The 10th August, the day before departure was an auspicious occasion - Johan's 40th birthday!
The full celebration happened in Johannesburg where considerable carbo-loading took place. Springbok pie, chilli-chocolate chicken, a whole table of cheeses, chocolate fountain, 4 different desserts and a chocolate birthday cake that could sink a battleship. This is what happens when the birthday boy has a top chef as a sister. Thank you Maria (and Lorraine).