Sunday, August 17, 2008

Drakensberg

We've been away on a very short holiday. MrGee got us accommodation at the Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg. It is my FAVOURITE resort! My Dad and I enjoyed many a walk in this area when I was a young girl! This hotel has beautiful walks, magnificent views and great amenities for the kids!
To get to the mountain resort, we had to travel through a few rural townships..............
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It can be quite heartbreaking travelling through these rural settlements..... the small kids shout out "Sweets, Sweets!"..... wanting us to throw sweets to them .... And of course you also get the odd small stone shot(perhaps aimed) at your car!!
This is AfricA........the country of my birth and the land that I love!(most days!)

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3 comments:

ByHISgoodGRACE said...

We did this drive but stayed in chalets. We stopped and I handed out the sweets--one family even gave me a tour through their home. It was quite an experience for me.

Elinor Dashwood said...

Oh I love the Drakensberg area!! We hiked quite a bit through them and I remember that the baboons were quite annoying with their obnoxious sounds. I don't remember where we stayed though, but it was a LONG time ago. Someday I'll have to post a few of my photos from Africa for you to see.

Have a great day!
Elinor

KIM said...

I can understand the difficulty traveling through such towns -- how heartbreaking.