Heading back to Cape Town ~ Part 2

Hello again! Here are some more photos of our return trip to Cape Town. We stopped so often we were a tad bit late to a dinner party Portchie Viljoen had invited us to. Portchie is an amazingly talented South African artist and a wonderful and generous man. Have a look at his website: http://www.portchie.com/

 Do have a look at Ray’s stunning photos! http://www.rayscam.com/

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1. Beautiful canola fields, and an equally stunning sky!
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2. Lines.
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3. The road ahead…
Back to CT14
4. Windpumps; typically South African.
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5. Farmland and mountain ranges.
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6. The cattle has been rounded up.
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7. Stunning colours!
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8. Bird on a wire.
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9. God beams; breathtaking!
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10. It was a gorgeous day for a road trip 🙂

 

See you next week when we are back in the Cape 🙂

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Heading back to Cape Town ~ Part 1

Our little getaway to Oudtshoorn was amazing! But (apparently) all good things must come to an end, so off we go again to Cape Town 🙂

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning photos! http://www.rayscam.com/

1. The open road!
1. The open road!
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2. Cliff face.
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3. Tradouws Pass.
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4. The Tradourivier.
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5. Close up…
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6. Stunning green.
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7. Amazing views of the road and country side still ahead of us.
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8. A lovely little bistro in Suurbraak, just outside of Barrydale.
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9. Where I had my first roosterkoek! Deelish!!! Mine had cheese and fig jam 😀
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10. It had lovely décor 🙂

See you next week for part 2! 

Klaarstroom

Whilst in Oudtshoorn, the furthest we travelled was to Klaastroom; which is just in the Groot Karoo. Unfortunately I have a mere 7 photos of this wonderful place, as I was so taken in with the peacefulness and the surroundings in general, that I was a wee bit distracted. Here they are…

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning photos! http://www.rayscam.com/

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1. Even the windpump is still in the heat of the day…
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2. The Great Swartberg mountains.
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3. Where there’s a house, there’s a windpump…
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4. This lovely little cottage was for rent…oh wouldn’t that have been nice! 😉
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5. Typical Karoo shrub.
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6. Karoo veld and hills…such beauty!
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7.  Another view of the Great Swartberg range.

 

See you again next week! Where will we be??? 😉

Meiringspoort – 2

Meiringspoort waterfall is about halfway through the poort and we (of course) stopped there to take the small hike up there. It wasn’t too hot and well worth it, as we were welcomed by the stunning waterfall and the lovely cool clear water. There were even a few froggies there 😉

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning photos! http://www.rayscam.com/

1. As we walked up towards the top...
1. As we walked up towards the top…
2. A welcoming sight.
2. A welcoming sight.
3. Beautiful, clear, and refreshingly cool.
3. Beautiful, clear, and refreshingly cool.
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4. So lovely…
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5. Love these mountains…
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6. A dip would have been SO nice! But probably still a bit cool back then.
7. Basking in the sun.
7. Basking in the sun.
8. The fall...
8. The fall…
9. "Ah...this is the life!"
9. “Ah…this is the life!”
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10. Beauty.

 

See you again next week! 🙂

Meiringspoort – 1

We drove to Meiringspoort from Oudtshoorn along the R12. It was a beautiful trip with many stops…as there always is with us 😉

Do have a look at Ray’s stunning photos! http://www.rayscam.com/

1. Prickly pear!
1. Prickly pear!
2.Kamanassie mountain; behind it is the Groot Swartberg.
2.Kamanassie mountain; behind it is the Groot Swartberg.
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3. African daisy (botterblom)
4. Stink beetle on a klapperbos flower.
4. Stink beetle on a klapperbos flower.
5. Rooikoppe hills.
5. Rooikoppe hills.
6. Klapperbos.
6. Klapperbos.
7. Golden Weaver.
7. Golden Weaver.
8. Entrance to Swartberg.
8. Entrance to Swartberg.
9. Meiringspoort.
9. Meiringspoort.
10. Grootrivier.
10. Grootrivier.

See you next week with part 2 🙂