anshjain97 -South Africa will knock your sox off if you like smaller cities and wide open spaces. Just reading Nycgirl's report so far tells you a lot. I can't wait for her report on Kruger National Park.
htmb - It's hard to tell what they are. Could be trees that loose their leaves early in autumn OR could even be trees like Blue Gum that have been poisoned, but usually that's only where they are sucking up too much water near other indigenous species. I will ask next time we go there.
Deyana - It was only a teeny weeny wooden log bridge and only a meter drop into the water - the waterfall was a good way beyond it! I'm sure the owners check it for vandalism etc very regularly.
I'm adding this photo of the orange sandstone rock face of the gorge.
Also the overnight hut that is available for longer stays. Taken from a distance that shows how lonely it is!
And an unusual butterfly - called an 'Common Orange Tip' It is seen all year round - this is a female....how do I know? Well, my BUSHVELD book shows a picture of the male and describes a female as having darker markings with smudgelike appearances, which I think fits the bill. These butterflies use the Shepherd's Bush or Boscia albitrunca as a larval food plant.
And as we were leaving the picnic spot - a quick chance to take a snap of this pretty little African Hoopoe.