School Groups in August

This month we’ve been particularly blessed to have quite a few South African School groups join us in the Drakensberg Mountains. Normally any given school group joining us for team building, or leadership courses lasts between 2 and 4 days. Our first group this month, 350 odd boys from DHS (Durban Boys High) hiked from Cobham Nature reserve to Khotso Adventure farm. They pitched their tents, went for an hour horse ride, and came just back in time to take another informative hike with Steve Black.

DHS School group at Khotso Adventure farm in the Drakensberg Mountains
DHS School group at Khotso Adventure farm in the Drakensberg Mountains

We were also honored to have hosted 60 ladies from St Johns Diocesan in Pietermaritzburg. These girls are tough: Before arriving at Khotso base camp, they cycled 120km and walked a further 15km before reaching Khotso.As they had been camping every night, Khotso represented the first comfortable evening for the girls as they took over the backpackers. Next day the ladies were up for a 2 hour horse ride into the Southern Drakensberg, but turning just short of Lesotho before going back to base camp in South Africa.

St Johns girls adventure challenge at Khotso Horse Trailsst johns girls
St Johns girls adventure challenge at Khotso Horse Trails

Still to visit our farm this month (Monday 26 August), we have 75 Kearsney boys coming for their annual 4 days 3 nights adventure / challenge. One day is all about the horses when they venture on a three hour horse ride into the mountains. They get to learn more about horses; what they eat, how to maintain them, hooves, nutrition, training, and temperament. Another day they hike Bamboo Mountain with Steve Black and Khotso manager Adrian Thomas. Other days are taken up by nature education, leadership skills tests, and basic outdoor survival. These boys have to get their own firewood, and using only the fire, make all their own meals…and are not allowed anywhere close to the vicinity of buildings.



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