karoo trip part 1

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so we took a few days off and traveled north towards the Karoo, probably one of the quietest and most serene parts of South Africa. There is quite literally nothing there…an arid, semi-desert landscape which extends as far as the eye can see, with the silhouette of the mountains in the distance. To get there, we took the Bain’s Kloof Pass, emerging in the town of Ceres. The pass, built by convicts and completed in 1853, is one of the most scenic and picturesque in South Africa. After a heavy rainfall, the Witte River was swirling with rapids and waterfalls, quite beautiful to see.  here’s a few pictures from the beginning of the trip:

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Bain’s Kloof Pass, cut through by the Witte River

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the twisting, scenic pass, cut into the rock by convict labour

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a quirky road-trip stop, tucked away in the mountains outside Ceres, with the most delicious homemade lemonade

visit again tomorrow for the rest of our Karoo Trip…

all images by Megan Smith

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