8 May — Part 3: Hitgeheim Country Lodge
Just before we left PE for Addo, we discussed how you can see someone’s personality in the way they ride a motorbike. This gave us all the giggles as we analyzed different traits in each of us and all our guides to date.
If it was true for Archie, the owner of Hitgeheim Country Lodge, he is slighly naughty, quite adventurous, large and a born leader. He did not disappoint. He is also incredibly funny, very, very generous and owns one of the most beautiful lodges I have ever visited. We sat for hours
just looking at the view, deeply relaxed.
I’m sorry I did not see his daughter Martina ride her beautiful KTM 990, but I’m pretty sure that super-competent would have been the conclusion.
Martina put together and hosted the most spectacular event of our quest so far. In Addo! She arranged for the hangar to be cleared out, planes parked outside, caterers to come in. Hired tables, chairs etc. Huge TV screen put up, aloes in pots, candles in glass bowls, it was beyond spectacular.
There were close to 70 people who came to listen to Dave story and we had to rely on the generator running out of fuel around midnight to get us in bed at any reasonable time. What a day! What a gal!
Lucky for Dave we also managed to get a few km of dirt road for his Harley for the day, no day seems to be complete without it. Archie and many of his friends also ride their Harleys on the dirt. I’m slowly changing my opinion on what these beautiful machines can do. And then off course the difference between riders and bikers is becoming more apparent every day.