This year, I joined the Mountain Club of South Africa, one of the oldest mountain club in the world. And recently, I organized and lead a beginner’s hike including… a night in a cave! This sounds a bit exceptional but here in the Berg, it’s pretty common. As you would for a cottage or any … More Like cavemen, with style
Lesotho or the Kingdom in the skye, locked behind the barriers of spear (or you know, Drakenberg) is in a world apart from the world where the time seems to have stopped. On the east side, the Kingdom is rather difficult to access. Only one way is possible, Sani Pass, perched at 2876m above sea … More Lesotho : the kingdom in the skye
Month ago, I started hiking with the Mountain Club of South Africa. This was my first overnight hike ever : a true overnight hike with a tent in the middle of nowhere, a new kind of adventure for me. The mountains and the dragons ? The name “Drakensberg” comes from the first Dutch settlers (“drakensbergen”), … More The dragon in the mountains ?
For my first encounter with south african wildlife, I chose the “small” reserve called “Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve“. Well, “small” is relative, of course, it has a size of 900 ha. Located in Howick, it only 20 min away from Pietermaritzburg, my new home – and it’s ok because I’m not use to drive on … More Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve