Just behind the border to Zimabwe we were surprised about being stopped by officials. The Touareg was searched through very accurately, because of the tsetse fly, which exists in Zambia, but not in Zimbabwe. On all our prior stops at this border, this had never happened.
We did not drive via Harare but took a shortcut through Zimbabwe. In spring time the grassland gets very dry and we spotted open fires close to the road here and there. It is always fascinating to see how many buses from the 60ties are still around here, driving on the streets, highly loaded with all kind of stuff on their roofs. The roads are better now and we make good progress on our way to the south. In the evening we passed Gweru to reach the border to South Africa shortly afterwards. The Beitbridge border is one of the busiest borders of South Africa but at our arrival we had luck as almost all overland busses just left and we could pass within 30 minutes.