Normally, I would take a flight at night in order for me to save on accommodation but alas, all the flights to Cape Town from Mauritius that day were in the morning. The promised taxi never came at the time agreed but luckily for me, the owner of the hotel kindly sent me to the airport but with a fee of course. The weather was the same as all mornings for the duration of my stay in Mauritius. Checked in for the flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg. The four and a half hours flight went smoothly as I slept soundly after breakfast was served and only woke up when the plane was over Madagascar for lunch. I had a transit of three hours before resuming my flight to Cape Town which took me two hours.
Arrived Cape Town and was met by a good friend of mine, Mogamat Toffar whom I befriended in Kuala Lumpur in 1993. We drove to his house in Surrey Estate and I had a nice meal prepared by his wife Shahieda who was also kind enough to do my laundry. Spent the night at his house as tomorrow I would embark on a twenty-two hour bus ride to Windhoek, Namibia where I would then get another bus to Swakopmund to start a twelve day overland tour to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.