Visiting Lapalala Wilderness School was much appreciated by TWT Riders who could see that in four days children and their teachers are given an experience that is truly life changing.
We drove back to find our horses that had been saddled up for us and heaved ourselves on board.
Ant Baber led us through Lapalala, riding fast along the river and up through thick bushveldt until we stopped for break by the Palala River that cuts through the Waterberg
on its way north to the Limpopo. Recent rain had swelled its capacity in the last week.
The brave cooled off and all enjoyed a barbeque lunch in the bush.
Here the horses had a good feed and were able to relax.
We rode on through the reserve gates, into Louis Nel’s beautiful cattle farm
before crossing onto Jembisa game reserve near Kingfisher Cottage. Here we rode past hippo and spotted vervet monkeys in the trees.
The horses were fed at the manager’s house where there is a good garage for the tack.
The riders were driven up to Jembisa Lodge where they enjoyed deep baths and dinner on the thatched roof of the veranda. It was hugely appreciated by all.