Today began with me (Stephen) leaving Semenyane Village, and Mme Annna’s BnB, at 5:30 as the guys managed to get message through that they may be further ahead than they had hoped. They were varied in how far ahead, but the results are in. I managed tio finally meet up with them by the main Weir, on the Senqu, near Mantilane Village (30 03.6 S; 28 306 E), they had pushed hard and were there around 11 am. tonights (Night 6) sheduled overnight stop had been passed 15km earlier. The guys will finish today a massive 32 km ahead of where they had originally planned to.
Ahead lies a grueling 3 day stage, which will put them within striking distance (48km) of the finish point just inside the border. Tonight we will overnight in the Hapatella Camp along side the Senqu River.