Biking and birding in Weltevrede.

Looking for a new adventure we decided to ‘revisit’ a favorite getaway for a four day biking and birding tour. Late summer and early autumn is the perfect time to visit Weltevrede Fig Farm. Not only are the orchards laden with figs to meet any appetite, but the heat of the Karoo sun is tempered with cool evening breezes. Amongst the many attractions of Weltevrede … Continue reading Biking and birding in Weltevrede.

Karoo reservoir plunge

In the parched summer heat that silences the Karoo landscape, the only ephemeral escape is to plunge into the closest water reservoir. Unfortunately by the time you finish doing up the last button, it feels like you need to jump in again. But work calls and we have go watch a few birds. Loving being here. Continue reading Karoo reservoir plunge

Geophytes of the Karoo

To most travellers that traverse the Karoo ensconced in an air conditioned vehicle, the vast landscape receding to the horizon leaves a lasting impression of primordial existence long after they have returned home. For the those with even a fleeting interest in geology, negotiating the meandering incision of Meiringspoort through the Cape Fold Mountains or scaling the towering heights of Swartberg Pass north of the … Continue reading Geophytes of the Karoo