Whilst in Hazyview and spending all our time in the Kruger Park, we decided that a break from the heat was justified. Accordingly, we spent one day visiting the beautiful mountainous area around Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest. The climb from an elevation of around 300 m to 1700 m above sea level made a world of a difference with a marked drop in temperature and light rain and mist for part of the day. We visited God’s Window and the associated rain forest and were amazed to see the huge areas covered with mosses and Clivias, although the latter were not blooming en mass.
It also gave us a chance to see the Long-Crested Eagles which characterise the area as well as a wonderful sighting of some beautiful Orange-Breasted Waxbills.