On August 28, 2014, we left Tennessee to build a Habitat for Humanity house in Lesotho with 10 fellow workers. We planned to be there one week — digging, hauling, bonding concrete blocks with mud — until a home for one deserving family could be completed. But an attempted coup to overthrow the government cut our trip short, forcing us to follow a mandate issued by the U. S. Embassy to evacuate the Kingdom of Lesotho.
And thus we began the second part of our journey — a tour of South Africa — a bit early, but oh, with the vigor of seasoned travelers hungry to drink in all the country has to offer. With stops in Johannesburg, Soweto, Clarens, Stellenbosch, Robben Island, and Cape Town, our band of 12 became absorbed in the intoxicating culture, scenery, and cuisine of South Africa. Hope you enjoy seeing the places we saw!
from “I Am an African” by Wayne Visser
I am an African
Not because I live on its soil
But because my soul is at home in Africa.
Click on any of the links to read about our travels in South Africa.