Bokong pass



// Nikon D7200 | -29.06433 : 28.40553 | alt. 3100m

Back to the national park, I took a guide to hike in the area (yeah, no map, and barely no sign on the trail system). Fact is, you don’t need a guide to hike in Lesotho, it’s very easy to navigate and to find your way, but it was an opportunity to support the local industry, and most importantly, to have a nice chat with a person from Lesotho.
This trail usually takes 8hrs, but I told him I was fit enough to make it faster, which he replied : “alright, let’s see what you can do, and let’s try to make it in 4hrs !”
Beautiful trail with stunning views all around, and a nice chat with my guide. So yeah, we did it in exactly 4hrs 🙂 Walking times are set for South Africans, and anyone hiking a bit should be able to walk 2x faster.

Time to leave, and to go all the way down below 2000m in the northern side of the country. Next part of the journey will be the highest in all southern Africa !

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Katse dam

  // Nikon D7200 | -29,34412 : 28,51311 | alt. 2125m this morning, I was expecting to wake up with the sunrise over the Katse dam, but instead, I had the visit of a security guy…… He ended up being very friendly, and he was just worried about me since this place is not so safe,…

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Semonkong waterfall

  // Nikon D7200 | -29.84404 : 28.04383 | alt. 2191m Long and absolutely beautiful drive across the mountains of Lesotho to reach Semonkong. Only 150kms, but it took me a few hours with 50kms of gravel roads and some terrible sections, but even the tar part wasn’t a piece of cake. You can tell…

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First steps in Lesotho

  // Nikon D7200 | -29.82772 : 27.5997 | alt. 1822m After a freezing night (it went to -2 inside the van), I had a lot of work before leaving South Africa. Winter is hard in Lesotho, which is mostly above 2000m, and there is a good chance of snow on the way. And since most…

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Mountain Zebras park

  // Nikon D7200 | -32.13374 : 25.62377 |alt. 989m Away from the garden route and the main touristic destinations, the beautiful Mountain Zebra national park is a well hidden jewel. You can tell no one is going there when you get to the small village next door, pretty empty and desolated, with no backpacker, no…

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Desolation valley

  // Nikon D7200 | -32.2685 : 24.52582 | alt. 798m Before jumping to Mountain Zebra national park, I saw some interesting pictures of desolation valley on the west side, and I had to check out this place. In the end, not much to do, the park is fairly small, the main trail being a 20min…

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Addo elephant park

  // Nikon D7200 | -33.51407 : 25.69348 | alt. 49m Short drive to reach the northern gate of Addo elephant park, which like the name suggests, is home of hundreds of elephants. It’s already past noon, but that’s enough time for a first trip inside the park. You can drive on a fairly huge network…

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Garden route

  // Nikon D7200 | -33.9734 : 23.88234 | alt. 232m The problem with bush camping, it’s, well……. forbidden :p so the main rule is to park after sunset and leave before sunrise. It’s winter, so nights are pretty long, but since this is a bit stressful, you don’t really get the best sleep, and it’s never…

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Cape Agulhas

  // Nikon D7200 Bush camping where the 2 oceans meet, in Cape Agulhas. This is the most southern point in Africa, most southern point of my trip, and it’s now time to head back home, north !

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Table mountains

  // Nikon D7200 | -33.98875 : 18.43453 | alt. 114m After a very expensive night at Imhoff campsite, I first had to find a cheaper place to sleep for the rest of my time here. One night at chapman camp, still too expensive, but nice location with plenty of birds (feels like being in a…

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magbo system