Part 5 – That’s All Folks

The final part in the Lesotho installment is finally here. In this post I just want to show Lesotho, their way of life, with as few words as possible. So ladies and gents, without any delays, I present Lesotho is snaps, starting with my favorite picture of a shepherd and his sheep. Water trough for…

Part 4 – Riding On Stars

Two posts in two successive days; an achievement for me! I did what I set out to do this weekend, rest, write, and eat. Managed to see my family as well, so a big bonus. In Part 3 I promised I’d tell you a little bit more about Lesotho horses. Well in truth it’s more…

Part 3 – All Work No Play…

Most people visit Lesotho for the snow, every year without fail, snow falls on the Maluti mountains; it was one of the reasons we went. And they are also famous for their horses. More on their horses in the next post. The people are lovely and we spent a significant time with a horse breeder…

Part 2 – Beware: Hair-Pin Bends Ahead

The second day of our Lesotho getaway we headed for the Afriski resort up the Maluti Mountains and it gave us a chance to see beautiful sceneries Lesotho offers. Where there’s no road, we make one! After the pretty stuff we faced what Lesotho is known for: The Maluti Mountains. Johannesburg might be 1753 m above sea level,…

Part 1-Dancing Flames

We arrived at the Morija Lodge at 11 pm and Phillip, the night attendant, had built a fire in our lodge six hours earlier. So no doubt the cabin, stone built and thatch roofed, was warm and toasty. Our lodge had two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen  equipped with a fridge, microwave, gas stove,…

The Mountain Kingdom

The first part of what I plan to be a six-part series on Lesotho. Lesotho, dubbed the Mountain Kingdom, is the only independent state in the world entirely above 1 000 meters. The lowest point is in fact 1 400 metres above sea level. It is completely land locked by South Africa which was no…