19 May 2006

Scaly Anteater at Kirstenbosch Gardens Cape Town Posted by Picasa

18 May 2006

Sunset over the Cedarberg Mountains with an orange grove in the foreground taken from above Clanwilliam, Wednesday 10 May 2006 at 17.55 Posted by Picasa

17 May 2006

Dawn over Hobsons peak, seen from Elgin Farm near Underberg  Posted by Picasa
A chuckle Buzzard seen on a pylon near Underberg.  Posted by Picasa
View from the near the top of the Sani Pass road looking back towards South Africa and Underberg. Posted by Picasa
The road to the Sani Pass, from the South African town of Underberg to Lesotho. This is not a journey for the faint hearted as the road is unmade, unmetaled, more potholes than track, very steep with blind bends and only accesible on 4 x 4 vehicles and then only on a good day. However, the views are second to none. This is the view after crossing the border from SA into Lesotho with the Twelve Apostles mountains in the background. When at the highest point, there is a bar - the highest pub in Africa at 9445 ft above sea level.  Posted by Picasa
An early African Autumn dawn from Elgin Farm Cottage where we were staying, near Underberg.  Posted by Picasa

16 May 2006

A young cute Dassie on Table Mountain Posted by Picasa
From the top of Table Mountain Posted by Picasa
Amazing clounds near Gans Bay on the way back from Cape Agulhas Posted by Picasa
A Weaver bird and nest in the gardens at Delheim Vineyard near Stellenbosch Posted by Picasa
The author and some beach kids at Elands Bay in the Western Cape  Posted by Picasa
The Englishmen's Grave near Bushmans Kloof in The Cederburg Wilderness, just off the R 364 and the dirt road to Wupperthal. This is the last resting place of Lieutenant Graham Vinicombe Winchester Clowes who was killed in action near this place on 30 January 1901 during the Boer War. A poignant reminder of, 'that in some corner of a foreign field there is forever England'. Posted by Picasa
Thought to be thousands of years old, the rock art on the Sevilla Rock Art Trail in the Cederburg Wilderness. Only 20 rand to do the 8km trail you pay in a shack which also offers rather rough self catering accommodation. The trail is in a very spartan area of brush wilderness and semi desert with very hot weather. The trail is well marked but would not recommend a night visit. Posted by Picasa
In the middle of nowhere in deep and darkest Africa, what else do you find but a
tea shop! On the route to Wupperthal from Clan William in the Cederburg Wilderness Area.
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The road through the Cederburg to Wuppertal  Posted by Picasa