Hogsback was awesome.
The last time we were here, was for our wedding
anniversary. This place simply has not changed and is even more
beautiful then before. I can not describe the weather. The days were
mild to hot but with a lovely cool wind that wasn't cold, but made it
very comfortable. What struck me the most was that the air was so
clear. It was like being in a dream and difficult to explain.
Something I have never experienced.
||This photo was
taken on the first night. There was a full moon rising and I just
had to get a photo. I rushed up and set the tripod on the terrace
behind and started shooting.
really stunned by how well the photo came out and is probably one
of my best of the holiday.
Anyway, now to some photo's: -
we are set up for the weekend.
is Swallowtail Country Lodge. They cater for caravaners
and campers only at this stage. Not sure if they will ever
put chalets in.
The stands are fully grassed and fair
in size. While we were there, it was not that full so we
had two stands to spread out in.
is the "Trekkers Lounge" It is a communal area where
everyone can come and sit, watch TV, have a braai, or stay
ultra warm with a serious fireplace during the cold evenings.
is one of the ablutions. They are immaculate and 5 star. Hot
water was permanently on tap supplied by gas heaters.
Bottom right is John doing what he
loves best: - cleaning dishes.
Yea, Right!!!!!!!!!!!!! To an future
girlfriend of his, I am just joking ;-)
the Sunday, before leaving, we felt like eating out. We came
across the sign in the photo on the left. We made the phone
call and made the booking.
O boy, did we have a treat. If you look carefully at the
photo on the right. It is simply a veranda with two tables
with seating for 4 people per table. That's it.
The owner is an X Chef from France and
has toured the world. Just before Lindsay and I arrived
for our honeymoon in 1989, this guy purchased the house
and literally lives off the land.
All the food was home grown. As for
the meat, he has a smallholding up in the mountains where
he has sheep, cows, chickens and the like.
The meal was to die for. It was something
special which was out of the ordinary. Next time you are
on holiday, do something different!
of the highlights of Hogsback is the waterfalls of which there
the Saturday afternoon, we took a drive up to a place on the
top of a mountain for a picnic. Both Lindsay and I said it
was reminiscent of Switzerland
took a walk around the caravan park and snapped nearly a full
GIG of memory card. Here is some of her efforts.
Till next time keep well, travel safe and enjoy.