Tourist Sites Around Graskop and Sabie, Mpumalanga
Before Marc left, he rented a car. We went and explored the Drakensberg escarpment area–a part of Mpumalanga just an hour or so from me but that I hadn’t had a chance to visit yet.
This is Horseshoe falls:
Normally they aren’t so crazy but we had just had a few days of record-setting rain. It made the falls awesome:
The mist was so heavy that a few seconds by the falls soaked you to your underwear:
Our next stop was Pilgrim’s Rest:
Pilgrim’s Rest is a cheeseball village that supposedly still looks like it did 100-something years ago during the first South African gold rush. Like this authentic pre-model T BP station:
Still, it’s a cute little tourist trap:
And there’s a pretty cool bar:
Our adventures continued. It’s amazingly beautiful in this part of the country and the photos don’t really do it justice:
We stopped for Pancakes in Graskop at Harrie’s Pancakes, who claim to be the original:
Fun fact: there were no pancakes in South Africa until the 80s, on account of the apartheid-era embargoes.
Pancakes are a big deal in the escarpment because you might as well have another gimmick to pull in the tourists. Pork:
Our second waterfall was Lisbon Falls: