Need help with South Africa trip


Apr 27th, 2003, 06:30 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Ella, I don't recall you saying where you are coming from. If it isn't the UK, then you ought to be advised that in Southern Africa they drive on the "other side of the road" from Europe and the Americas. Not a problem on the divided highways, but otherwise, you need your wits about you for the first couple of days. Another thing to mention is that a lot of South African drivers suffer from a "heavy foot" syndrome. It is not at all uncommon to be driving at 140 kph (88 mph) and have a steady stream of vehicles flashing you to move over out of the fast lane. The posted limit on the divided highways is generally 120 kph.

I looked at the website for Dullstroom that traci mentioned, trying to find a tea room named Rose Cottage(I think that was the name), but it may have closed or changed its name. Dullstroom is a nice break enroute to Kruger and Rose Cottage served the most scrumpious scones with heavy cream and stawberry jam on the side.

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