- 1 Ostrich Fillet
- 8 Spinach Leaves
- 80g Tomato salsa
- 4 Potatoes
- 50g Melted Butter
- 50g Grated cheese
- 30ml Soy sauce
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Wade Young (16) made history on Saturday (17 November) when he became the youngest competitor ever to win the Roof of Africa enduro motorcycle race that took place for the 45th time in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It was also the first time since 2007 that a South African rider wins this gruelling three day event that consisted of about 490 kilometres this year,Extremely hot weather conditions caused many competitors to dehydrate while a challenging route confirmed the 2012 Roof of Africa enduro as one of the toughest in recent years.
Young, racing for Team Fever Criterion Yamaha, took the lead on Friday when he posted the fastest time after starting the race from second position behind Marc Torlage (Proudly Bidvest Yamaha) who won the 60km time-trial that determined the starting order for Friday’s racing section. The youngster tackled the third and final day on Saturday (187km) with a gap of just over 10 minutes to the 2011 winner, Graham Jarvis (Flite Extreme Husaberg) and eventually beat second-placed fellow South African, Altus de Wet (Brother Broadlink KTM) by just over 11 minutes after a total race time of 17 hours 36 minutes and 10 seconds. (All race results are still provisional.) Read more
And not just the routine risks that come with working with kids who live on the edge from the time they can toddle. I’ve seen children as young as 3 years of age speeding along on the backs of donkeys, bareback. Little ones smashing glass bottles together just because. Sliding down hillsides on jagged pieces of corrugated metal, chasing each other into the edges of whatever sharp thing is around, playing with fire, running with knives, throwing rocks at each other and just generally causing all sorts of bloody injuries in the interest of great fun. Did I mention we have one of the world’s highest incidences of HIV/AIDS? So I bought a box of surgical gloves and am careful, careful when one of the kids comes for help with a cut at the Community Center. Read more
An environmental impact report on the future of the Sani Pass is to be handed to the government shortly amid complaints that a proposed tarred road would destroy the sense of adventure for tourists visiting one of the KwaZulu-Natal’s most scenic mountain passes.
The proposed upgrade involves building a new 19km tarred or concrete road to replace the winding gravel road to the summit of the Sani Pass in the southern Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg.
A final environmental impact assessment (EIA) report by Gibb consultants, sent to stakeholders last week, suggests there are no fatal flaws to the proposal and recommends that it be approved by the national Department of Environmental Affairs. Read more
As 2012 comes to an end, we would like to say a huge thank you for all the support we have had throughout the year! Hand me Down, along with Maliba Mountain Lodge have managed to redistribute Hand me Downs to over 1200 people this year, which is a huge achievement!
Although Hand me Down is a fairly new initiative, SA Adventure has always been involved in community and sustainable development projects around Southern Africa. What we have found truly amazing working with the Maliba Community this year, is the shear respect amongst the community. The Community workers are brilliant; they are always there to help our volunteers and the community, they serve selflessly! They are fully aware of those who are most in need and create an environment of working together for the betterment of others. The recipients of Hand me Downs are called up one by one, from a line of probably 400 people at a time. They are listed according to level of need, not age or gender! How phenomenal! I have to say that it is not only a humbling experience to witness, but we could learn a few things from these communities! Read more
Christel van Heerden on snapped this quirky photo while on one their road trips around Lesotho while on honeymoon at the end of September. It was quite appropriate for the occasion it would seem.
We’re happy to be able to report that Christel and her new husband had a “magical time in the Mountain Kingdom…a very special Honeymoon indeed!” Needless to say they stayed in far more “comfortable” lodgings than below.
And we look forward to seeing them again (hopefully in a years time ).
A big thank you to Christel for sending us this image. Christel has won herself a Maliba Mountain Lodge peak cap which we will be sending to her shortly and entry into the grand prize (a weekend for 2 compliments of Maliba Mountain Lodge).
Starting in December, all our monthly photo contest winners will be put forward for the grand prize of a “weekend for 2 at Maliba Mountain Lodge”.
Please visit our facebook page and vote for your favourite. Only your votes count, so get voting! Winner will be announced just in time for Christmas.
”One-crocoBANG”. Counting the seconds between the flash of lightning, and the clap of thunder, on an exposed ridge between Malealea and Roma, had suddenly become less than fun. In fact, perched on an aluminium mountain bike, or conductor, call it what you will, a more accurate description would be life-threatening.
Our adventure had started six days earlier, when my partner for the Lesotho Sky, Jakes Jakobsen, and I crossed through the Van Rooyens border post onto the billiard-table-smooth tar that would take us to Maseru, and eventually Roma. The trip up from Cape Town is a long one, so as soon as we found the Roma Trading Post, we dropped our bags, unpacked the bikes and set of on a pre-race exploration ride. On the other side of Roma we encountered our first taste of what was to come over the next week, an unnamed pass (to us it was of Alpine proportions, as our legs and lungs screamed for more oxygen at 1800m) that took us up to an area with some spectacular slick rock riding.
Spring is here. We are no longer just off freezing, in the house and out, from sunset to sunrise. Without electricity the sounds and activities of quotidian village life move with natural light and shortly after sunset peace reigns. Aggressive dogs excluded, of course, darkness is their time. Eventually even the dogs settled down and those winter nights were long, cold and quiet.
After a candle-lit dinner I too would settle, into multi-layers of blankets, wearing multi-layers of clothing plus wool cap, thick socks and even gloves on especially cold nights. After an hour or so of reading by head-lamp I’d enjoy 10 hours of sleep or more each night. Just one more treat of my experience here for someone who was lucky to get 6 hours sleep per night in my “traditional” life. Read more
After the Hand Me Down distribution in August, it was back to business as usual, with a purpose though! Our next Hand Me Down was to be 12th October, and the donations were rolling in. Much time has been spent behind the scenes, sorting and packing the donated clothes. Last minute donations had come in and the dedicated volunteers work late into the night to sort and pack the clothes. It is a labour of love, done with a good heart and great excitement.
Friday dawns with pouring rain, which does not dampen our spirits, we know we are on a mission and will not be swayed. Together with our core team we have three new guest volunteers. This distribution is very special as it is Matilda’s inaugural trip! Matilda is Hand Me Down’s latest team member, a beautifully resorted Landy 110! We arrive at Maliba Mountain Lodge just before 8.00 pm with the last hour or so driving in the dark. Our new volunteers have no idea of the scenery around us. Tomorrow will reveal the beauty of Lesotho. Besides the natural beauty there are the wonderful people of Lesotho who have won our hearts. Read more
Site protected by VNetPublishing.Com Web Security Tools