This last weekend I was lucky enough to spot snow on the tippy tops of mountains in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park and I was reminded of my trip last year to Lesotho - a hop, skip and a jump away as the crow flies.
Here are the pictures from my first snow adventure in Lesotho - there's still time to make it there this year for your own. Also check out these six places to see snow around SA and keep an eye on the Snow Report to triple check there'll be some frozen fairy dust.
Over 80% of Lesotho lies 1800 metres above sea level with killer mountain views and hairpin-bend roads that thrill. This is mountain country at it's best and being so high means it's closer to the clouds. And snow. On my visit to Lesotho, I spent a few very cold and wet nights in the backpackers at Afriski. There's a fun young vibe in the dorms, but damn that concrete was no good at insulation. Next time, I'd stay in one of the lovely mountain chalets. That said, we still got to frolic in the frost and slide down banks of frozen rain in fast-flying tubes, which was the business.
Can you spot the Lesotho handbrake in the picture above? There were also a couple of roadworks in places on the way to the resort - at least this guy looked warm.
Running around in the cold is incredibly exhilarating and two days was far too short to spend in the Mountain Kingdom. I'm definitely planning a longer return trip.