African shoestrings – South Africa Day Twenty-seven

Our first stop was the "poor end of town" which in size is the smallest part of Soweto but also by far the most densely populated. We were taken into a small two room "house". I say house loosely because it was no bigger than two decent size tin sheds found in any Australian suburb. … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Twenty-seven

African shoestrings – Lesotho Day Fourteen

The next morning we awoke just before daylight after an eventful night. Thunderstorms had followed us there and dumped rain on us just as we arrived the day before. They had cleared for a while but came back overnight and the heavy rain found its way through the opening in the hut that passed for … Continue reading African shoestrings – Lesotho Day Fourteen

African shoestrings – Lesotho Day seven

Malealea Lodge is at the top of a hill right next to Malealea Village. The lodge itself is a collection of chalets, huts, a dorm and a bar/store dotted among Pine trees and areas of brown lawn. Set to one side away from the other buildings, stood a colonial style house that the old man … Continue reading African shoestrings – Lesotho Day seven

African shoestrings – Lesotho Day six

Malealea Lodge is set in the quaintly called Valley of Paradise that's about 2200 metres high. To get to it, after travelling on what can only be described as the 'road from hell', 13 kilometres of potholes loose rock and shifting gravel, you have to travel through the "Gates of Paradise". This is a pass … Continue reading African shoestrings – Lesotho Day six