Sitting on a horseback for about 6 hours. Then get of the horse and walk steep hills to get to the amazing bushmen paintings. Welcome to Lesotho. And welcome to a hard and tired-some walk.
To see in Lesotho
During our trip in Lesotho we stayed at Malealea Lodge and took a full day riding trip. One of the stops we made to let our butts rest was the Bushman paintings that are at least 27 000 years old.
Even if our behinds where getting rested, I can tell you that it is not a dance on the famous roses to get to the paintings themselves. They are well hidden so you have to take a path down hill (and obviously walk the same path up) to get there.
We had a guide, a girl who lived in the neighborhood and you could tell that she had done this before. For Mini and me it was hard work to go down the steps and have a look at the paintings.
We visited two different places with bushman paintings and luckily, they were close to each other!
It’s pretty cool to stand eye to eye with a painting this old – men with spears and bows. It is amazingly well made!
Everything here is original, all the paintings and colors – Nothing here is fixed or repainted. Awesome!!!
My culture brain kicks off right away. I end up in a fantasy world in no time when I find myself in such places.
Who designed it? How long did it take? What more played out in the artists life? What was the idea behind the paintings?
To these questions there are no real answers, just a lot of theories. These bushman paintings are apparently painted in a period style.
But even if it was a pain to get there, it is cool to have seen it!