Knysna to Oudtshoorn
With a stop at the Wimpy in Knysna, we were on our way to Karoo National Park but as the distance is not great, we had a leisurely drive there. The scenery and the flowers on the road between there and Oudtshoorn is remarkable at this time of year as there are many flowers in bloom such as this pink Erica and white Selago.But even more so, was the sight of the hops grown in the region and used in the making of beer.
All along the route were just the most beautiful Proteas in full bloom. What a wonderful sight for me who lives in Gauteng and has almost none of the species growing there as the temperatures are too hot for them.
By lunchtime we stopped at Meiringspoort Waterfall. This is a great spot on a hot summers days to stop and cool your feet in the cold mountain water.
Stopping to look at the flowers, we found this Blue Spotted Lizard which is found on the rocks along the road. It is about 15cm (6”) in length.