Thabaphaswa has a variety of accommodations including campsites, cottages of various forms and sizes, and the group campsite we occupied. The facilities were screened vertically by reed walls, but open to the sky, and we had a donkey for hot water showers (albeit in limited quantities). A sizable group fire pit surrounded by a low stone wall to sit on, a sink and stone table made for excellent kuiering and communal braai on Friday night. On Saturday morning, after consultation with the owner, the group decided on a 7-kilometer one way) 4x4 trail o a view point (see accompanying pics). The trail was of moderate difficulty, but no one broke a sweat (or any vehicle parts). We lingered for a while enjoying the view and took a group photo.
We then returned and stopped at a dam with a foefie slide (zip line) over it, where we had lunch and many of us (all the children and 3 adventurous adults) tried the foefie slide several times. We spent quite some time at the dam, and then headed back to camp for another communal braai.
On Sunday morning, we took another very rocky 4x4 trail up to the rock face where rock-climbing and abseiling is conducted and taught. The trail was a little more challenging than Saturday’s, but still only moderate difficulty, and not terribly long. After returning to camp, two families packed up and headed for home in order to avoid the Monday traffic madness. Perhaps they knew something else we didn’t, because we enjoyed the dubious pleasure of thunderstorms that afternoon and early evening, which extinguished our plans for a final farewell braai.
The remainder of our group packed up on Monday morning, and headed back to Gauteng after another enjoyable LROC weekend in the bush with our favorite vehicles!
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