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Kwa Sani

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  • Day3

    Umzimkulu River Lodge

    October 31 in South Africa

    Today the weather has gone crazy, 33 degrees yesterday to 8 degrees today 😨.

    So after a lovely brunch with friends, I decided that a proper bed, in a warm "brick and mortar" building, would be the way forward ... So glad I did 😁

  • Day19

    Sani Pass

    May 7 in South Africa

    Sehr entspannt simmer hüt Morge uf dr Guest Farm ufgwacht. D Bsitzerin Linky het eus verzellt as vor zwei Wuche en andere Gast über die lang Dirt Road zuechegfahre isch, wohlverstande mimne 4WD, der heig aber ufem Weg en Pneu verlore... euse Corolla isch halt en Survivor mime exzellente Fahrer :)
    Derna simmer scho gli wiiter in Norde gfahre, Richtig Drakensberge. Wieder sehr schöni hügligi Graslandschafte mit gschwungene Strasse und verstreute Dörfer.
    I dr Nöchi vu Underberg lit de Sani Pass wo vu Südafrika uf Lesotho füehrt, leider au nur 4WD tauglich. Trotzdem simmer so wit euse Corolla eus treit het der Pass duruf und sind mit schöne Ussichte uf die Dracheberg belohnt worde. Ufem Weg zrugg is Tal hemmer en schöni Lodge mit Golfplatz entdeckt und sind ga frage öb si nu Platz heiged. Churzerhand het sich die Rezeptionistin uf fascht 50% Discount iglah und so logieremer hüt mit Blick ufd Usläufer vu de Drakensberge mit integriertem 18-Loch Golfplatz.*
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  • Day30

    Drakensberg, Südafrika

    June 3, 2017 in South Africa

    Die Drakensberge sind eine Bergkette im Osten Südafrikas und Lesothos, welche wesentlich das Klima auf dem Kap bestimmen. Auf der Ostseite saftig grün regnet sich hier die Feuchtigkeit ab, dahinter erstreckt sich dann die Kalahari Wüste, welche so gut wie nie Regen zu sehen bekommt.
    Hier hatte ich zwei tolle Tage zum Wandern und konnte mich so ein wenig von der ganzen Sitzerei erholen. Bin ja nun schon eine ganze Weile unterwegs und habe schon ordentlich Kilometer zurückgelegt.Read more

  • Day18


    December 27, 2017 in South Africa

    Nach einer Wanderung zu einem Wasserloch erstmal baden und dann trail running nach unten. Was für ein geiler Tag 🙏🙏🙏thank you Ciorsdan

  • Day18

    Oribi Gorge to Underberg

    February 2, 2017 in South Africa

    We left Beechwood Cottage and said goodbye to their myriad dogs at 07h30. We're getting better and better!
    POps drove the first bit to Kokstad while I clicked away with my phone - not very successfully at 100 kph...
    There was a looong Stop/Go just past Harding which took 30 mins to negotiate. Then we went back to Pick 'n' Pay in Kokstad to replenish stores. Left Kokstad about 10h30.
    Then we started entering the mountains and the Ukahlamba (? Barrier of Spears) was very obvious. Never seen it from this angle before!
    (I was driving so couldn't take pictures 😐).
    Of course we got to The Old Hatchery at 12 - Just in time for lunch. Lamb shank and Rainbow trout - delicious.
    This is really a fishing spot with self-catering cabins. The cabin is just a box but is very well designed so there seems to be lots of space.
    It has rained on and off all afternoon so we've really done nothing except record a few birds.
    Tomorrow is the Big Trek with a bird guide up Sani Pass.
    Watch this space!
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  • Day19

    Underberg Day1: Sani Pass DOWN

    February 3, 2017 in South Africa

    What goes up has to come down and so we had to descend the RSA side of Sani Pass. We stopped again at the top for a comfort break and to take pictures of the cloud hanging like a white cloth over the valley.
    Again we saw nothing but the lights of the car in front of us until we came out below the cloud so we have no idea what it looks like except in very small patches.
    Stuart then took us on a dirt road around Himeville/Underberg to show us blue cranes (2) and grey crowned cranes (73) which was cool.
    Back at The Old Hatchery at about 5 we bought Stuart a Coke and waved him goodbye. It was an excellent birding day and I learned loads about how to be a proper birder 🐦🐦
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  • Day20

    Underberg Day 2

    February 4, 2017 in South Africa

    After yesterday's adventure today was looking quite tame, which is not a bad thing. We left The Old Hatchery peacefully after breakfast and turned right on the Drakensberg Gardens road instead of left to Underberg. It was cloudy and cool, with some good pictures of the mountains and wild flowers. The road ends at Drakensberg Gardens Lodge where they wanted us to pay R25 each just to go through the gate before ever we could get a cup of tea or anything. So we skipped and turned around.
    We stopped at the Eland's Rest Convenience Store a couple of km back, and sat on their little stoep eating Magnum ice creams. Then we drove past the Old Hatchery to the Underberg Cheesery. Unfortunately they didn't offer a tour or anything, but we could see a small cheese storage room (through a window) and could taste and then buy the cheese we liked. Which we did.
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  • Day20

    Underberg Day 2 pm

    February 4, 2017 in South Africa

    We had a bigger adventure in the afternoon.
    Decided to find the road we went on with Stuart yesterday out of Himeville. This was great to start with - the white storks and bald ibis were still in the same place. Stuart had told us that if we continued straight the gravel road would eventually intersect the Underberg-Howick road (which we will take tomorrow); alternately, if we turned right on the D8 we would get back to Himeville. So of course we took the D8 'cos that would be shorter to the tar.
    We had to make a decision at a fork and went careering off on a not very good road all over the country (or so it felt). Did see another long-crested eagle and what we reckon was a common buzzard (steppe buzzard), and eventually intersected the Howick-Underberg road.
    Since we had no idea where we were, we turned left and set off for Howick. Fortunately we realised quite quickly that we were going in the wrong direction, and eventually made it home.
    (And it rained and there were flooded fields and rivers running across the road too.)
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  • Day18

    Drakensberg og Road trip

    April 1, 2017 in South Africa

    Vi stod op til den smukkeste udsigt i Drakensberg bjergene. Vi var ankommet efter mørkets frembrud dagen før, så vi vidste ikke helt, hvordan der så ud.
    Vi havde sovet fint i vores lille runde hytte, og nu var det tid til at få morgenmad og planlægge dagens vandretur. Vi ville gerne have været en tur til Lesotho, da vi var meget tæt på grænsen, men tur-operatøren planlagde kun hele dagsture, og så lang tid havde vi ikke. Det ville være umuligt at køre derop i vores lejebil, da de dårlige og stejle veje krævede en firehjulstrækker.
    Vi valgte i stedet at tage en 10 km vandretur i bjergene. Det er et virkelig smukt område og vi var heldige og se nogle aber i græsset. Tilbage på vandrehjemmet bookede vi næste nat, vi fik os et bad og så skulle vi køre over 500 km for at komme ud til kysten igen. Vi skulle overnatte i en by der hedder East London.
    Køreturen var dræbende lang og flere gange måtte vi stoppe for køer eller geder, selvom vi kørte på en hovedvej. Endelig efter 300 km mødte vi den første Mc Donald's og så havde den ikke engang iskaffe. Det var skuffende. Der var ellers ikke de store stop på turen, målet var bare at nå så langt som muligt.
    Generelt stod der mange blaffere i vejkanten. Udover at det er frarådet at tage dem op, havde vi heller ikke plads på bagsædet for vasketøj, vand, affald mm. Vi var fremme ved vores hotel ved 20-tiden.
    Dagen får 3 stjerner ud af 5.
    Road trip: 536 km på dagen - 2.779 km i alt.
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