The first place we stopped was the Lydenburg Museum. There the students learned about the history of the area, including the ancestors of the present day Pedi culture.
Next we drove on to Pilgrim's Rest, an old gold mining town which is now a common tourist destination. After buying some souvenirs our group visited the beautiful views at God's Window and The Pinnacle.
After a long drive up steep, narrow lanes in the mountains we made it to a silk farm run by Africa Silks. The tour guide showed us how silkworm cocoons are used to make different types of silk. The students really enjoyed seeing all of the stages in the life cycle of a silkworm. Our last stop of the day was at Mac-Mac falls before heading to our guest house.
Next we went to the Sudwala Caves which were once a safe haven for a group of Swathi men and women seeking refuge. We ended our adventure with a swim and a braai (grill out) at a nearby park.
The long hours of travel didn't keep the kids from having a dance party in the bus all the way home!
We thank God for keeping each of us safe during our travels and for providing our learners with hands-on education!