Log Cabin & Settlers Village
Travel Blogs from Graskop
Bed......and off, hoping to reach Barberton for lunch and Swaziland, but that's a long shot. Judith had a game walk in Kruger...early morning start at 5am. Met 0530 and got driven to an isolated spot in the bush. They had to Hang around until daylight as it's too dangerous to walk in the dark. A long, rambling 3.5 hour walk, stopping to look at anything interesting on the way. Saw elephant, rhino, black backed jackal, saddle billed stork, ...
... Canyon, the worlds largest Green Canyon. We stopped at Gods Window lookout, and also hiked on a rainforest track to some other viewing points, enjoying some spectacular views.
Our accomodation for the night was in Graskop, on the embankment of a cliff face. Here, was home to a crazy attraction called 'The Big Swing'. Their motto here was 'Conquer your Fears' or otherwise translated into 'Risk Dying.' Nat and I enjoyed watching some stranger participate. It ...
... amazing circular formations in the rock (created by the swirling waters of the Blyde River) were a good place to find Gold...as it would be...? Blyde River had been on my Bucket list for years and it didn't disappoint...my camera was running hot!
As sunset approached, we finished the day by visiting Berlyn and Lisbon Falls. Berlyn Falls was nice, but Lisbon Falls had a particularly African feel about them. The Sunset helped too...refer ...
... Vegetable and fruit stands would line the road for travelers needing a break or those that just wish to support a stranger's local economy.
We got to a secluded spot to breath in the fresh air. Hills with clouds crawling down their peaks and beautiful rivers and ponds. You want to capture it with a picture and maybe you do, but what are you showing your family or friends or stranger with just a photograph? ...
The temperature is warm outside as we finish our breakfast. It is going
to be warmer than the 28 C (82 F) we have had the last few days in
Johannesburg, which even at that is warm for spring as the elevation
of Johannesburg is 1753 m. (5751 ft.).
We leave the hotel at 8 AM in a 9-passenger van with the luggage towed
behind in a small trailer. We are traveling at least 550 km today. For the
first hour and a half, the landscape is similar to that along the