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 ...
... really hot. On the plus side he took us near a river and we saw crabs, rainbow skinks and a frog. And cows... as there are still a few cattle being farmed. We also found a lot of leopard prints, very recent, some possibly last night a few others might be two or three old. They were definitely fresh as they ground was still ...
... 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 ...
... through mine as some were quite sensitive. We also accidentally killed a rat as one trap went off over the weekend... whoopsy.
After we got back there were several animals running down the hill, namely two giraffe. We were also told that animals have been being spooked all afternoon, so maybe a predator is moving through. We went closer to where the giraffe came from to look for leopard, but we couldn't see any. :(
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet