The Grants' African adventure

Matobo National Park – photo blog

Today we went to one of my favourite places ever – Matobo National Park. Morag and I particularly wanted to see Shalom, a campsite we frequented often in our youth and a ‘thin’ place, where the veil between heaven and earth is nearly transparent.

We got a little lost on the way, but it was just as well as we gave a lift to an ancient old man to his village. He hadn’t eaten for two days so Joseph plied him with his precious biltong. Eventually we crossed he green fields of Ebenezer Farm, an irrigated oasis in the middle of the dry, drought-blown plains of southern Matobo and made our way to Shalom.

After that we went to Maleme Dam and World View where Rhodes and some of his fellow rogues are buried. It was a big day! Enjoy the photos.

The road to Shalom.

Imagine the things these old eyes have seen.

The chapel at Shalom.


Joseph follows in his grandfather’s footsteps.



Maleme Dam rocks

Going up to Rhodes’ grave.

Why they call it Worldview



Elijah channels Bear Grylls

The road home


9 responses

  1. Great to share today with you Andy!

    June 24, 2012 at 4:43 am

  2. The Inalds

    I love the photo blogs – you can really get a feel for what you’re experiencing

    June 24, 2012 at 9:50 am

  3. Sheila Grant

    Oh, what blessing and joy we have known in these parts…in our lives and theat of the young people! . Pity about the drought, no green grass……. a few tears;;;;;; Wish we were there with you guys!

    June 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  4. grandpa1931

    What a feast for the eyes…and memories!!! Even to the dear old m’dala with “character” written all over his face and no doubt a humble sweet disposition to go with it. That experience alone would have left a deep impression on the boys. The pix brought a huge lump to my throat as I remembered all those young lives that have been transformed and revolutionised for God’s Kingdom work within those “scenes” Great stuff can’t wait for the next installment.

    June 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

  5. grandpa1931

    Oh! Question??? In the shot of the 10km sign I note some tall fence posts behind the road-sign, right! Is that where the small game reserve was/is located if it still exists. That sign was put up by the “previous regime” and it shows.

    June 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • Yeah, Tshabalala Sanctuary. Still seems operational. Might be government run?

      June 26, 2012 at 5:58 am

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