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Soccer & Servos

Winding our way across SA on the scent of football and sausage rolls

sunny 17 °C

No time for talk. Please enjoy a selection of photos from the last three weeks of our trip:

After the sun of Durban we traveled inland to the Free State town of Clarens. At -10 degrees, spooning became a necessity

After the sun of Durban we traveled inland to the Free State town of Clarens. At -10 degrees, spooning became a necessity

Photo shoot in the snow of Clarens

Photo shoot in the snow of Clarens

......we had been swimming at the beach in Durban almost 24 hours earlier

......we had been swimming at the beach in Durban almost 24 hours earlier

Sun City. A tacky Vegas wannabe gambling complex. Loved it - and made money too. We also ran into the whole Ghanaian football side here before their game against the aussies.

Sun City. A tacky Vegas wannabe gambling complex. Loved it - and made money too. We also ran into the whole Ghanaian football side here before their game against the aussies.

In a bar in Rustenburg after the 1-1 draw with Ghana, we ran into our old mate Pete Sherry who Morto and I grew up with in Warrnambool. Unbelievable, since he was supposed to be in London. Pete then became our new travel partner for the next week.

In a bar in Rustenburg after the 1-1 draw with Ghana, we ran into our old mate Pete Sherry who Morto and I grew up with in Warrnambool. Unbelievable, since he was supposed to be in London. Pete then became our new travel partner for the next week.

Inquisitive giraffe in Kruger National Park

Inquisitive giraffe in Kruger National Park

Buck hunting

Buck hunting

Impala

Impala

The rhino that completed our big 5 sightings

The rhino that completed our big 5 sightings

The leopard that walked by our car in Kruger. I must have scanned at least 1000 trees to no avail before this guy decided to come and find us on the bitumen

The leopard that walked by our car in Kruger. I must have scanned at least 1000 trees to no avail before this guy decided to come and find us on the bitumen

Hungry Hippos at Kruger

Hungry Hippos at Kruger

Our new friend Striker putting on a spread for us before the Serbia game.

Our new friend Striker putting on a spread for us before the Serbia game.

The giraffe stadium of Nelspruit

The giraffe stadium of Nelspruit

Pre-game anthems in Nelspruit

Pre-game anthems in Nelspruit

After Cahill's opener against Serbia

After Cahill's opener against Serbia

Socceroo celebrations

Socceroo celebrations

Signing off with the socceroos - despite a grand performance from the boys, a 2-1 win over Serbia proved to be too little and we would be following Germany into the knock-out stages

Signing off with the socceroos - despite a grand performance from the boys, a 2-1 win over Serbia proved to be too little and we would be following Germany into the knock-out stages

The socceroo family commiserating

The socceroo family commiserating

Cooking the braai

Cooking the braai

Swazi dancing

Swazi dancing

....and more

....and more

The Dr

The Dr

Swazi ladies singing swazi tunes

Swazi ladies singing swazi tunes

Swazi lodgings - traditional village in Swaziland

Swazi lodgings - traditional village in Swaziland

Boerewors (sausage) stand in small town South Africa. Sausages, sausage rolls and pasties have become staples during our road trips which have come to total 7500km so far

Boerewors (sausage) stand in small town South Africa. Sausages, sausage rolls and pasties have become staples during our road trips which have come to total 7500km so far

Morto paying respects to the Jabulani

Morto paying respects to the Jabulani

Mullet is sure to get a game in Brazil 2014 after Wayne Rooney's 2010 performances

Mullet is sure to get a game in Brazil 2014 after Wayne Rooney's 2010 performances

The happy boys that we sold our tickets to for an inflated price. The boys weren't happy for long

The happy boys that we sold our tickets to for an inflated price. The boys weren't happy for long

Bloemfontein goes all red and white

Bloemfontein goes all red and white

Germans celebrating their huge win over the poms in Bloemfontein.

Germans celebrating their huge win over the poms in Bloemfontein.

Getting serious in the ticket scalping market. These signs ended up paying for themselves

Getting serious in the ticket scalping market. These signs ended up paying for themselves

Ethiopian cuisine - one of the best meals of the trip

Ethiopian cuisine - one of the best meals of the trip

Smoking the Shisha

Smoking the Shisha

Bo Kaap, Cape Town. Old Malay quarter of town where all buildings are painted funky colours

Bo Kaap, Cape Town. Old Malay quarter of town where all buildings are painted funky colours

Long St, Cape Town

Long St, Cape Town

Argentinians celebrating the demise of Brazil in the streets of Cape Town. The Netherlands had won 2-1 about 4 hours beforehand and this guy had already produced a coffin. 1 day later he would be able to put his own flag on the box

Argentinians celebrating the demise of Brazil in the streets of Cape Town. The Netherlands had won 2-1 about 4 hours beforehand and this guy had already produced a coffin. 1 day later he would be able to put his own flag on the box

James on the climb to Lions Head. The perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town in the one hit

James on the climb to Lions Head. The perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town in the one hit

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Random girl overlooking Cape Town

Random girl overlooking Cape Town

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town. We watched Germany defeat the Argentinians 4-0 here.

Green Point Stadium, Cape Town. We watched Germany defeat the Argentinians 4-0 here.

The view of the semi final venue from our Durban hotel room

The view of the semi final venue from our Durban hotel room

Before the Semi Final between Spain and Germany

Before the Semi Final between Spain and Germany

Celebrating with the lads

Celebrating with the lads

Action from the game

Action from the game

A happy Fernando Torres leaves the field in front of our newly acquired category 1 seats

A happy Fernando Torres leaves the field in front of our newly acquired category 1 seats

Moses Mabhida stadium after the 1-0 win to Spain

Moses Mabhida stadium after the 1-0 win to Spain

One match to go now and it's the big one. An attempt will be made to produce a special World Cup Final edition of the blog but there are no promises.

See youse soon,

the Boys

Posted by MOB 05:16 Archived in South Africa Tagged backpacking

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That dude's hat is amazing.

by andythompy

Great pics boys!

by Dooza

Another brillian post lads.

I see the snow makes you do the same goofy smile, must be something you ate?

Dr pic is awesome, is that what Milli Vanilli are up to these days?

Great post, helps take the edge out of Adelaide.

Kerr

by MOB

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