…the mornings carry a lovely mist and while the nights are nice and crisp, the days are a delight with the sun warming ones skin! Even our chickens are taking a break and haven’t laid an egg for a couple of days now… THIS is the season, for extended hikes without a sweat, for rides on the mountain bike be it 10 or 40km, and of course a lekker braai or even better a potjie with springbok, chicken or lamb (just not our recently spotted Aardvark) while a crackling fire fills the air.
Hence, even I take the chance and escape every now and then into the mountains to some uncharted peaks, valleys or ridge lines. One of those weekends was the 10th of May. A small group of us, all guides on the Rim of Africa, recced a new section on the Eastern part of the Langeberg, due to open for this 2013 season. Just 2 days in the midst of endless protea slopes and rocky ridges and a night under the stars with crystal clear water gurgling in the stream nearby. What a privilege! What piece of earthy heaven! All right on your door step!
Well check the pictures and if you like to see more, visit: Rim of Africa for further info on this year’s first timer of almost 60 days non-stop in the mountains, from Pakhuis pass to George… You simply can’t miss this extra ordinary mountain journey!
For those of you who can’t spare a whole 2 month of work or away from your pot plants… there are shorter options and if all fails, there’s always Simonskloof with its Gecko Trail (which forms part of RIM’s 5th section Hex valley – Montagu) .
See’ya soon… in the mountains!