After taking off on the 7:10am flight from OR Tambo Intl Airport, Johannesburg, it wasn't long before we were flying alongside the winding Vaal River. The Vaal River forms the boundary between the North West Province and the Free State.
The Bloemhof Dam is on the upper left side of the frame with Hoopstad in the foreground.
The merging of the Riet and Vaal Rivers with the main river being the Vaal.
I am not sure where this zigzagging road is (on the left) but I have also seen it from the opposite direction flying a different airline. According to my detailed map it could be between Douglas and Prieska and does not appear to have a name. (frustratingly many dirt roads have no names)
Very interesting landscape!! We want to find this area on Google Earth and go and take a closer look.
Arid mountainous terrain around the Sutherland area.
The Voelvlei Dam in the triangle of Riebeek-Kasteel, Tulbach and Wolseley.
The Swartland - Malmesbury area where wheat is grown.
Durbanville area - neat vineyards producing wonderful wines!
Cape Town at last! Table Mountain was completely covered with a billowing white 'table cloth'.Three days later I returned to Joburg leaving on the 6:25am flight (very, very early!!) but the angle of the rising sun allowed me to take some stunning pictures.
Merle. Canon 5D Mk11. Canon 28-85mm L.