South Africa Part Four

The pictures in the first half of the post were taken in the Northern Drakensberg area of South Africa which is very mountainous. We did a lot of hiking and adventuring throughout the whole trip, but especially while we were here. While we were in the Drakensberg area, we took a day trip to Lesotho, which is the enclave in South Africa and is one of the poorest countries in the world. Everyone lives very primitively and relies on their own farming and livestock. There was no electricity there either. When the Dutch first settled South Africa, they gave the people blankets. These blankets are worn year around by men and women. They continue to wear the blankets as a symbol of good luck and fortune. I found that people there smile and laugh easily.