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Left Johannesburg @ 08h30 for a slow 6 hour drive to the berg, approximately 400kms. In preparation for the journey Mark plugged in his new "National Luna" fridge into the boot to accommodate cold water & juice, biltong, dry wors, chocolates, and of course, champagne to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. Arrived some time after 2pm and after check-in proceeded to relax at the pool area and have a drink whilst enjoying the spectacular views of ...
... can you take a picture?" "Oh, uh, sure, of what? "Of us!". Of course we can take a picture we say, and that's when everyone gets really excited. The four herdsman, suddenly become extremely animated, and, I'm not kidding about this... Rip off the the clothes they're wearing. I have no idea what to make of this, but before I know if they're all posing tighty whities only in front of worlds 2nd largest waterfall. They call another of their ...
I survived the intermediate horse riding! It was a lot of fun and I managed to trot and canter, probably with zero style, but without falling off which was the important bit! We saw even more of the fantastic scenery around Cathedral Peak and I think it particularly nice for Clare to get back to a more decent speed on a horse. Quasi my horse was very well behaved but nevertheless I have some ...
... drizzle. Near the cairn we met a couple who were understandably concerned about finding the way, but even in a thicker mist you can't go wrong if you follow the stream down; coming back is trickier, finding the correct branch, but there is an intermittent path approaching the cairn. Still, it should be said that people have died here in various ways. The weather can change in an instant -- I once sat at the edge watching clouds form on a clear day like ...
... like some of my photos.) She also would not have liked some of the ladders we had to use to get down. Again, see pics.
Interestingly, to me at least, when we crossed to the back side of the ridge where the falls started, we crossed the border into Lesotho, giving me a bonus 71st country. But I had decided to go there anywhere on the second day trip out of Amphitheatre Lodge, and want a separate map entry, so onward to