Day 2 – Nuwerus to Orange River

450 km, 821 km from Cape Town


The long road through the northern cape to the Orange River today, was done in much cooler weather than we expected, so it was winter gloves and fleecy tops under the biking gear untill lunch time and as we descended into the ancient river depression the temperature rose incrementally and at the wind-still border post at Noordoewer, it was plenty hot. The easy and friendly border and customs business done we crossed the very full and fast flowing Orange and into Namibia. Today riding up the empty N7 was easy and fun, made so by the innovations we have added to our riding, mainly the comms and the cruise control which allows you to rest both arms. We camped at a fancy resort on the river and enjoyed our first river swim.