Mpumalanga’s Lake District

November 2018 Sometimes one passes through an area only realising afterwards how much one has missed. The south-eastern corner of Mpumalanga Province is one of those places. Leaving Eswatini, I first returned to Pretoria for a pre-booked camping trip with friends and relatives at Doorndraai Lodge before continuing my journey 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…

Mpumalanga

September 2018 The Mpumalanga of Tourists Since my first encounter with the “Eastern Transvaal Lowveld” as the area was called back in the days it’s been a favourite weekend and holiday destination of mine. Over the years I’ve seen the region develop from being relatively unknown into one of the Read more…