Month: July 2016

Miaspoort Trail

Interning over the June-July holidays meant I had endless free time over the weekends. Estelle and I thus decided to head up to the Italian Prisoner of War cross on the top of Hugenoot peak.

We parked on the Du Toitskloof pass and made the steep ascent. Bright yellow tolbosse and Wabome (Protea nitida) lined the path up to the neck. From the neck we had a stunning view of the Du Toits mountains, the N1 and the Hawekwas mountains.

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Perdekop Trail

In the July of 2015 I had headed to the Drakensberg with the BTK, fully prepared to see snow up-close for the first time. The first night we slept on top of the Amphitheatre, whereafter we awoke to a very light dusting of snow. From here we drove to Underberg and spent a few nights in the surrounding mountains. On the final evening the temperature dropped well below freezing, and this time I woke up in a frozen sleeping bag, but alas, no snow.  Thus, to see snow here in the Western Cape (albeit but a little) is a real privilege!

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