We spent Sunday and Monday at Didima Resort in the northern part of the Central Drakensbergs. Previously we had been staying in Dundee so we drove through Ladysmith and Winterton on our way there.
|Farming Country SW of Ladysmith|
On Sunday morning we drove up to Monk's Cowl in the Central Drakensbergs. The scenery is idyllic. Obviously fertile farming country surrounded by tall mountains. Very green in the valleys, although all the locals say they need lots more rain.
From the foot of the Monk's Cowl road we drove north to the Cathedral Peak road. This road is quite different. Just as spectacular but instead of fertile green valleys there is less fertile ground and many Zulu villages along the road.
|Zulu village in the Drakensbergs|
At the park boundary the villages and farming stop. It is a short drive from the boundary to the resort. A few more kilometres up the road is the posh Cathedral Peak Hotel which has been there for 150 years.
|Entering the park|
|Late afternoon sun over the mountains|
(Bell and Cathedral Peaks at right)
|Statue of eland outside the Rock Art Museum|
|Damp but awesome hike on Monday morning|
|Rocky creek bed in the gorge|
|Afternoon walk to view rock art was in sunshine|
|San rock art depicting eland|
|San rock art depicting battle with lion/shaman|
|Sunny morning over the mountains|
We're now back aboard Zen Again in Richards Bay. We're looking out for a weather window to sail south. Unfortunately the next week isn't looking promising at this stage.