Down here in dark Africa it is warm and very, very dry. We are residing in the Free State, a province in the middle of South Africa, and it seems this is the most warm and dry province of all 9 provinces in South Africa!
Me and the "missus" are for the past 12 years on a Hayabusa, which covered already 128,000 kms. During June this year we visited the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, and we met the national president of Germany there. We had a lovely talk and stay in Zimbabwe.
Ulysses South Africa will celebrate their 20th rally in May 2018 at Goudini, in the Western Cape province. Up to date, all 30 chapter-presidents indicated that they will be present. We already started with the celebrations, by transporting a Ulysses SA colours from the most northern chapter to the rally site. It is planned that the colours will arrive in Bfn, my home town, on 26 th February 2018. We will call a party, put our scroll on the colours and then pass it on to the Queenstown chapter, in the eastern Cape province.
Our long distance trip for 2019 is already on paper. We intend to travel Botswana, enter Namibia and visit the "Ruacana waterfall", the number 14 waterfall of the big ones in the world. This waterfall is on the border between Angola and Namibia. Along the road we will stop to visit the "Hoba" meteorite, a 60 ton stone who hit the earth 80,000 years ago near "Grootfontein" in Namibia.
At Tsumeb, a small town in the northern part of Namibia, we will visit a lake where German troops, in 1915, dropped their cannons when the South African boer soldiers overpowered them. In the museum of Tsumeb some of the cannons can be seen. This trip will be about 5500 kms long, and it is tar-road all the way.
On behalf of Ulysses South Africa we wish you a peaceful festival season and a trouble-free 2018.
Kind regards and best wishes,
Ulysses South Africa