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// APRIL 2017
Where there is a will, there is a way
Johannesburg
Polokwane
Musina
Matobo National Park
Hwange National Park
Livingstone
Kwekwe
Mutare
Lydenburg
Vryburg
Kang
Maun
Zeerust
Johannesburg
Beitbridge
Victoria Falls
Binga
Gokwe
Great Zimbabwe
Komatipoort
Graskop
Blyde River Canyon
Ohrigstad
Pilgrimsrest
Kimberley
Mahikeng
Letlhakane
Gaborone
Soweto

Mutare (Zimbabwe)
 


27nth of April 2017
Great Zimbabwe, Monument of Universal Heritage of UNESCO!!!

We had a super breakfast and then we went to the local police station, so as to solve the matter with the spot fines. 

Having persuaded myself that we were on a mission to introduce Zimbabwe to the world, through our site, I managed to persuade the Officer-in charge-of traffic too.

He put a formal stamp on the Over Border Letter of Authority given to us by the Hertz Company representative in Victoria Falls_ stating that it was forbidden to pay spot fines, for minor traffic offences, taking place only within Zimbabwe, according to the law of the country, since we were driving a rental car coming from another country_ took a card of our site, mytravellingdays.com and escorted me out of the police station.

So, in a sportive mood, we started our journey to Great Zimbabwe.

At the first roadblock, outside the city, I presented my Letter of Authority, now officially stamped by the Officer-in charge-of traffic and I demanded with true grit not to disturb us, since we did have an important mission to complete. I guess the young police officer bought it, because she let us continue our journey.  

I wasn’t all that lucky at the second roadblock though…The police officer who stopped us was an angry man who behaved like a wild bull when I tried my trick.
He asked us to pull over and was ready to give us a traffic fine. But then, I lost my temper too and demanded he should call the officer in charge.  
I wan the battle at the end, but from then on I changed tactic. Anytime we were stopped by the police I was smiling, asking for the condition of the roads and exchanging jokes with them. That worked, because we didn’t take any fine till reaching eventually, Great Zimbabwe .



It is a ruined city in the southeastern Zimbabwe, built upon hills with granite rocks (100mt of height) and was the capital city of the kingdom of Zimbabwe, during the country’s Late Iron Age. 

The ruins that survive are built entirely of stone. Great Zimbabwe is a Monument of Universal Heritage of UNESCO and one of its extraordinary characteristics is its walls, with height that goes beyond five mt, constructed without mortar. 



We climbed up there like wild goats, enjoyed the magnificent views and then started our journey to Mutare, the city where from we would cross the border to Mozambique, next day. 

In our hotel, Holiday Inn I took information concerning the visa for Mozambique and after an unsuccessful attempt to withdraw some dollars from a nearby bank’s cash machine, we returned to our hotel for some rest.

 

Country: South Africa
Date: 2017
Route: Southeastern Africa 2017
Cities: Johannesburg, Polokwane, Musina, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Livingstone, Kwekwe, Mutare, Lydenburg, Vryburg, Kang, Maun, Zeerust, Johannesburg
Duration: 12
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Population: 54.960.000
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Country: South Africa
Date: 2017
Route: Southeastern Africa 2017
Cities: Johannesburg, Polokwane, Musina, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Livingstone, Kwekwe, Mutare, Lydenburg, Vryburg, Kang, Maun, Zeerust, Johannesburg
Duration: 12
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Population: 54.960.000
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Country: South Africa
Date: 2017
Route: Southeastern Africa 2017
Cities: Johannesburg, Polokwane, Musina, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Livingstone, Kwekwe, Mutare, Lydenburg, Vryburg, Kang, Maun, Zeerust, Johannesburg
Duration: 12 days
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Population: 54.960.000
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