KNYSNA (cont.)

Heading inland from Knysna along the Prince Alfred Pass road, one encounters a totally different landscape. We took a drive out there to see a property on which our Knysna friends were contemplating building a small cottage. As you can see, this would be an incredible place in which to wake up  every morning, but a bit of a schlep if you run out of milk or sugar at 9.00 pm.

green hills near knysna
Imagine waking up to this every morning.

This is an area where proteas grow in wild abundance.

proteas in the mountians near knysna

While we were there some wildebeest on the adjoining farm ambled past.

wildebeest near knysna
Even a few calves among them.

At the bottom of the property there’s a river which one can reach via a steep descent. The problem with this is that the one thing one always faces with descent like this is that there’s always a steep ascent afterwards. However, mindless of the hardship to follow, butr ever mindful of the snakes one could encounter, we made our way to the valley floor.

rocky river

A rocky section of the river.

 

rock formation
Interesting rock formation.

After a long, hard slog back up the hill and a somewhat dusty drive home, a perfect end to the day.

sunset overlooking the indian ocean at knysna
Knysna sunset

Until next time… 🙂

© 2013. All images copyright Grahame Hall and may not be used without the written permission of the copyright owner. Please respect the rights of others.

 

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