This is the last S.A. Ride report. Moorreesburg, where I had stayed at the invitation of an old friend, is only 100 km from Cape Town. The 'adventure' is nearly over. I stopped at Swartland Service Station, on the N7, briefly. Then it was the final leg back to Motorrad Rentals at BMW Pavilion after more than 7,100 km so far. Seeing Table Mountain from the N7 on my final approach to Cape Town caused me mixed feelings. It was good to have completed the ride, but bad that this was the last day.
My flight to London was not until the evening. There was plenty of time for a ride around the city.
Cape Town will always be special for me.
This was taken from Beach Road at Green Point.......
....... and this is at Surrey Place off Beach Road. WAKAME restaurant is here.
There was some cloud on the mountain - normal - but at sea level it was a beautiful day.
This is the new work-in-progress football stadium. The football World Cup 2010 will be very interesting.
I have procrastinated long enough. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is very close to BMW Pavilion. I called in at the V & A for one last time. This little Honda with a young couple on board single pulled up next to me.
I said, "Hello," to the young couple. "Have you come far?"
"From England!" was the reply.
My easy 7,210 km tarmac (mainly) ride around South Africa on a big BMW1200GSA suddenly seemed very straight forward and un-noteworthy. Time to hand the bike back to Danie at BMW Motorrad.
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