There are no real roads on the #WildCoast anymore. What you have are corrugated dirt strips, with axle-snapping potholes, herds of fatalistic #Nguni cattle, and kamikaze pigs dashing from the blood-coloured mud run-offs after the heavy summer rains. Android sheep, scrawny goats, feral dogs on the prowl, young children trekking miles to get to school … you can’t let your guard down for a single moment while navigating this Mad Max land.
Yup, the old #Transkei is pretty rough around the edges, and neither government nor civil society seem to have any answer as to how to halt – or reverse – the infrastructural decay. Public transport of any form is at best erratic, and those who can afford a vehicle will most probably destroy them in a few years. The rest of the people walk or flag down the occasional taxi in order to get to town; a journey that should take 20min, but these days you’re in for a jolting journey of an hour and a half.