Close to the ground.

Nonakeng Backpackers

B31 5896-2461 or 5890-0744 s M80, d M160

S 29 21.288 E 027 39.144

Nonakeng Backpackers is run by a former Peace Corps volunteer who has made Lesotho her home. Hosts Rose and Kenney run a school and daycare center for children between 2-6 years old - many of whom are orphaned or HIV positive - and work very hard to clothe, educate and feed as many children as possible. Accommodation is in clean but basic, off-the-grid rondavels. The electricity is entirely solar powered, and while at the moment it's just bucket baths, construction on showers is underway. Even if you are not planning on staying here, it's worth stopping by to see the amazing work that is being done in this community.

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