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Everyday Hiking Hero: Lerato “SkirtGirlHiker” Monyatsi

Source: Hiking South Africa

26 November 2019

Everyday Hiking Hero: Lerato "SkirtGirlHiker" Monyatsi - Hiking South Africa

HSA: Name, city/town where you live? LM: My name is Lerato Monyatsi, a passionate “Skirtgirl” hiker by weekend, and a Group Skills Development Manager for Absa Group by day – which is where I spend most of my time focussed on my other passion in Skills Development. I’m a single parent and wear a cape for a little 10-year-old, Aobakwe. I hail from the West of Johannesburg, a place called Kagiso in the Krugersdorp area.


HSA: Where and when did you start hiking? LM: My passion for the outdoors and hiking started at a young age accompanying my dad on his fishing adventures, where I curiously explored the surrounding wilderness on foot with my sister. Growing up as a girl-guide, the wilderness and the great outdoors has always been familiar to me, and a big part of my life.


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