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Posing in the Drakkensberg  
   

Posing in the Drakkensberg

Rained out in the Drakkensberg

January 4th 2012
Our 5-day 4-night hike in the Drakkensberg mountains of South Africa, called the Giant's Cup Trail, was actually the very first thing we booked in planning this trip to Africa. I can't remember if I found our accommodation at Sani Lodge, just outside of Himeville, in the Lonely Planet, via Google, or both. In any case, we left Durban on a Monday morning, stopped at Pick 'N Pay to stock ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Northern Drakensberg

South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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