Adventure, Hope and Travel - Cape Town Part 2

by Luke Hagemann January. 14, 2017 978 views

*See Part 1 of this post before reading further!

Leaving the bustling streets of Knysna was more than a relief, but unfortunately it did not indicate an escape from the heat - heading more inland on the national route meant more intense heat. This part of the trip was definitely the worst but the vast range of mountains and beautiful farm lands counteracted that and made the trek a bit more bearable; especially on the dead-straight roads!

I just had to stop on the side of the road to really appreciate the beauty of the Oteniqua Mountain range, well, this part of it at least!


I really had to tolerate the high temperatures here to take the vast majority of these landscape shots - there is no justice done to prove how beautiful the landscape was during this stop!


I was so scared of snakes while kneeling down to take this picture - the grass was terribly long and dry and who knew what may have been out to bite my ankles!


I was not expecting this! As I was approaching the top of a hill, what met my sight was truly stunning! I turned my music down to actually appreciate this view; I pulled over on the side of the road and whipped my camera out. I even left my car running, just in case the clouds' movement was not in my favor. I feel that this shot was one of my best throughout my whole Western Cape holiday, in terms of how I was affected and in awe!


Just a closer shot to illustrate the blanket of clouds covering the crags!

The long straight all the way to Cape Town really became my enemy! After about five hours of driving already, I knew I had another three more to go. My yawning became way too frequent and no amount of music blaring or air-conditioning could occupy me - I was going mad (I was convinced!)

Approaching drier farms as I got closer to Sommerset West.




The last bit of dry field and cloud-covered mountains before having to summit Sir Lowry's Pass


As I was approaching the long steep climb up the Pass, I was not very surprised to see about 3 raging fires! However unfortunate as the fires were, the colours that were created by the smoke were masterfully artistic!


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To be continued!


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Will 4 years, 1 month ago

The tones in these images are so amazing! Something very peaceful about all your images. Keep it up!

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Luke Hagemann Replied to Will 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you so much, Will! I really appreciate your words - they are so encouraging!

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Pam Brighton 4 years, 1 month ago

Interesting to see my home territory through someone else's perspective! I live in Sedgefield which you shouldn,t hold against me! Great pics!

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Luke Hagemann Replied to Pam Brighton 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you so much, Pam! Awesome! Sedgefield is really a stunning place as well!

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Helen Hooker 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you so much for taking us with you - these are wonderful. No.3 and 4 are just breathtaking.

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Luke Hagemann Replied to Helen Hooker 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you so much, Helen! Part 3 is soon to come - I hope you enjoy it as well!

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