I spent the whole day today exploring the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve. It’s a very rugged area, and the road either follows the river bed, traversing the water several times, or it ascends the mountains over several passes. The most beautiful is Grasnek Pass, with great views over the valley. A huge thunderstorm moved just west of the reserve, but no rain fell here! In the morning it was really hot, and I took a few swims in the river. I found a very photogenic water lily…to go with the rest of this photogenic landscape.
Tonight I am camping at a spot on the river called Rooihoek…it’s very basic, but perfect. There are a few other campers here too. Baboons are scaling the cliffs above us. I haven’t seen any of the buffalo yet, but hopefully tomorrow.
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