My last walk with the Natural History Society of Swaziland was calm and tranquil. The hills were cloaked in mist and the grass was heavy with dew. We followed a herd of cattle across the hillside, through the bracken. The Tortoise Head Rock is situated on the north side of Strelitzia Gorge (see previous post).… Continue reading Hawane

Sibebe Second Time Round

Sibebe is a massive lump of granite, the second biggest monolith in the world. It is 2.6 billion years old and 1350 metres above sea level, reducing by half a centimetre each year. The summit is strewn with huge boulders, improbably perched or split through fault lines into segments. The high plateau formsĀ a microclimate, with… Continue reading Sibebe Second Time Round