Having visited Bushmanskloof in January and being totally enthralled with the beautiful rock art, a return visit was definitely on the cards. This time, however, it was to another part of the northern Cederberg.
Located in a valley off the Pakhuis Pass, our accommodation was in self-catering cottages. A beautiful setting with magnanimous mountains to look at for hours and a welcome pool to cool off in, this was a tonic if ever!
We did not have to venture far to find the beautiful rock art; literally on our doorstep as one person was to comment. Many of the sites are sensitive and therefore access is restricted. Apart from the rock art, we sampled many fine wines and it became routine for our group to gather by the fire after a day of exploring caves and sites.
Wine and art do go together and here are a few combinations sampled:
Verve Cliquot Non-Vintage
San Rock Art is rich in symbolism and often depicts important events.
Animals played an important role in lives of the San.
Villiera Tradition Brut
Jordan Sauvignon Blanc
The ‘touch mark’ on the right, would be touched by visiting San as a form of
spiritual communication with those that had previously been there.