After my photography, the next best thing in my life is a holiday. I absolutely live for them, always planning the next one. This past December, we went to the Western Cape and what an experience it was! It was definitely not the first time we have been there but with the beauty of nature from God’s hand, well I just cannot get enough of the scenery. On our way down, we stopped over at a Guest Farm http://ramino.co.za/ in Hanover.
We were very exhausted and hot but we got the most wonderful warm welcome from Linda and her daughter Mianke. I have always heard that the people of the Karoo know just what hospitality is but to experience it first hand was fantastic.
We ended up around the dinner table with 3 other couples and we were chatted and enjoyed each other’s company and experiences so much that nobody left early the next morning as was planned.
But the highlight was definitely the visit to the wild horses they have on the farm. What an experience…….for all of us…I was in seventh heaven with my camera. I cannot describe in words how breathtakingly beautiful it was but I think I have managed to capture some of it.
How many of us have the opportunity to come so close to these amazing animals? What an absolute honor and privilege
Linda’s daughter – Mianke have a Gift in calling these animals..Flicka….her horse…responds when she calls him..from across the valley…believe it or not..Amazing.http://www.volksblad.com/nuus/2013-06-06-wilde-perde-kom-wanneer-mianke-roep
Then we unfortunately have to leave for the rest of our journey..so on our way to George…Hartenbos beach for the next 10 days…where the sky looked like ice-cream. 10 thousand people singing carols by candle light on a field…fantastic…
And then the long road back to JHB….not very exciting….but…then my husband asked if i could phone Linda to hear if we can sleep at their farm again on our way back…FANTASTIC…..how I would like to end every holiday on such a high note….with a daughter that is completely besotted with horses..it was a real dream come true…took some convincing to explain why she cannot have her own horse…and why Uncle GP cannot keep it for her on his farm..one day my girl…one day?
LINDA, MIANKE, SEBASTIAN EN GP…thank you so much for a unforgettable experience. ?