Three days earlier, the same waterfall in the distance viewed from another trail.
Life on the road provides some interesting opportunities to meet people from all over the world. It's hardly surprising to meet a couple from South Africa in Clarens. However, to meet a rather charming and interesting couple from Johannesburg on a walk above the dam outside the town was unexpected. Beverley and Dave Nowikow from the big city had just arrived at a high viewpoint overlooking the water where we made contact. We spent much time conversing and the longer it continued, the less we wanted to separate. Therefore, we hiked back to the entrance of the park together spending a little time observing the surroundings and most of the period conversing--a nice term for good old talking.
A view of the dam from close to the highpoint of the hike.
Reaching the endpoint of the hike as we go a little off trail to 'fool around' on the boulders.
Returning along the trail toward the dam below.
A peek into someone's home. Not nice but a nice view.
Across the way is the giant, Mount Horeb. On our last visit we reached the highpoint of the lower side. We were stopped by the management from entering the gated community, the official climbing trailhead. Dawn, our landlady, arranged with a local farmer to allow us for a fee to climb from his farm. A charming elderly man, he added, 'you walk across the veld, negotiate the dongas, turn right and go straight up.' He continued, 'shouldn't be a problem.' Sounded like an experienced hiker. He concluded, 'I've never done it myself though.' We wish he'd been with us. A real rough scramble without any form of trail. Always worth it though.
Jen eats brunch just below the peak, reachable from the other side where we were stopped from entering. What, might you inquire, do you eat, typically?
Look no further. We hunt, hike and eat. ('Heaven forbid'). My function is to ward off the vultures while Jen slices off the prime bits.
Tapers to a narrow point and slippery for extra measure.