Self Drive Questions on SA and Namibia
Need answers from those over there!
We are considering a self-drive trip the next time after or before the hunt. I would consider both Namibia (first) and South Africa as places we would consider driving. I'm more comfortable with Namibia and would like some first hand information from SA residents about driving there say between Cape Town and PE and then up to JoBerg.
1. How does one plan over night accommodations along the road (Safety in mind and dinner)?
2. Obviously from what I have seen in riding with PHs, night time driving has its own set of safety procedures (like a red robot or STOP sign is only a goal and not a requirement to stop)? What precautions are necessary if caught out after dark?
3. Stopping for gas and/or cold drinks and lunch what does one look for in a good safe place for this if we're not locally in the know?
4. Goes along with 3 above, how do you pick a restaurant along the road and how do you protect the vehicle as we won't have trackers along riding on top of the packed vehicle like we have had when traveling with a PH :-)