Just a short note to say we've arrive in Cape Town, safe and sound.
We left Windhoek Namibia yesterday, New Years Day at 5:00pm. It was scheduled to be a 21 hour bus ride to Cape Town, and the bus was almost exactly on time, arriving at 2:00pm this afternoon, January 2nd.
Windhoek to Cape Town, 1,500 kms (930 miles).
It was a fancy bus, with two drivers and a host, and a separate trailer for the luggage.
We didn't get any half decent pictures of the interior, but the seats recline to about 150 degrees and for a bus ride, it was pretty comfortable. The only thing a little odd was the religious connotations. They warn you in advance on the website, but there was a prayer when we left, and a prayer when we arrived. And the programming on the televisions was "Christian". Don't have a problem with that, but we just thought it was a little odd.
We paid N$850 ($92.00) each for our tickets. Only thing you have to watch is that ticket prices change constantly and you are more likely to get a better price the further in advance that you book.
Anyhow, we arrived right on time, and our couchsurfing host Mark was there to greet us.
A little tired, but there's a big Minstrel Parade happening downtown tonight, so I think we're going to try and make it to this annual event.
Happy to be in South Africa...can't wait to show you some pictures of Cape Town over the next few days!