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Dec 5, 2013 - Malealea

From Bonnie's Journal: The next morning we went to the minibus stand for Malealea, a little village with a Lodge that was the original Trading Post for the area, and happened to get there at the perfect time: they just needed 2 more people! We were off - jammed in along with the others like sardines, our packs on our laps. It's about a 2 hour ride, 50M. After about an hour people started getting off and it was much more comfortable. Lesotho is a tiny little country circled by high mountains, and the intereior is no less than 1000 m...

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Dec 13, 2006 - Through the Gates of Paradise

The next stop was the Malelea Lodge in the center of the country. It was truly a fantastic place. It had been a trading post back in the early 1900's and then became a lodge in the 40's I think. It's a pretty popular place with bus tours, but fortunately for us the busy season had passed and it was pretty quiet. We met up with a group of 4 peace corps volunteers working in some of the more rural South African areas of Limpopo province. Melissa, Jillian, Kelsey and Meghan were all on their holiday break and seeing some other parts of South...

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Aug 24, 2005 - Lesotho - Mlealea

Lesotho is in the middle of South Africa, home to the Bosotho people and is one of the worlds poorest countries. We crossed the border at Maseru, the capital, stopping only quickly at the tourist info, and headed south. We first stopped in Morija where they have numerous finds from the Stone and Iron Ages and dinosaur relics. Along with the relics, there is also a short walk up to a set of dinosaur prints made by the Lesothsaurous which you can see in the photo. We soon headed further south to our destination of Malealea, where we stayed...

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Apr 26, 2005 - Lesotho - A Kingdom high within the Drakensberg mountains

Bloemfontein proved to be the easiest way for us to access Lesotho. The plan was to try and get to Maseru - Lesotho's capital - from Bloemfontein via minibus taxi. For those not versed in African transport a minibus taxi is a 9 seater minibus that you may have been in when on one of those schooltrips , generally a little old but works well enough. It's the most popular mode of transport used by the locals. However when we got to Bloem we were unable to find a taxi to take us and our heavy, heavy (did we mention it was heavy?) rucksacks to...

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