This was a very special weekend away with 8 wonderful friends! This is a private farm in the Gifberg Mountains near Vanrhynsdorp and thankfully not know by too many people. You need a 4 x 4 to get to the camp-site unless you make prior arrangements with David (the owner) to leave your car at the top somewhere and he will then take you up. There are a few other places in the Gifberg Mountains where you can camp and stay that you will find on Google, but I just wanted to share the beauty of this magical place with you.
A few places on the Gifberg
4 x 4 trail up to the campsite
View overlooking the slightly hidden campsite
The cave-like camp is perfect for nature loves. We even had hot water showers 🙂
Cave like kitchen area
Sleeping under the stars
Sewefontein cave campsite
The camping spot were we stayed at the to of a hill built in a overhand / cave, offered outstanding views where we spent lots of time having coffee, sundowners, star gazing or just relaxing.
Enjoying the view over Sewefonteing farm
Relaxing after a few hours of hiking in rather hot weather
Enjoying some alone time
The farm offers fun and rugged hiking trails, spectacular rock formations, caves, mountain cracks to explore, diverse vegetation that is unique to the Western, wildflowers, Cape San rock-art, a few rock-pools and waterfalls I look forward to seeing after the rain. I have some beautiful photo’s but will only share a few special ones to give you an idea of just how spectacular it is here. We explored the farm for 3 days and I am sure there is still plenty to see 🙂
Rooiboss tea lands between the mountains
Old yellowwood trees in a mountain crack
One of the small caves
Exploring the crack’s and caves
Elephant shape rock formation
Heading up to get a view from the top
Another one of the many mountain crackes we explared.
between the mountain cracks
very old trees making sure to get some light
coulourful rocks in the mountain cracks
Mountains of all shapes
Enjoying the view
Shall we go up there… lets go!
At the top
Dead end in the crack but we still got up on the other side
View from the top!
You need a bit of imagination but this is the whale rock
Inside the whale’s mouth
get down low…
The Elephant Rock
The lovely lady that organized the whole camping trip and hikes
Enjoying the view way down below for those not afraid of hights.
Dino Rock formation
Enjoying the view yet again
Very tiny cacti
Cacti and dry moss
Rock pools with crystal clear water.
Great from cooling down in
Dry river bed with walked along
A bit more water along the opposite side of the river
Swimming hole close to the camp-site.
We wondered why the mountains were called “Gifberg” so I did a bit of research. I took this photo on top of one of the hills but never realized it was the “Gifboom”