Tuesday, October 2 I arrived at the end of the morning at Addo Elephant National Park in which I sought the wild animals during nearly four hours. As usual I did not discover the “big five predators”. At this latitude contrary to Namibia and Botswana the landscape of medium mountains is green strewn with flowers of golden button color . I bivouacked to approximately 3 km away from the Main Gate behind the railway line.
The target of the Wednesday, October 3 was to visit the Alpine village of Hogsback at approximately 1200 meters of altitude. But while leaving my bivouac the rain fell thick and it accompanied me to the village with the fog which wrapped me as of the 900 meters of altitude. It is very famous for its climate, its gardens and its population of artists in all kinds. There are some galleries besides. But at the time of my visit the sludge as well as the pot-holes gorged with water were especially omnipresent with a temperature of 8°C in the absence of the tourists. I compel myself to visit the St Patrick on the Hall church which is not without charm in spite of its recent construction. With the recommendation of the Tourist office I establish my bivouac in Swallowtail Country Estate.
Thursday, October 4 on the way towards Port St Johns I stopped in Mthatha to pay homage to Nelson Mandela by visiting the museum which is dedicated to him. The rooms are the reconstitution of his life and his combat to obtain the end of apartheid. Then on the road R 61 I found a bivouac in a field enough swine by the accumulation of refuse of any nature.
Friday, October 5 was a very long driving day to join Wild-Coast at St Johns then the village of Umgababa where is Protea Hotel with its vast campsite, its very clean sanitary buildings as well as an laundromat and dryer. I remained two nights there. Indeed on Monday, October 8 I have an appointment at Mercedes-Benz for the routine maintenance of my vehicle.
Sunday, October 7 I left with regrets the sumptuous caravan park of Protea Hotel to go to Umhlanga close to Mercedes-Benz. On the way I made a short stop in Durban Central to take some pictures of the historical buildings. While arriving to Mercedes-Benz I warned the vast car park on which I installed my tepee with the authorization of guarding.