One of the things that I missed most when I was abroad was the massive lightning storms you experience in this part of the world. I have once read that it is one of the areas in the world with the highest concentration of lightning strikes. I went and did a bit of research, and we do rate up there. Check out the map I included at the bottom of this post (from geology.com).
My brother Willie explained it very well at a braai the other day: “Just forty minutes or so of pure bliss, then it’s all gone. Love it!” Last night was a different story though. The storm/storms were around well into the night, and the lightning was something to behold. Here is couple of shots from last night’s storms.