Thanks to K. Limakatso Kendall, traveller and writer, for this piece on Lesotho First there was the land. Fifty million years before the Alps thrust skyward, sheets of golden yellow sandstone were heaved, tossed, and capped by volcanic spew that hardened into basalt. Dinosaurs slapped their tails in the muck […]

The History and Culture of Lesotho

Jeff from the states emailed, requesting some info and help with his itinerary for his upcoming South Africa trip. Here are his finalized plans for the trip, to the Kruger and the Drakensberg (Dragons Mountain). You can see his previous emails here. 

Jeff’s South Africa trip ‘07-email discussion- #4

Reply>> Hi Jeff I think your itinerary looks great. The private game reserves are fantastic (have you chosen one yet?) One thing I always re-realize when I go there (The bush) is that you tire quicker than you think of the game drives. Please don’t get me wrong here, it […]

Jeff’s South Africa trip ’07-email discussion- #4

Reply>> Philip, Thank you so much for all of this information. I think that we are actually going to fly to Cape Town in lieu of driving. If we had more time in the country, we would certainly be keener to drive the entire stretch and follow your itinerary which […]

Jeff’s South Africa trip ’07-email discussion- #3

SA Logue’s friends at Amohela ho Spitskop, a country guest house in the tiny Free State village of Clocolan, have sent through these stunning photos of snow in the Drakensberg mountains – taken, more or less, from Amohela’s front porch! Feast your eyes on winter in Africa: Drakensberg Snow View […]

Stunning Snow Pics from Amohela ho Spitskop

Greetings and salutations everyone! In this highlight I am going to chat about a place that is very special to me, Sani Lodge Backpackers in KwaZulu Natal. Set in the heart of the Southern Drakensberg mountains and just a hop, skip and jump away from Lesotho, this backpackers is a […]

Trekker’s Hostel Highlights: Sani Lodge Backpackers, KwaZulu Natal

For a truly unique winter travel experience in Africa, it’s going to be tough to top a ski getaway in the Drakensberg mountains. Skiing in Africa Granted, for those who are used to skiing in, say, the Alps or Rockies, the charms of SA’s downhill and snowboarding playgrounds may have […]

Skiing in South Africa

You can hear the wind blowing through the red, yellow and green-tinted grass. That is how quiet and serene the little village of Mafika-Lisiu in Lesotho is, just over the border of South Africa in the Northern Drakensberg mountains.

Life in Lesotho