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  drifting mountains, rivers and forests  

  • KNP, Bridge over the Olifants River on the H1-5

    Kruger National Park

    Bridge over the Olifants River on the H1-5
  • Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area

    Eastern Cape

    Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park

    Free State

    Landscape in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park
  • Addo Elephant National Park

    Addo Elephant National Park

    Landscape in the Main Section
  • View from Campismo Aguia Pesquiero

    Limpopo National Park

    View from Campismo Aguia Pesquiero (Fish Eagle Campsite), over Massingir Dam
  • Kruger National Park, Scenery along the H1-6

    Kruger National Park

    Scenery along the H1-6 between Mopani and Shingwedzi camps
  • Makuya Park, Baobab Forest

    Limpopo Province

    Makuya Park, Baobab Forest
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ountain ranges in Southern Africa may not be like the Alps, or even the Pyrenees, but they are fun to visit and to spend some time at.

In Namibia we have the Brandberg, the Blutkoppe and the Spitzkoppe that climbers find worth mentioning, while in South Africa we have the Drakensberg range which offers many good and spectacular hiking places. Luckily, since Bushdrifters are mostly of the calmer variety and seldom partake in any sport with the word "extreme" in front of it, they will most probably be content just to camp among the mountains and enjoy the quiet and tranquility of these mountain areas. Some may even try their hands at fly-fishing in one of the many ponds in the Drakensberg area.

In both South Africa and Namibia, the mountains offer popular camping places for lovers of nature - Bushdrifters who sometimes also venture into Lesotho's high mountain peaks and valleys and crystal streams to explore nature over there.

Southern Africa's mountains are great areas for exploration and something totally different from the arid areas. It is much cooler than the arid areas and can be a welcome relief from the heat if one just returned from a visit in one or more of the arid areas.
Whatever one likes the most, dry and hot or cool and moist, the Drakensberg definitely deserves a place in the Bushdrifters' itineraries.

  For those who feel they are living in a groove lately - remember a groove is a long grave. If nothing new happens to you, it is time to put on your travel shoes and visit Southern Africa - the Bushdrifter way.