We’d waited a year and a half to do this trip and the excitement we felt as a family was almost palpable. The kids had watched the movie ‘Madagascar’ at least 20 times and the words and tune ‘I like to move it, move it,’ would creep into […]
It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something of our own in the way of a business and of course, for me, there […]
I haven’t explored Lesotho much, but my recent epic (and quite unexpected) opportunity to explore the Sehlabathebe region on horseback has given me a unique glimpse of life in Lesotho. To start with, I felt a bit like that chap on the comical travel documentary, ‘Idiot abroad,’ when I […]
To give myself credit, I had absolutely no idea what was about to take place. When I arrived I thought I was going deep into the Lesotho mountains in the luxury of a 4×4 to look for stolen horses. To learn about the ongoing stock theft from South […]
There was snow in the Drakensberg last weekend; usually an event that prompts a migration of motorists to the mountains, hoping to get a hold of some snow, to make a snowman or attempt to drive up Sani Pass. I was busy that weekend and so I missed […]
This weekend I discovered that I am what they call in the States, a leaf peeper: someone who actively seeks out Autumn-bearing trees, most notably the Oak tree, the Poplar tree and the Japanese Maple tree. A friend had suggested I take a visit to Kenmo Lake just […]
I think kids are especially good at living in the moment, though usually unaware of what a truly spectacular moment it is! I’m glad I’ve got my camera for this reason!
Though St Mary’s Seminary is near a busy Ixopo road, no-one would think that a little inconspicuous dirt road that juts off and that climbs a steep hill, would take you to a place so grand and captivating as this.
The farm life is coming back to me. That or in my previous life I was either a fierce Zulu herdsman that at the sight of me, cows would run in terror or maybe a rugged Scottish warrior, charging the enemy like a wild and possessed animal! Hell, […]