Entries from 'Lesotho'

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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magbo system