On the Road
One final push and we'll be back where we started. We skirt Bloemfontein, refuel in Kroonstad, but other than that, it's only the occasional toll booth that slows us down. The skyscape is the hero in this flat, featureless land. We cross the Vaal River and the road starts to undulate a little, outlying 'burbs begin to spill into the dips. As the city creeps closer the traffic increases and buildings smudge the skyline. We swap national roads for motorway, and our focus turns to deciphering signage and choosing the right off ramps. When mine dumps appear we know the trip is almost over. This is Jo'burg, it couldn't be anywhere else in the world. We've come full circle. We're home.