left Mseleni.

What has happened in that week - our 1st on the road?

We made it (with a little help from our friends) to the first nights campsite at Lake Jozini and spent a wonderful evening being completely spoilt. Jeanne, Laurence, Henrik, Carri and Merion (so sorry about the spelling) gave us an evening we won’t forget and set us up with a very good start to our trip.

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399 Kilometres were covered,

1 set of brake pads were used up,

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Swaziland was traversed,

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The Jozini road was conquered

and the Ubombo mountains were summited.

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We were fed copious amounts of food and treated to a boat safari by Derreck and Odette - Thank you very much.

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We said our fond farewells to friends and colleagues in Mseleni. Saying goodbye is always so hard. We will miss everyone there so much.

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We were reunited with friends in Northern Swaziland for a truly wonderful and unforgettable weekend of hiking, rugby and banagrams!

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Rob got familiar with the bikes gearing mechanisms (thanks Rob :0))

Pol mastered the GPS

The GPS found us and awesome camping spot just before crossing into Swaziland when we were too tired to keep going

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We met Qhing Qhing Dlamini at the excellent Ngwavuma Backpackers in Southern Swaziland

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We reached the Northern Swaziland border post of Bulembu after as the lonely planet put it a "pretty hilly road" -
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just to clarify that's a beautiful but extremely hilly gravel track!!!

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We loved Bulembu. The ex-asbestos mine is re-juvenating itself after the collapse of the economy when the mine closed in 2000.

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It's been a good week!!

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