Two weekends ago our Cell group decided to go for a 4x4 drive in the Elands Valley and the Baviaans Nature Reserve. My first thought that this isn't really "my thing". So glad I didn't actually say it...because it turned out to be a beautiful day in a beautiful part of our country. So early on Sunday morning we all bundled into 3 4x4 vehicles.
Ignoring the sign we entered this premises...
You can see the dam wall in the background.
The manager's house build in 1905.
The Sand River Dam built in 1929...what they did without the modern machinery is just amazing.
My favourite photo of the day.
We entered the Baviaans Nature Reserve and drove to the foot of the Cockscomb Mountain...beautiful!
Here we had coffee and rusks.
The heather is so pretty and it looks like little posies all over the veld.
Our one friend ventured into the bush to get close to the proteas...and she suffered from tick bite fever after being bitten by a tick during our trip.
An old house in the reserve...this is something our great grand kids will probably never see.
Perched high up on the Groot River Pass.
Needless to say the men loved the trip...you know boys and their toys?
Another very pretty bush that is showing it's spring blossoms.
In this photo you can see how strong and how wide the river ran during our recent floods.
We had a lovely picnic lunch next to the river.
Spending time with good friends...priceless.
One of the men in our group making a big splash.
This is the first time we drove to the Baviaans Kloof....and it is right on our doorstep. Do you also live near beautiful places you have never visited?