‘I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.’ – Sarah Williams
‘SEVEN! That was the seventh shooting star I’ve seen so far tonight.’ It was New Years Eve & Ben & I had hoisted the mattress, pillows and blanket onto the roof of the Land Rover, on top of which I was lying. The thought of needing a blanket and jersey was a pleasant one, as the days and previous nights temperatures before were way too uncomfortable, even with the wind blowing. In the distance you could hear the baboon’s barking in the mountains and the quiet chatter and laughter of the other campers in the riverine area. We fell asleep watching the satellites and shooting stars, making up our own shapes and constellations as the speckled holes to heaven moved above us, wandering what the indigenous people who used to roam the remote Cederberg region thought about the heavens above.
‘5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year!’
Below are some photos from our recent trip to the Cederberg, a mountainous region where temperatures are unforgiving, yet a beautiful getaway only 3 hours out of Cape Town. This is what we saw:
This is what our camping set-up looks like, everything is so easily accessible on the landy. The awning, the rooftop tent, the water storage & the kitchen (Courtesy of Front Runner SA).
Endless mountains, never-ending dusty winding roads & seeing almost no sign of civilisation for ages…a refreshing way to start 2016.
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