Fugitives’ Drift: the legacy, the raconteur, the guest who never left October 21, 2020
True Tales, True Beauty It’s hard to top a good story, well told- exceptionally portrayed would be more fitting. And the stories told at the sites of the battles near and on the property of Fugitives’ Drift, around the boma fire, or at the bar, are of such immense scale that one is swept up and along, heartstrings plucked as the events of 22-23 January 1879 are vividly presented. The scale is matched by the vistas,...
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Three Tree Hill Lodge- My Favourite History Lesson August 26, 2020
One learns all the time, especially when travelling. If nothing else, names of places, people and species- often forgotten or partly remembered. [caption id="attachment_742" align="aligncenter" width="2200"] Three Tree Hill rooms in the mist[/caption] I learned something I won’t forget at Three Tree Hill Lodge, which overlooks the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. [caption id="attachment_729" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Molly Blackburn Library[/caption] Seated in the recently completed...
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