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
Photo shoot in the snow of Clarens
......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.
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
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
Hungry Hippos at Kruger
Our new friend Striker putting on a spread for us before the Serbia game.
The giraffe stadium of Nelspruit
Pre-game anthems in Nelspruit
After Cahill's opener against Serbia
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
Cooking the braai
Swazi ladies singing swazi tunes
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
Morto paying respects to the Jabulani
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
Bloemfontein goes all red and white
Germans celebrating their huge win over the poms in Bloemfontein.
Getting serious in the ticket scalping market. These signs ended up paying for themselves
Ethiopian cuisine - one of the best meals of the trip
Smoking the Shisha
Bo Kaap, Cape Town. Old Malay quarter of town where all buildings are painted funky colours
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
James on the climb to Lions Head. The perfect way to see Table Mountain and Cape Town in the one hit
Random girl overlooking Cape Town
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
Before the Semi Final between Spain and Germany
Celebrating with the lads
Action from the game
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
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,