A long weekend, from Freedom Day (April 27) to Labour or Workers’ Day, so I headed out on a road trip through Mpumalanga into southern Limpopo. One slow puncture with a semi-flat tyre, but otherwise fabulous, and very lucky at the end with an upgrade to a luxury chalet. So worth it! It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen on this continent or anywhere really. I’ll only give you some destinations with pics, but see also here for some of the highlights.


Botshabelo (open air museum with Ndebele village) near Middelburg 

Before I even knew it was a German foundation, I felt like walking through a northern German village on a warm day in late autumn.

I love Ndebele designs.


Waterval Boven and the baKoni stone circles


Kaapsehoop and Inzalo ye Langa a.k.a. “Adam’s Calendar”

wild horses


From Mbombela (Nelspruit) to Sudwala caves and along the panorama route around Graskop to Blyde River Canyon

Mac Mac Pools

The Pinnacle

God’s Window

Moholoholo ya mati and Blyde River Canyon

A great lodge in a great location! Since something went wrong with my booking, they upgraded me, and I got a luxury chalet for under R500,- (ca EUR 35,-) a night instead of R1320,- (for two)/2475,- (for 4 people). And enjoyed it a lot.

The Three Rondavels

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