They were nervous and jittery and shot Rob in the groin, after which they fled the scene without taking a single thing. Rob's wife and daughters had to carry him up through the bushes to their car and then found a TB hospital 15 km away where two doctors tried to save his life. Without blood transfusion equipment, they lost the battle and he died within two hours from loss of blood. This was one of the saddest events I have attended. He has left a void in the architectural and sailing world and will be sorely missed. Our condolences go to his family. For those of us that travel into the wild corners of South Africa, be aware that you need to be prepared and vigilant at all times.
Looking at the beautiful side of life, we have three new productions for you this week. All of them are wonderful experiences. For adventure bikers and 4x4 enthusiasts the Swartmoddefontein Pass will provide plenty of adrenaline and stunning scenery. Check it out!
1. Seweweeks Poort (Part 1) probably the most visually stunning 17 kms of gravel road in South Africa.
2. Seweweeks Poort (Part 2) - so terrific, you will want to turn around and drive it a second time.
3. Swartmodderfontein Pass - a remote and isolated gravel road pass 15 km south east of Matatiele in the Eastern Cape.
Above: Exquisite scenery near Swartmodderfontein Pass / Photo: Trygve Roberts