September 14, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 12 & 13 FROM KINMEL GUEST FARM AND LODGE TO WALKERBOUTS INN, RHODES

Thursday and Friday, 10 & 11 September 2020.  The sun just came up over the mountains at Kinmel Guest Farm close to Rhodes where we had […]
September 14, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 8 & 9 FROM RESTHAVEN GUESTHOUSE, MATATIELE TO VREDERUS WILD TROUT FARM, MATATIELE

Sunday & Monday, 6 – 7 September 2020.  This morning, Philip Rawlins of Resthaven Guesthouse showed us a hidden gem at the top of Matatiele, about […]
September 14, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 6 & 7 FROM ST BERNARDS PEAK MOUNTAIN LODGE, ELANGA SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG TO RESTHAVEN GUEST HOUSE, MATATIELE

Friday & Saturday, 4 – 5 September 2020.  We started day 6 with a beautiful, full moon sunrise at St Bernards Peak Mountain Lodge, and are […]
September 14, 2020

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL – JOURNEY NOTES DAY 4

Coleford Lodge, Underberg – They were preparing for their big income during March and April 2020 – then Covid hit.  Not different to any other tourism […]
September 14, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 4 & 5 FROM COLEFORD LODGE, UNDERBERG TO ST BERNARDS PEAK MOUNTAIN LODGE, ELANGA SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG

Wednesday & Thursday, 2 – 3 September 2020.  Day 4 is a rest day and boy are we grateful.  At Coleford Lodge we met Esmarie and […]
September 7, 2020
Day 3

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 3 FROM DUNFORD’S LOFTS, HIMEVILLE TO COLEFORD LODGE, UNDERBERG

Tuesday, 1 September 2020.  We woke to a cold and overcast winter-spring morning in the Southern Drakensberg, and with a strong cup of Terbodore Coffee the […]
September 4, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 2 FROM MOUNT PARK GUEST FARM TO DUNFORD’S LOFTS, HIMEVILLE

Monday, 31 August 2020.  Last night our friends at Compendium Insurance Brokers shared some gifts with the Phat team – Compendium riding gear!  A perfect fit, […]
August 31, 2020

TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 1 FROM LYTHWOOD LODGE TO MOUNT PARK GUEST FARM

30 August 2020, 9am. The PHAT GM RIDES team set off on the first leg of our 1000KM journey from the KZN Midlands to Jeffreys Bay […]
August 22, 2020

PUTTING COMPASSION IN MOTION AS TEAM LAUNCH ‘THE PHAT GM RIDES’

KZN businessmen, Leon Rennison and Gerhard Botha, are rallying family, friends, colleagues, institutions, and corporate organisations to support their new awareness- and fundraising campaign in aid […]