Author Archive for: ‘Lera’

TBT: Winter in Lesotho, 2011

TBT: Winter in Lesotho, 2011

Firstly….This was my coldest winter EVER!

I had heard about the snow in Lesotho, but being the sceptic that I am, I didn’t believe it! We are in Southern Africa… How much snow could there really be? I soon found out that just 500km out of Johoannesburg, the mountains of Lesotho have seasons of their own.

Naturally, a group of friends gathered to explore the snowy mountains of Lesotho.

This was an experience that was out of my comfort zone (I generally do not like the freezing cold), but all of that was forgotten when we arrived. We were welcomed into a cabin with a fire place at Afri Ski Resort Mountain Resort . Well, actually, we had to make the fire:-)  We cooked, drank local beers and immersed ourselves in the snowy landscape. We bonded over bon fires and  bum boarded, mainly because because our alchol intake levels did not allow for us to be up early to do proper ski trainining sessions.  It was good times indeed…

Afri Ski, the only skiing resort situated in the Maloti Mountains, proved to be an exciting and well worth experience. After that holiday, I was sure that you could put me anywhere in the world and I’d still have a fantastic time, as long as there’s good company and great food…even in the ice cold :)

Contact details:

Website: www.afriski.net

Tel: 08612374754

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A Break Away From The City

A Break Away From The City

Every once in a while, it is necessary to take a break from the hectic Jozi city life and embrace the peaceful South African bushvelt.

Our destination was Marloth Park in Mpumalanga, which is a nature conservancy adjoining the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park.

All we wanted to do was let our hair down , have great meals, drinks and fun in the Sun. We got more than what we asked for….We cooked our meals in typical bush braai style (only because we had no electricity), drinks were flowing all weekend, bikini’s all day and walks in the bush with no care.

Our hosts were more than generous to leave us with their their Safari vehicle, so we could go on our own missions and experience the bush. Our padkos was a few bottles of wine, beers and we were on our way

It was a memorable experience with shared with friends and, definitely one of South Africa’s hidden gems that all should go and see.

 

We pulled over to enjoy the scenery!

We pulled over to enjoy the scenery!

Our beautiful friends, Sihle and Tebogo...

Our beautiful friends, Sihle and Tebogo…

A bush shower...

A bush shower…

Happiness....

Happiness….

Summertime in the bush..

Summertime in the bush..

This was actually part of our house...Beautiful view!

This was actually part of our house…Beautiful view!

Yes, that's me driving...

Yes, that’s me driving…

On our mission into the bush

On our mission into the bush