Slept amazingly well and actually felt cold for the first time since I left England which was an amazing feeling. Today we visited Sani Pass which is a mountain range over 2000m ASL, in a country called Lusuto.
Ian was the name of our guide for the day who was retired and did this as a hobby, he turned out to be quite a character, and one of the most knowledgeable men I have ever met. Ian drove the oldest defender up the mountain pass (vintage 1982) whilst the other half of the group had a newer landy.
Mike studies history at Uni, and bombarded Ian with questions, to which he knew the answer to everyone and more.
The road soon turned bad, and then worse after the boarder crossing, the poor Landy took a pounding. We were going through streams, crevasse's and up some seriously steep loose gravel. One of only two ways to get to this country, but after the last week or so of rain the roads deteriorate considerably.
Once at the top we stopped for lunch, had a photo taken with some locals, then headed for the village to have a "cultural experience". The people of Lucuto are called Musuto spoke Sasuto, and are predominantly shepherds, who have an understanding with the government who send shearers up and Market the wool for the people.
The cultural experience tool place in the local pub. This looked no different to all the other round cow muck huts, except the owner brewed her own beer and made bread from maize. We all sat in her house and tried some beer which tasted like cider, and some fresh bread off the fire. Amazingly designed little houses, they are round so they dint get effected by the strong winds. My favourite part if the house was the fire, under the fire is a huge flat stone which has other stones leading off similar to a flower shape, meaning the fire heats them all up and provides underfloor heating!
Just before our decent, we had a drink at the highest pub in Africa, took in the views, then headed back to base.
After a good meal we were all ready for a good sleep.