Brian, Joe, Bronwyn and myself set out to the Limietberg nature reserve to say farewell to our second year of studies. The day before we had faced the most dreadful final exam (linear algebra), so we were all too happy to catch a break.

I picked everyone up at 7:00 and we made our way too the Bainskloof pass. With ample power ballads and a coffee stop in Wellington we eventually made it to Eerste Tol where we were to start the Bobbejaansrivier trail.

We were informed that a recent fire had left the trail charred and bland in comparison to its usual splendor. We were advised to rather walk up the Witterivier (in the opposite direction to the Rock Hopper trail) and devise our own trail along the rocks.

After some initial disappointment regarding the change of trail, we came to enjoy ourselves. The landscape felt raw and the river carved deep potholes into the worn down rock. This stood in stark contrast to the jagged boulders and large monoliths broken off of the mountain above.


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