Very close to the end, I reached yesterday my 26000th kilometer, in South Africa, in the hills of Namakwaland. The tough but scenic 90 km on gravel brought me for the last time of the journey over 1000m (in Leliefontein) in yet another fantastic day.
In the past weeks, I cycled through the Namibian exclusive diamond mining area until Lüderitz, a nice surprise in the desert. I’ve been underground in the zinc mine of Rosh Pinah, took an incredibly stunning road in the Ai-Ais national park along the Orange river, fetched my new passport in Windhoek, and crossed over to South Africa, the last country. I am now in Garies (Northern Cape).
I plan to follow the coastal fishing villages from now on, and unless the winds blow me back to Namibia, I will be in Cape Town next week.