“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ George Santayana
As I may have mentioned in a previous post or two, whenever I can spare a few cents, I love to travel and see new places. Over this past Easter weekend my friend and I went to arguably the most scenic province in South Africa, Mpumalanga. I am always hesitant when people rave about how beautiful a place is because I hate nothing more than disappointment. So when we set off on Friday morning I was cautiously optimistic. Turns out I need not have worried. The place blew my mind. The rolling hills, the miles of beautiful greenery, the waterfalls, the people (some of whom seem to be stuck in 1920), the animals……..
I visited a whole lot of places but here are a few photos of my favourite spots….
God’s window was not what I expected. The trek to the top of mountain is not for sissys but I loved every minute. It’s hard to not feel a little bit closer to God when you see world from the top of the mountain…. the view into the valley below is what is referred to as God’s window. To get to the very top of the mountain one must also walk through a rainforest of sorts….my senses were overwhelmed. No photo can do the place justice. If you should ever visit the place pray for clear skies. My friend and I stayed on the mountain top until the fog cleared. He wasn’t about to trek up a mountain and not see what God’s window was truly about 🙂 It was so worth it.
These falls are beautiful but I didn’t enjoy them much because the viewing point has a security fence around it. I know its for our safety buuuuut…….