Three Trees at Spioenkop
Travel Blogs from Bergville
... and believe that evil spirits hide in corners. We crossed bac into South Africa, same deal, customs office on the way out of Swaziland and again on the way back into SA. The first town we came to was called Dundee. This was settled by a Scottish guy named Peter Smurf in 1882. They got a railroad in 1889. The same year, the Boer war was started in this town. There is a lot of coal here, 2.7 million Tonne of high quality coal still lays ...
On to Thendele Camp in the Royal Natal national Park, in the northern Drakensberg. More spectacular country. Did an hour's horse riding - Colin could not quite decide which is more uncomfortable - whether on a horse back for an hour or a camel's back for an hour (when in Morocco a few years ago!). I enjoyed it! Had our first braai (BBQ) under watchful eyes of our baboon ...
... One of the cameras, the one put up near the Hyena scat, had run out of battery which resets the card.
The camera I checked, the one on the road, was a disappointment just because the pictures of us posing hadn't come out, maybe due to the dust produced by the car going past. It did, however, have an aardvark and a honey badger bum on it! Exciting times! In addition to standard giraffe, kudu and duiker.
Whilst on the walk we came across a lot of leopard prints, and found ...
... plateau that makes up the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. The waterfall is less memorable - as it's the end of the dry season it's more of a water-trickle. At least there's still a bathable pool at the top, the temperature as bracing as Forrest Gump's leg supports. The views are the usual - canyons, forest, plains, rivers blah blah blah. The only thing more boring than doing a hike is writing about it. Or possibly reading that write ...
Today we were on erosion control. Which meant we spent all morning moving rocks into places in the road where the recent rain has already dramatically eroded the sides of the road.
So yeah, boring and tiring haha. Although weirdly satisfying.
We were told before lunch we would be laying down hay and grass, and maybe chopping down small branches over bare areas of land in order to prevent further ...
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