It was the coldest weekend of the year so far during which I happened to explore the Bontebok National Park, Swellendam and some of its surrounds (Suurbraak, Tradouw Pass and bits of Barrydale).
Swirling winds brought news of snow-topped mountains, stung our cheeks till they glowed pink and whipped our feet into stamping dances, just to stay warm while admiring the dizzying views from Tradouw Pass. Brandy and wine tasting and Karoo tapas assisted in keeping us nice and toasty, while watching a brave member of our group zipline into the Buffeljags Dam kept spirits soaring.
I also met quite a few super cute fluffy ones.
Here are some snaps…
White-washed little house in Suurbraak. Such a pretty town.
At the Bloublommetjies Kloof Lavender farm.
Joseph Barry 10-year and Lindt. Delish
The park is a botanist's dream - full of all sorts of plant species you wouldn't find anywhere else.
The remains of Kaptein Lang Elsie's stone house in the Bontebok National Park.
And now for all the furry ones…
This girl lives at Umshanti. They kept telling me her name, but of course, I've forgotten it.
This sweet little one is a friendly cat you'll find at Rolandale farm stall just outside Swellendam.
This one also lives at Umshanti.
This one at the Lavender farm... he/she was a bit kwaai. Swiping me and giving me death stares.
These guys live at the Joubert -Tradauw winery.