Got up very slowly this morning - I think everyone is in quite a bit of pain. Packed up the car and headed out of Lesotho. The road down from Sani Pass into South Africa is incredible. Very narrow, very steep, very winding, but the views are amazing. Looking at the sheer cliffs of the escarpment on this side of the country it's pretty easy to see how Lesotho managed to remain independent of the surrounding South Africa!
After passing through the border (another easy one) it was a drive through the very different (i.e. flat) farmlands of South Africa. We stopped for gas and then about twenty kilometers on the car died. We quickly determined that the fuel pump wasn't working (no noise). This is the fuel pump that we had installed just over two months ago in Namibia. Luckily the old pump is still in the fuel tank (the new one was mounted externally), so we just had to drop the tank (which was just filled), reattach the wires, then bypass the new pump. It only took us a bit over an hour which is pretty impressive - but it's still very annoying that the pump failed.
The first hostel we checked out in Durban didn't have parking so we ended up at a hostel quite a ways out of town - it's very nice though. Went shopping and got tons of food and Dean prepared a feast for Darrelle's birthday - roast lamb / potatoes / sweet potatoes / onions, gem squash and gravy.