Thursday, 19 June 2014

My Mzansi 14/6 - In transit

It was Youth Day and we had a long weekend.

Everybody was getting out, the highway was in shutdown.


Egoli* (City of Gold) glistening in the setting sun
*Johannesburg


Later that night, we took a double-up (short-cut). 

Farm roads in the full moon


En route to the hunting camp.

Nosy cattle, thinking we're bringing food


It was a long day on the back of the bakkie. 

Young huntsmen

3 comments:

  1. Is the bakkie the name of the vehicle or the tray on the back? In Australia these vehicles are called utes (short for utility vehicle). I love how every country has its own take on these useful vehicles.
    I love seeing your country through your photographs with the personal touches.

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    1. Thanksm, Jodie!
      It's the name of the vehicle, because of the tray in the back (the "bak"). Here we call all LDV's up to 3t a bakkie, bigger than that it becomes a truck or lorry. Utes like you have are also slowly making their way here. On our return from Aus in 2006 I saw the fist General Motors (Holden) utes here (Devil Yellow, I remember!) and also the industrial ones with aluminium-type trays. But the ones like in the photo far outnumber them.

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