Ready to Hike to the Waterfall (pictures of waterfall will be uploaded later)
We packed the trusty bakkie (4x4) on Thursday evening. Dusting off our equipment, charging the lantern, filling the cooler box (esky) and discovering a half eaten cheesecake in our picnic hamper from a Valentine’s picnic 2 years ago – thank goodness for preservatives: it didn’t have a speck of mold on it.
On Friday left work at the reasonable house of 12.30pm heading north for 2 hours passing through the country town of Malmesburg. We watched the landscape dry out as we crossed the Swartland (black land) taking its name from the burnt out maize and mille (corn) fields following harvest. Ascending the mountains 600 meters and entering the Citrusdale region, famous for its citrus and rooibos tea groves, is our favourite part of the trip. We then drive parallel to a creek bed with white sandy sides, who’s source is the waterfall we hike to at the camp site. Then turn right and pass lagoons filled with waterbloomtjies (flowers) where ostrich gather to drink and where I’m sure I spotted hippos wallowing under the water.
Laughs with Aunty Line and Uncle Paul
Okay, must go into Cape Town now... will post more photos when I return.