March 2017 : Champagne Castle Hotel
Our weekend in the Drakensberg was coming to an end. Hubby and I were leaving the following day and up to this point we hadn’t seen the mountain peaks. It would have been disappointing to leave for home without seeing a glimpse .. even for a moment. But once the clouds cleared we were blessed with this spectacular sight until we left after breakfast the next day (photo taken from hotel’s patio)
Below is the photo I took on our arrival a few days prior showing the outline of the mountain range seen from the hotel’s patio. The plateau top of Champagne Castle (3377m) is almost hidden behind Cathkin Peak (3149m) .. .
As the last wisps of cloud drifted off, more of the range was revealed ..
Sun setting behind the mountains ..
Sunrise the next morning …
Sheer cliffs of Champagne Castle (flat topped on the far left) and Cathkin Peak now can be seen clearly behind the grassy mountains in the foreground ..
Bright sunshine – a promise of a good day ahead but for hubby and I, it was time to make our way home ..
The road ‘ follows ‘ the Drakensberg for miles …
The Amphitheatre ..