eSwatini

October 2018 eSwatini, Eswatini, Swaziland. Call it what you like and write it as you wish this small kingdom in the south-eastern corner of Africa has held a special charm for me since my first brief visit in 1987. Those days Swaziland, as it was previously called, was a short Read more…

Along the eSwatini Border

October 2018 After tea and freshly baked scones with relatives in Barberton and a fascinating morning exploring the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, I turned south off the R40 a few hundred metres from the Josefsdal border-post, following the sign towards Diepgezet. But first a bit of a detour… Asbestos mining and Read more…

Day Trips Around Sabie

October 2018 As mentioned in my introduction to Mpumalanga, I’ve spent many happy weekends and holidays exploring this picturesque corner of our country. This time my plan was not so much about re-visiting already well known places but to rather try and find something new. At around 1000 metres above Read more…

Mariepskop

September 2018 The Drakensberg Any mention of the Drakensberg immediately brings to mind the imposing basalt cliffs and sheer drops along the eastern border of Lesotho where that landlocked country meets South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal. Here it is at it’s most elevated and undoubtedly most impressive. The highest point of Read more…