Friday, 26 September 2014

The Valley of Desolation, South Africa

The Karoo region is the Eastern Cape of South Africa is a vast region with beautiful roads, stark & beautiful scenery & interesting vegetation.




None more than the very impressive Valley of Desolation outside the pretty town of Graaf Reinet. The two places could not be more different - the orderliness of Graaf Reinet & then the vast, starkness of the Valley of Desolation.

We made the trip on a bright Winters afternoon as the sun was high in the sky. The views are simply spectacular - vast panoramas all around until we reached the top look out & walked to the view point to gaze over the almost alien landscape below.


Huge craggs lit by the fading sunlight accentuated the deep valleys & rugged landscape below.




Best of all was that we could take it all in without other people about - drink in the quiet & watch raptures working the cliffs for small mammals.

Such vast spaces & solitude are good for the soul ….

Do you enjoy places of solitude & quietness? Where is your favourite place?

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment so I can return the visit.

Dee ~♥~


2 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics of South Africa! What a view! My favorite quiet place is Prince Edward Island, Canada! Very small island with quaint towns, no crowds like NYC or Paris.

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  2. Beautiful pics Dee! My favourite place is the Drakensberg in S.A!

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