Exploring Kaapsehoop

Travel is in our blood!

Travel is in our blood – what can I say. We are heading out again. Making steps into eternity, intentional about extending His Kingdom in the lives of people we meet.

AND – we finally we did it! An almost 3 week trip with just a boot full – no trailer – for 8 of us… including our food! So proud of these little peeps in learning to pack light. It makes all the difference when moving from place to place.travel is in our blood 1

 
Today’s destination is Nelspruit some 600 km away .
By 8 am we had the house cleaned and ready for our house sitter. By 8:15 am once again we felt the thrill of the road beneath our wings.
As we headed north east – dusty, dry, arid land surrounded us for the most of today. Rocky outcrops, thorn trees and dust….. so much dust…..

Fort Durnford

We are in the midst of reading Jenny Seed’s book Prince of the Bay so we couldn’t afford driving past Escort where there is Fort Durnford that was used to protect farmers from Shaka’s warriors – seen in the valley below the cannons. What a find! From historic documents, to swords and Zulu shield to a full egg collection from birds throughout Africa to dinosaur bones and a mini town scene. Soon our 20 min stop was extended into well over an hour.
Sobering scenery, road work blocks, very few places for loo breaks made for a very long, charcter building day on the road and our host house in Nelspruit such a welcoming oasis.

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