I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves… but first a joke I heard about American Tourists….
A group of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Switzerland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat’s milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.
‘These,’ she explained, ‘are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.’ She then asked, ‘What do you do in America with your old goats?’
A spry old gentleman answered, ‘They send us on bus tours!’
Funny they do the same to us here….
When having a picnic in the park… do keep your eyes open… specially when going to the Loo…
‘cause we’ll be watching you… if you’re constipated, one of these knocking on the door is guaranteed to aid the cause..
and just down the road this guy will be waiting to see if you made it….
Drakensberg, the main mountain range of Southern Africa. The Drakensberg rises to more than 11,400 feet (3,475 metres) The Drakensberg is part of the Great Escarpment and separates the high plateaus of the South African interior from the lower lands along the coast.
An awe-inspiring and truly magnificent range of mountains, the majority of which lie in KwaZulu Natal and stretch well over 200 kilometres forming a natural border between Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal. It extends roughly northeast to southwest for 700 miles (1,125 km) parallel to the south-eastern coast of South Africa. Rock and cave art several thousands of years old have been found in the range.
The Photos are of a region towards the southern parts of KwaZulu Natal..
Oribi Gorge is situated along the spectacular forest-cloaked ravine of the Mzimkulwana river just west of Port Shepstone which itself is 120 km south of Durban. Oribi Gorge is the eastern gorge of two gorges that cuts through the Oribi Flats (flat sugarcane farmlands), southern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The western gorge was formed by the Mzimkulu river. At the base of the cliffs of both gorges there are rocks over 1000 million years old while the cliffs themselves are formed from sandstone deposited about 365 million years ago.
The road through Oribi Gorge was built by Italian prisoners of war.
the Oribi Gorge, which is approximately 27 km long, 4 km wide (widest point) and 400 m deep. In 1950 it was proclaimed a protected state forest.
This is from an excerpt from a local business in the gorge…”Lose all senses of self preservation and experience the ultimate rush of the Wild Swing at Oribi Gorge. Launch yourself off Lehr’s Falls, 100m into the abyss of the Oribi Gorge on the world’s highest gorge swing. Leaves you feeling breathless and exhilarated!” Also shows if you are sane or not….
Instructions are given….
Down they go to the jump off spot…and then “ready steady…jump”
“I’m back now it’s your turn”… other thinks “Why did I agree to this?”
This is what they jump down into… would you?
But one thing is for sure.. this gorge is one beautiful area of South Africa… Me at a lookout spot..