Day 10: From Magersfontein to Britstown
Today I saddled up for my first propper moonboot safari from Magersfontein to Hopetown, Strydenburg and Kambro farm close to Britstown; a total of 200 km and 12.5 hours of riding. The landscape has drastically changed sine I entered the Karoo. It's dry, and the bushes have definitely and exclusively replaced the ever present maize fields and instead of cattle there is sheep only. The racial mix has also shifted and instead of black people its mostly coloured people. The rencontre of the day no doubt was Eddie. A South African who has been walking across the country for five years. He said that he started trekking after a stroke. Ideal distance per day: 25 kilometers. He likes the east for its landscape, dislikes it for it ever present witch craft and likes the west for its peace. A wonderful chap! Tomorrow it's 170 km to a farm between Victoria West and Loxton.