[caption id="attachment_16301" align="aligncenter" width="390"] The Crest of Naude's Nek at 2587m[/caption]
A road trip from KZN kicking off in Matatiels to Barkley East/Elliot takes you through some bucket list places.
This east west dirt road between Patensie and Willomore was built between 1880 and 1890 by South Africa road engineer, Thomas Bain. The road is 197 kilometers between the two towns of which 173 kilometers in the park, wilderness area and farmlands to the west. Smitskraal is 44 kilometers from the eastern gate.
The Pretoria CBD is filled with heritage. The church square is surrounded with old Colonial buildings with differing architectural styles, including the Flemish influence introduced by the Dutch Settlers.
Gold mining in Zimbabwe goes back to the second millenia with traces of gold and stories of mining traced back to Mapungubwe in South africa and to Great Zimbabwe. It is an established fact that the early Zimbabweans traded gold with the Arabic slave traders and then with the early Portuguese settlers in Mozambique in the 1500's.
Wynford Farm in the eastern Free State is a delightful place to stay. For those who like the simple good value offerings of yesteryear, this is the place to stay. There is no glamour or glitz, but old fashioned hospitality, well cooked home food, basic...