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Travel Blogs from Harrismith
Yet another day with 5-6 hours in the saddle, and disaster struck! We'd finished our last Just William story........It was in sombre mood that we passed Bloemfontein. (Thanks again Nikki, William has been a God-send). Our (now silent) journey gradually took us from the dry but majestic Karoo, to the wetter and more flashy Drakensberg hills North of Lesotho. It felt like a slow and slightly unwelcome return from another world. Gone from view were the countless miles of stark bare rock, ...
... weather for the season, the alternative being snow or rain, which are rare in winter but could have been devastating. The days were glorious, with temperatures into the low teens. There was no path, but the grass was not long. After six great days of walking, still only about half-way, I was just about done in, and I walked down to Mokhotlong. I had seen three people, a young shepherd and a old couple walking up a steep pass from Natal. I never completed the ...
We spent four nights with my friends 'Me Adel, Ntate Molise and 'Me Makhotso in Phuthaditjhaba. (For an introduction to this little-visited corner of South Africa, I refer you to my Asmara to the Cape blog, the three entries dated Nov 25, Dec 1 and Dec 9). Here we visited the nearby Basotho Cultural Village, met the kids at the Khotalang Educare Centre (and gave them two new footballs), bought a vuvuzela, and ate lots of traditional food: ...
... fly by, partly due to my fantastic mix CD’s I had made before, but also because we took turns sleeping and driving. A few of the crowd were still a little groggy from St. Patty’s day, so they were definitely on the sleep shift first. As we were driving, we passed a corner and a car flashed its lights at us, we didn’t know what he meant because it was 3pm in the afternoon. We soon figured out there was a speed trap ahead, but for ...
... 4 hours of highway had lunch in a place called
Harrismith, and not long after that the mountains...I don't even know
what to say about the Drakensberg, it's just too big and impressive to
Drakensberg: getting closer
And the photos don't do it justice either. I met ...
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