Day 35 – Okhombe Walk

40 days – 40 hikes – Walking 4 Education

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere ~ Chinese Proverb

Following our strenuous Day 34 we were looking forward to our little walk from pre-school to pre-school but first we popped past the school, Insukangihlale Primary. We had had a lovely donation of netballs and soccer balls which we gave to the children. What always amazes me is how children’s faces light up when they have the chance to hold or catch a ball…. We took a quick few photos to send off to our supporters and then headed to Zamokuhle in the Okhombe Valley.

Zamokuhle is a well established little school with 4 dedicated ladies and over 40 children. The children are always engaged and busy. They were busy counting and learning the days of the week. We popped our heads in and told them about our walk. We then went on our way, up hill to Vusanani.

Vusanani is a little school and following a generous donation from the UK we have been able to build them their own school building. The children were gathered on the carpet and we spent a little time admiring the new space, wall charts and equipment.

These little schools are part of the Khanysiela Project in the Northern Drakensberg. We have been very fortunate to have had further donations from the International Rotary Club and will soon be installing new toilets and jungle gyms and buying more Zulu reading books for the schools. And, our dedicated teachers will receive further training. As teachers we do need to be open to learning….

Education, education, education… The only way to a better future.

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An update on the progress so far…

DayDestinationDistance KMGain M
2Cannibal Cavern7.75475
3Natural Pool2.7287
4Echo Cave5.63321
7Mahai Valley11.76143
8Back to Cavern14.96477
9Jackal Hill7.28206
10Top Dams3.07106
11Sungubala Challenge14.21809
13Park Grotto19.27853
14Camels Hump8.11374
15Policemans Helmet12.34511
16Big Five16.81933
17Silent Woman3.4115
18Sungubala to Drifters11.6715
19Vulture Colony13.81350
20Voting Day10.34318
21Bishops Inkaba9.45353
22Thonsela Cave5.12442
23Umhlanga Promenade4.779
24Durban Beachfront5.9519
26Cannibal Cavern5.68406
27Lone Rock5.17305
28Sungubala Moonlit walk4.76158
29Montusi Mountain6.08270
30Sungubala via Rustlers Gap3.56232
31Princess Margaret Walk5.88104
32Big Five16.35948
33Jim’s Cave4.62289
34Gudu Falls24.781332
35Okhombe Walk2.9685

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