One flight down, two to go.
===Sparky and I got on our plane in Durban, albeit short of all our ammo, much to our dismay. Long story short, some people are just plain incompetent and it ain't me and Sparky.
So, we make it to Johannesburg, find the lady with the guns - our guns, actually - and headed off to find the KLM check in. Our biggest concern was the cannons - some people just get touchy around guns. We did the automated check in and investigated the price of an upgrade to business class. Let me say this, I am currently sitting in the Air France/KLM Executive Lounge, drinking and eating, enjoying myself and looking forward to our 11 hours of comfortable flight.
To the guns... We were standing in line to check our baggage and one fellow took a look at the guns and left. He returned shortly with another short and officious character who stood with us through the baggage line up and informed us he would be taking care of our gun issues. We got through the line up and followed him to a tiny little office. He knew what he wanted and we knew what to give him. He had us sign a book and he told us he would personally take good care of our guns. It was a great relief.
The rest of the process was easy - hurry up and wait - and here we are sitting in the lounge for the next five hours, pretty much drinking our faces off, or not.
We'll see what kind of adventure we can find on the next leg of our journey.