Those who know me also know that I have a special relationship to Zimbabwe, and yes, I still do, especially when it comes to music. One of my main aims this time round was to visit the tomb of Chiwoniso Maraire, who passed away in July five years ago. However, Zim more than any other one is the country that tends to create more obstacles while travelling for me, and major car issues eventually let me decide against going any extra mile. Another time!
A long weekend, from Freedom Day (April 27) to Labour or Workers’ Day, so I headed out on a road trip through Mpumalanga into southern Limpopo. One slow puncture with a semi-flat tyre, but otherwise fabulous, and very lucky at the end with an upgrade to a luxury chalet. So worth it! It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen on this continent or anywhere really. I’ll only give you some destinations with pics, but see also here for some of the highlights.