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The Crossing

Mon 11 Jan 2021

Shareholder Malcolm and his family were some of the first to make the trip back into Botswana after so many months of closed borders. His trip on the main road to the reserve was a tricky affair after record rains had fallen in December. This is his story:

“COVID regulations required that we present immigration on both sides of the RSA/Botswana border with a negative Covid-19 test result that was issued (not tested) less than 72 hours before crossing. The border crossing, from arrival at the boom on the RSA (Groblersbrug) side to driving through the boom on the Botswana side (Martins Drift) took exactly 1 hour and 19 minutes. We thought that was not too bad considering that the border had only been open for two weeks. The staff on both sides were typically friendly. Anyway, the excellent rains experienced in the region immediately before our arrival set us a much more exciting challenge. The attached video is a very short example of the Tuli Reserve Road between Sherwood and Zanzibar.”

Video: Malcolm Campbell