Gokwe district

Our job takes us on some interesting roads:

GokweThis is climbing down one of the escarpments found all over the Gokwe area.

Below is a pic of a place where the animals have been licking the rock, probably for millennia…GokweIts quite a nice view from here (looking north)GokweThis pic was taken an hour or so earlier – slightly to the right of the view above.GokweThat minibus is nearly MIA in that pothole, and I cant remember what it looked like when it got to this one  – bottom left! I think there were three people on top of that minibus! GokweMost often in this area, everyone drives in the ditch!

The roads in these two pics below are what we commonly drive on! I’m always wary of Mopane veld – a burnt Mopane stick slips through a tyre very easily  – something to do with both the carbon and the hardness of the Mopane heartwood.

Gokwe P1080500This road (above) is a fairly substantial one – often the bushes scratch the side of our car.

TsolotshoSome are pretty sandy! Tsolotsho


15 thoughts on “Gokwe district

  1. Very nice pictures Frankie….l once visited the area going to Mafungautsi forest it seems Gokwe is maintaining its beauty. thanks for the images

    • That is on the left as you travel to Gokwe? After that amazing climb up, up, up that long straight road? Zhamba isn’t the little village called? Or Zhombe? We didn’t work in there, but Im told the forest is being cut down rapidly and its borne out if you look at the satellite image. Certainly from the road, it looks as beautiful as ever. I do hope we get a job in the Mafungautsi Forest sometime, Id love to photograph it

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