Having done the Sani Pass we decided a more leisurely day was needed. Nearby was the Drakensberg Gardens We were informed we could go through their grounds to the campsite at the end and do some walking. Pillar Cave was our choice, so off we set.
It was a great walk although we had to cross a swollen river 3 times
We decided it was easier to just wade through and dry our boots later. The mist settled in and we weren’t sure where the cave was, as the map we were following was very stylised. At the point of giving up and returning, Sandra walked on and finally found the cave. I presume the view from the cave is great but we didn’t see it 🙁
It wasn’t the best walk for birds, but the flowers were good, which was a bonus.
We stopped for lunch on the way back at the first river crossing
Whilst here we spotted a female Malachite Sunbird entering a nest
The male Malachite Sunbird was near but didn’t seem to be helping
Driving back to our B&B in Underberg we came across this Long-crested Eagle at the side of the road
To finish off a great day, we had a braai for our steak and a firepit to sit and watch as well as to help dry our boots.
It’s off to Didima tomorrow to our final destination of the holiday.