Final weekend of our fortnight holiday, in May … to Ballito, Midlands and lastly, Champagne Castle Hotel in Central Drakensberg
Good morning majestic mountains !!
It was a toss up between ziplining across the Blue Grotto Forest : Drakensberg Canopy Tour, which is an incredible experience …. or a walking trail up to the Sphinx. Both of which we’ve done before. We decided on the mountain trail …
It’s a lovely trail which is not too difficult at all ..
Lush fern and moss at Crystal Falls where you can drink the cool fresh mountain water …
Our destination .. the Sphinx (centre of pic) …
Rounding the mountain. Sphinx is insignificant from this angle (left and upward) as it’s made of various rock formations and only looks like a Sphinx from further back …
I’ve slotted in photographs from February 2011 – midsummer and green – showing the rock formations that make up the Sphinx
And while I’m at it, I shall slot in a few more for comparison .. then and now ..
In 2011 the mountains were covered in cloud ..
Champagne Castle – 3377m (flat top) can clearly be seen behind Cathkin Peak – 3149m ..
Descending … x marks Champagne Castle Hotel. Such a pity it was very hazy
The balance of this next photo is not right but I like the grass 😉
Back to the level of the hotel grounds ..
Great morning walk 🙂