About the Book
This book follows the adventurous exploits of a group of intrepid explorers, through roads rarely travelled by overland adventurers, to remote destinations in a country beautifully unspoilt yet impoverished.
The journey begins in the country town of Himeville, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Entering the mountain kingdom of Lesotho through Sani Pass, the road winds north-west through Thaba-Tseka to Katse Dam, the biggest hydro-electric water scheme in Southern Africa. From Katse, slow progress was made through three snowy passes that transversed three rivers (Matsonyane River, Senqunyane River, Makhaleng River) to Ramabanta Trading Post. Malealea was the next destination,with pony trekking and collegial dinners in an old dining hall. Far more rustic accommodation followed at Mount Moorosi, a remote spot nestled in a scenic valley. An overnight stop at Qachas Nek provided an opportunity for a stroll through the surrounding foothills, before moving onto Sethlabethebe National Park, and Jonathans' Lodge.
Exiting Lesotho by the Ramatseliso Border Gate, the convoy of tired travellers headed to Rhodes, in the Eastern Cape, for a taste of colonial hospitality. From Rhodes to Mountain Zebra National Park, where the last night was celebrated under a starlit African sky before returning home to Cape Town. A wonderful journey made from many stories and many more memories.