Our first day in Golden Gate Highlands National Park was icy cold, but had a bright blue sky that was perfect for exploring the mountains and the views offered by a drive through the park. Although part of the Drakensberg mountain range, we didn't get to see any really impressive peaks - I think those are mostly on the Natal side of the mountains. The Free State is known for being flat farmlands, so I guess any kind of hill in this area is exciting. We enjoyed driving the meandering roads up and down the mountains, looking at the gorgeous views and coming upon the odd herd of zebra or blue wildebeest, and (very fortunately) also had an encounter with a pair of secretary birds.
Labels: Africa, Drakensberg mountains, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa