Monday, May 5, 2014

Back through a tunnel of time. Our KZN road trip, "old school"...

" Yesterday is already a dream ,and tomorrow is only a vision, 
today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness 
and every tomorrow a vision of hope"
Spionkop Lodge


One final look at our KZN road trip.
In a hint of sepia...
My wife at the Howick Falls...
and no, it was not REALLY that cold.


Lots of bikers going in both directions...coast-wards and inland
We bumped into them for most of the week that we were in the province


Carolyn at the Nelson Mandela Capture site.
A must visit for everyone
We were there on Freedom Day (a public holiday here in SA)


Got to love 'em goats...


In a land of faltering electricity supply,
gas is king


Early morning at Spionkop Lodge


Part of the South African war battlefields under dense early morning mist.
It would have been a similar situation on 24/01/1900


Spioenkop Game Reserve.
Young bull giraffe sparring


The reserve only has one of the "Big 5"...
so we saw 100%


Nguni cow...
Very special


Hamerkop at Spionkop


A good cup of coffee and a view.
Two of my wife's favourite things


The cross at the top of Mount Alice


Artist Bruce Backhouse capturing the moment in pen and ink


Unfortunately for the British forces,
there was no bridge over the Tugela in 1900


Desolation 1


Desolation 2


Graves at the top of Spionkop


The Burgher Memorial outside Ladysmith


Evening over the Midlands Meander

Contact details:


Our first port of call in Balgowan on the Midlands Meander
The Falls self catering cottages.
www.renaissanceantiques.co.za/accommodation.

www.midlandsmeander.co.za


Augustine Ave B&B in Ladysmith.
www.ladysmithbeds.co.za


Great food in Ladysmith
Tel: 036 637 8163


Ladysmith tour guide:
 Elizabeth Spiret.
She can be reached either via: www.ladysmith.co.za
or on her mobile 0722629669



www.spionkop.co.za


Our Spionkop tour guide
Raymond Heron
Contact Lynette on:
036 4481 404 or 082 5730224
Email: spionkop@futurenet.co.za



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