Lesotho

After sending the motorbikes ahead of us to Bloemfontein by truck, we flew into the city a few days later to meet them. From there we made our way through the Drakensberg and into Lesotho via the Sani Pass. With August being the end of winter, we contended with freezing nights but lucked out with blue skies daily. Our route took us across the width of the country along winding mountain roads to Semonkong before making the journey back to Cape Town. 

With Tom McKay and Zoë Wakefield

 
 A windy lunch stop in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

A windy lunch stop in Golden Gate Highlands National Park

 Camping in the Drakensberg

Camping in the Drakensberg

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 Crossing the Woodstock Dam

Crossing the Woodstock Dam

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 The foot hils of the Sani Pass, our passage into Lesotho

The foot hils of the Sani Pass, our passage into Lesotho

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 Taking in a last view of South Africa before crossing the border

Taking in a last view of South Africa before crossing the border

 Reaching the top at sundown before making camp on the cliff edge of the pass

Reaching the top at sundown before making camp on the cliff edge of the pass

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 Braving the morning frost to get the first round of coffee in

Braving the morning frost to get the first round of coffee in

 Sunrise over the Pass

Sunrise over the Pass

 Chinese local investment provided freshly laid, yet deserted roads.

Chinese local investment provided freshly laid, yet deserted roads.

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  Traditional round 'M  okhoro' huts built into the hillside

Traditional round 'Mokhoro' huts built into the hillside

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 Cherry blossom, aloe plants and sunburnt hills

Cherry blossom, aloe plants and sunburnt hills

 On the road to the border, we stumbled upon a Bosotho horse race taking place in a small village. Racing ponies are trained to 'tripple', a gait between a trot and a canter.

On the road to the border, we stumbled upon a Bosotho horse race taking place in a small village. Racing ponies are trained to 'tripple', a gait between a trot and a canter.

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 Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

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Part II to follow - Semonkong

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