We had much more rain than the previous 3 years. The flowers are stunning this year. My fiance and I visited the West Coast National park on 22 August 2020 and I was very happy to see that this year the fields are much more colorful. In 2018 my dad and I went and it was mainly Yellow flowers…. This year there is all the colors of the rainbow…
Well it has been an absolute pleasure sharing our weekend at Berghoff Fynbos Farm with you all here on my blog.
Here’s a few more photo’s I took before heading back home…
We had a awesome time although on our way back home Mornè’s car broke. I would not recommend that you go to visit in a normal sedan. Normal cars are not made to withstand that bumpy road. Don’t get me wrong if the roads were in better condition even though it is a dirtroad I would surely visit more often. Unfortunately I do not have a 4×4 or a vehicle that can take the punch.
So to sum up the only reason at this stage that is keeping me from going back is the road. I am not afraid of dirt roads and I love driving on them but the damage and costs involved to fix your car is just too much.
The views on your way back are absolutely stunning….
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work and I look forward to sharing more of my travels with you.
After Breakfast we all went for a walk and I captured the most beautiful landscapes and flowers.
One thing my boys have gotten from me is they both also love nature and photography. At one point in their lives both wanted to persue a career in photography and believe me that was very flattering but I told them that they can always do photography combined with another career or as a paid hobby.
Both are persuing a career in IT and I am super proud of them.
Nothing beats a glass of gin, cranberry juice and tonic while sitting and enjoying the sounds and views before sunset….
Birds calling to one another while getting ready for bed… Even the insects are more noisy than during the day…
Then there is my dad collecting extra wood so that we can make a “geselsvuurtjie” as he calls it. Let me explain this is the fire that is made after the food is finished and we all gather around the fire and sit and talk… These are precious times that I will cherish for the rest of my life….
Dad turned 72 in December 2018 and for the first time in years we went away as a family.
My dad Ivan, myself, my two handsome boys Armand, Lian, my boyfriend Mornè, his daughter Desiree, my Brother Wouter, his wife Kathleen, their two little ones Aran and Morgan. Never since I moved out of the house have we went away as a family.
Spending time with family is very important to me.
Berghoff Fynbos Farm is a great place to have a break from the hustle and bustle of city live.
I told the children we would be cut off from the outside world, but to our surprise when we got there they left us a Wi-Fi code. The children were in 7th heaven but to my surprise they did not sit looking at their little screens the whole day.
We played fingerboard and later they started playing cards.
As I share more photos of our visit to Berghoff I will tell you some more about our weekend.
Ostriches are very big birds that can’t fly…. But oh my word they can run very fast and they lay very big eggs….
I used to love to listen to the stories my mother told me about her childhood vacations on the Ostrich farm were her grandparents stayed. She told me how she and her nephew use to go play in the Ostrich penns. They were not aware that it was breeding season and got to close to the eggs. Mom told us that she never knew she can run that fast or jump over the fence….
When I was about 10 years old my parents took us to Oudtshoorn known for all it’s Ostrich farms. My mom also showed us were she spent her school holidays. I remembered that holiday as if it was yesterday. Sitting on the back of that big bird and feeding it. I found it very interesting that Ostriches eats stones well everything they can swallow to be honest. They really like shiny things too.
Ostrich eggs are very big and srong. One can stand on it and it won’t break. I would never believed it but I saw it with my own two eyes. One Ostrich egg equals 24 eggs and it is a taste to get use to. I personally love it especially when you make omelettes of it.
While visiting the Westcoast National Park last year for the first time I had the opportunity to take some awesome photo’s of the Ostriches in a field of yellow flowers.
I read on Instagram that in 1930 there were only 30 Bontebok left in the world….
According to Wikipedia they were killed as pests and at one stage only 17 existed.
Today Bontebok are only found in South Africa in protective areas like our Sanparks.
I was lucky and got a awesome photo opportunity when I visited The West Coast National Park and Potsberg in September last year. The Bontebok walked straight to my car like a model and looked straight into the lens….
At another spot I captured a few in a field. When I edited the photos I spotted a calf and his mom….
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Potsberg has some of the most beautiful landscapes. I just love capturing them. During flowerseason it just take it to the next level…
In the past there were more colors visible but due to the drought we had the yellow flowers took over and only here and there you stil had patches of purple, pink and white flowers. Don’t get me wrong it is still awesome and I got some beautiful photos with Bontebok and Ostrich. These I will share at a later stage….
Due to the fact that my trigger finger worked overtime I need to split our Potsberg visit in 3 posts….
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Please let me know what you think of my work. Have a Blessed week.