Category Archives: mountains

Waterfalls, bridges, steps and a forest

March 2017 :  Champagne Castle Hotel – Central Drakensberg Hubby and I went for an afternoon stroll on Mike’s Path, a short circular trail passed the upper dams, through the forest and back to the dams … … We spotted a … Continue reading

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Along a country road …

…. at the foothills of the Drakensberg.  Leaving the hotel gate … Basket sellers outside the entrance to catch tourists .. and me !    When in the Berg buy basket ware, it’s strong, durable and made by rural women The … Continue reading

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Champagne Castle Hotel

I am featuring the hotel (or part thereof)  in this post for those who haven’t seen my previous posts on our visits over the years.  The hotel is nestled at the foothills of the Drakensberg in the Champagne Valley ..  photo … Continue reading

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Chapel in the mountains and mist

Who doesn’t love a wedding?!!  A perfect spot for memorable nuptials in the mountains of the majestic Berg …   I took this photo through the closed glass doors :  chapel was ready for influx of wedding helpers the following day .. … Continue reading

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A weekend in the Central Drakensberg

Moving on from our idyllic holiday in the Transkei, hubby and I spent a weekend at one of our favourite spots in the Drakensberg … Champagne Castle Hotel. As usual, I’ve taken more than enough photographs!!!   Majestic mountains are like the sea.  One … Continue reading

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We’re on holiday for the next 12 days !

Sooooo just as a last post until our return  … Nerine bowdeni in my garden .. Where are we going ?   Well, hubby and I are spending a few days in Ramsgate, Kwa Zulu Natal with cousins Barry, Gavin, Kathy and Sabrina … Continue reading

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BJ’s at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

A visit to Hermanus is not the same unless you have a meal at BJ’s.  Very sadly, it was burnt down not long before hubby and I visited Cheryl and Bob last month.  Totally devastating for locals, and visitors alike, many of … Continue reading

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