This picture was taken at the lake near the Amphitheater backpackers lodge in Drakensburg while hiking.
Midway between Johannesburg and Durban on an idyllic piece of land, encircled by awe-inspiring mountains you will find Amphitheatre Backpackers. The lodge takes its name from “The Amphitheatre," the most famous geographic feature of the Northern Drakensberg, South Africa. The Amphitheatre is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliffs on earth. The lodge looks directly onto its facade and on a clear day, after the rains, the Tugela Falls can be seen as it plunges 1km down the ancient rock face. The grasslands are populated with buck, small mammals and an abundance of birdlife that thrive in the dams, river and wetlands. It is not just the natural beauty that has people talking, the architecture is also fantastic. Unique dwellings are crafted from stone and thatch, with stained glass, mosaics, metal and wooden carvings. Some rooms are located in converted grain silos, using solar energy to heat the water and the entire place is surrounded by beautiful indigenous rockeries.
Dear Land of Enchantment, you live up to your name mosttttt of the time but once you start pushing 90 degrees I gotta say, you’re pushing your luck 😒🥵 Just gimme all the mountain lakes and I think we’ll make it through this rough patch 🙏🏽 Love, a very sweaty Jo