“Did you know that there are fewer Pecheron horses than rhinos left on the planet today? They are close to extinction.” It takes a moment for my brain to feel the impact of Christine’s sentence.
The morning sun shines softly through the rising forest mist as we ascend the Outeniqua Pass on our way to Oudtshoorn from George. Every now and then the mist lifts and exposes the gorges and winding contours of this famous pass.
At the top of the mountain we turn left to Oudtshoorn onto the famous Route 62. Now the landscape turns flat and above the mist of the mountain below you can see the outline of a few mountain ranges away as well as the far-away horizon of the Indian Ocean to the south, leaving you with a wonderful sense of spaciousness and breath-taking inspiration.