This the beginning of the vast Plains of Camdeboo, some of the richest fossil deposits in SA. It was once, not that long ago in the greater scheme of things, a humungous inland sea and crawling with huge dinosauric creepies.
I love this heart of my country.
Not far from here is Nieu Bethesda and its Owl House (Helen Martins), then stunningly preserved Graaf Reinet (thank you Rupert family).
I'm about to drive down the Lootsberg Pass, in the distance is the Kompassberg, the second highest peak.