We met at a time-share complex called Cayley Lodge. This is just across the valley from us and we drove straight there instead of meeting the others further down at the shopping center.
Driving along at the bottom of John's property, Grant stopped so that I could take photos.
The hay bales on the open land
The big house and our rondawel (round thatched-roofed hut) from the bottom of the hill
The land with bales on the left and our abode on the right
The view of our place a I showed it to my friends
We set off up the concrete road - first leg of our hike that day
On the open veld, Driekie stopped to admire a wildflower. I photographed it.
I'm not sure what this is. I will place it on the Indigenous flower of South Africa Face Book page to get some identification
Although it was only 7am, the sun was already high and hot!
A rural settlement in the valley
We walked along the path over hills ...
...and down dales
Bell Park Dam is a big tourist attraction in the Drakensberg.
Trish and Anne are two of our fittest hikers. I like to pace myself on them!
Soon the rest of the group arrived. Some stopped on right here for breakfast, which is directly above the Bushman Paintings
The others opted for a rock across a short boulder hop - it was in the shade!
After coffee and sandwiches, Jenny and I slithered down the round rock above to join several other who were viewing the Bushman Paintings
Bushman paintings normal depict rheebuck, eland and stick-like humans
Often domestic cattle are depicted - I saw this painting above as a bovine animal
An almost headless Eland - shaped antelope with a smaller one above the creviceCayley Lodge:About 4 km north of Cayley Lodge above the Ama Swazi settlement is an extensive rock ledge where 2 small streams enter the valley below. On the South side of this ledge is a small overhand with some reasonably well preserved paintings comprising of a few Eland some other antelope, human figures and a very faint therianthrope (half human half animal drawing).