Travel Blogs from Lesotho, South Africa

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out of this world, Lesotho, South Africa travel blog

out of this world

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... had some narrow escapes. I might get to that later.   For now I want to tell you about Lesotho, a place I was hardly aware of. A small kingdom within South Africa, but for me it was out of this world. It took my breath away. Stark and barren, subtle ...

The Top of the Magnificent Amphitheratre, Champagne Valley, Drakensbergs, South Africa travel blog

The Top of the Magnificent Amphitheratre

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... of the escarpment reminded me a lot of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia. Back down and back to the car and I began to realize why South Africa has some of the highest road death rates in the world. I would be traveling at 120km per hour on a single ...

Ginger beer and the magnificent Drakensbegs, Northern Drakensbergs, South Africa travel blog

Ginger beer and the magnificent Drakensbegs

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... Backpackers where from the front lawn we got a fantastic view of the steep cliffs of the Drakensbergs as they stretched up to Lesotho. The cliffs went on for miles and miles. After settling in we went out for a drive to check out the Amphitheatre, a ...

Mountain Kingdom, Semonkong, Lesotho travel blog

Mountain Kingdom

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... know where, Semonkong! But it was the place of The mighty Maletsunyane Falls, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in Africa, creates a haze of smoke as the water plummets 186 meters into a spectacular gorge. It is from this smoke that Semonkong ...

Out in the Mountains, Malealea, Lesotho travel blog

Out in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... the Teacher, and picture of the Pre-School children) 2. Local museum in a traditional hut where you can see plenty of Lesotho herbs and plants. 3.Village walk and garden project Children from the village take you on a walk to their homes and places ...

Hilda's or Rachel's?, Maputsoe, Lesotho travel blog

Hilda's or Rachel's?

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... to meet you, and perhaps it was more than chance” was the first line of an email I received yesterday from a young South African couple I met a few days ago. Upon hearing of my volunteer work, they expressed their desire to “do something to ...

Monk's Cowl - The Drakensberg, Forest Ranger, South Africa travel blog

Monk's Cowl - The Drakensberg

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We moved to the famous mountains of the "Drakensberg" and stopped at Monks Cowl.  Taking its name from the peak between the towering Champagne Castle and Cathkin Mountains, which is part of Drakensberg Park World Heritage site. Breathtaking ...

The mountain kingdom, Malealea, Lesotho travel blog

The mountain kingdom

A travel blog entry by angela_louise

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We entered the final new county of the trip, the tiny mountainous country called Lesotho. It felt like we had stepped straight back into Kenya. The people were poor, living off the land in huts. The scenery was spectacular. There we went on a pony trek in ...

Sani Pass, Drakensberg, South Africa travel blog

Sani Pass

A travel blog entry by kwant

Up to the ...

Pony Trek in Lesotho, Roma, Lesotho travel blog

Pony Trek in Lesotho

A travel blog entry by aldemoye

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... on all sides. Years later, Lesotho is still an independent country, but it's economy is fairly intertwined with that of South Africa. We went on a 3 hour ride that took us through landscape and villages, and culminated with a visit to an authentic ...

Drakensgburg and Lesotho, Middle of Nowhere, Lesotho travel blog

Drakensgburg and Lesotho

A travel blog entry by natecropp

... up nicely. The next day we got up early and went with some people from the hostel to Lesotho. This is a country that is completely surrounded by South Africa. It looks really weird on the map. It is a mountain kingdom that exists because the ...

Becoming the Blanket People, Basotho Village, Lesotho travel blog

Becoming the Blanket People

A travel blog entry by kytravels

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... Backpackers.  We went to a Basotho village, a small village that the hostel helps support.  Lesotho is a very poor country entirely inside South Africa.  The hostel helped build schools there and the people that live there are very grateful ...

Sani Pass, Lesotho, Lesotho travel blog

Sani Pass

A travel blog entry by alexhuchet

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... the houses or shacks were run down. However, I would imagine they live in better conditions than in the townships. What happened in South Africa after Apartheid is that a lot of the blacks came to the city to find work. Unfortunately, the cities were not ...

Day 125 - Lesotho, Malealea - Waterfall Hike, Malealea, Lesotho travel blog

Day 125 - Lesotho, Malealea - Waterfall Hike

A travel blog entry by oliveramber

... Saturday morning, we decided against it. We were going to go on a pony trek (which is meant to be the thing to do in Lesotho) but after discovering you had to walk half way with your pony in tow, decided to go for an old fashioned hike instead - me ...

All I want for Christmas...., Malealea, Lesotho travel blog

All I want for Christmas....

A travel blog entry by jlabbe

... is until now....I BADLY want a Basotho Pony!  Heath and I enjoyed three days at Malealea Lodge, high up in the mountains of Lesotho.  We sat on the roof of the truck as we took a 7km dirty road with no railing up to the lodge and marvelled ...

Mr Health??!!, Drakensburg Mountains, South Africa travel blog

Mr Health??!!

A travel blog entry by martinwilliams

... half in totally the wrong direction and as result missed horse riding!! The next day was spent climbing up the highest mountain in south Africa, 3100 meters high. Check fitness boy out. This was harder than expected, but the views from the top where worth ...

Jack of the Bushveld, Giants Castle, South Africa travel blog

Jack of the Bushveld

A travel blog entry by oneyearaway

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... to destroy that plant!      A note about the title of this post:  Unless you were born or raised in South Africa, the title probably means nothing to you.  But if you spent any part of your childhood in South Africa, you surely ...

Lesotho, Ha Makhobo, Lesotho, South Africa travel blog

Lesotho

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... not easily jujued away, such as AIDS, diabetes or physical trauma.  By the way, about 25% of the people in Lesotho, like South Africa, are HIV+.  The "healer" also uses "traditional medicine," i.e. rhino horn or leopard feet, and other things ...

Lesotho, Sani Pass and Drakensberg, Lesotho, South Africa travel blog

Lesotho, Sani Pass and Drakensberg

A travel blog entry by cat2222

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... were able to see all the way along the valley and get some good photos, but after lunch when we arrived at the 'highest pub in South Africa' the mist rolled in and we couldn't see more than a couple of meters in front of us and then it started to ...

Lesotho - Malealea, Malealea, Lesotho travel blog

Lesotho - Malealea

A travel blog entry by dell_abbs

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... Queenstown we were on the road again. We had Lesotho in our sights! A quick bit of info on Lesotho (pronounced La su tu)... Its a country inside South Africa and is the largest country within one country in the world. It didnt suffer apartheid. It is the ...

Lesotho, clowning without borders, Lesotho, South Africa travel blog

Lesotho, clowning without borders

A travel blog entry by flolafol

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Clowns without borders organises a year-long programme in Lesotho, with a number of various workshops. The concept is 3-fold train a few members of the community on how to interact with children, so they can facilitate the future workshops and organise ...

Butha Buthe - Lesotho, Butha Buthe, Lesotho travel blog

Butha Buthe - Lesotho

A travel blog entry by dell_abbs

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We left Malealea and drove through Lesotho to Butha Buthe and camped over night in a Basotho owned lodge called Mamohase. Well, he called it a lodge ut it was really his spare room and front garden. He had permission from the head of the village to open ...

Amazing Lesotho: horse riding trek, Lesotho, Lesotho travel blog

Amazing Lesotho: horse riding trek

A travel blog entry by flolafol

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Kingdom of the sky.... Lesotho, lost in the middle of South Africa. This small mountainous country, completely surrounded by South Africa, is amazingly beautiful. After 3 months in Joburg, it was a welcomed breath of fresh (very fresh at night!) air. ...

Sani Pass Challenge into Lesotho Mountain World, Some where, Lesotho travel blog

Sani Pass Challenge into Lesotho Mountain World

A travel blog entry by silo

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... the top was a 2 hours and 30 minutes hard work. We have finally made it to the top, but this was a really exciting exercise. Entering to Lesotho at the top of the 2860 m  pass was without problems. The roads up here are ...

Lesotho, hiking and taxi riding, Lesotho, Lesotho travel blog

Lesotho, hiking and taxi riding

A travel blog entry by flolafol

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... valley, it took me a few days of local taxi riding to reach the famous Sani Pass, 2874 m, the only pass between Lesotho and South Africa on the East side of the country. Famous with reason. Breath-taking landscape. Check the pictures. And have a coffee ...

Drakensberg, Drakensberg, South Africa travel blog

Drakensberg

A travel blog entry by leyte83

The Kingdom in the Sky, Lesotho, Lesotho travel blog

The Kingdom in the Sky

A travel blog entry by pricklyleaf

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... was nothing else to do as the hostel really was in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately I never got my Lesotho stamp, only my exit and re-entry into South Africa as the village we were visiting was too small and remote to have its own border post. (I'm ...

Day 13, LESOTHO, South Africa travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by arookwood

Long car day from Salt Rock to Drakensberg Mountains. Sue and I ended up upgrading to a cabin and so did the guide (Alan), cook (Benson) and driver (Harry).  It is so COLD!!!! ...

A day visit to another country!, Mkhomazi Wilderness area, South Africa travel blog

A day visit to another country!

A travel blog entry by jemmainafrica

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... an hour too early for our adventure today, I was excited and ready to go. It was a 2 hour drive to Lesotho, Lesotho is a small country in the middle of South Africa and we had booked a tour to go up Sani Pass to get into Lesotho. Sani Pass is a dirt road ...

Maluti Adventist Hospital Lesotho, Lesotho, Lesotho travel blog

Maluti Adventist Hospital Lesotho

A travel blog entry by pauljack

Arrived at Maluti Adventist Hospital for three days. We again visited orphan homes and spent time at the Maluti Adventist school where the children go to school in boxcars/containers because they are overflowing their facilities. We determined to come ...

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