Walking through history…another hike

Our monthly hikes are unintentionally becoming information sessions.  Sittings where we learn history, (and not necessarily what we learned at school)…real and relevant history.

The last hike was no exception.

Map of the reserve

Gathering around the “gifbol” (poison ball)

The valley

The morning sun

Crossing the river

Remains of an early Tswana village

Typical rock formation for mining purposes

Marais farm

Gathering in front of Marais farm

History of farm

Walking towards the end of the trail

This hike was exceptional.  I wish I could write about the totality of it…it is just too much information.  I don’t even know where to begin.  We literally walked through history.  Thanks to Noel Thornton for being such an inspirational guide.  You really invigorated my hunger for history!

If you want more information on the history of the reserve visit their website:


PS: Our next hike is this coming Saturday, 23 June.  Really revved up about this one as were doing another city hike.  If you’re interested let me know.

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