Travel Photography Photos tagged as west and south
The homestead on the Somerset West wine estate Vergelegen, a typical Cape-Dutch home.
Looking towards the Hottentot-Holland mountains.
This oak was grown from one of the last acorns from the King Alfred Oak in the gardens of Blenheim Palace in England and was planted here in 1928.
This English oak was planted in the Vergelegen gardens between 1700 and 1706, when the then governor of the Cape, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, owned the property.
Another view of the homestead, this is the rear of the building.
One of the arches and gates closing off a private garden of the homestead.
View of the grounds, looking towards one of the outbuildings.
This lane of camphor trees, now classified a historical monument, was planted by Van der Stel during his occupancy of the estate in the early 1700s.
Vineyards between Lutzville and Vredendal, with the Maskam Mountain in the distance.
A lovely straight stretch of road between Strandfontein and Lutzville.
View over part of the small coastal resort of Strandfontein on the West Coast.
Looking back towards Klawer from the Vredendal road. The mountains in the distance as the Matzikama mountains, also known locally the the Maskam Mountain.
This is a section of the dam near the town of Clamwilliam. The dam is a reservoir for irrigation water used in the Klawer-Vredendal-Lutzville areas.
One of the passes built by the master of passes, Thomas Bain, in the mid 1800s. This one crosses the Olifantsriver Mountains between Piketberg and Citrusdal.
Terns perched on posts at Langebaan, near the site of the former South African Naval base SAS Flamingo (an air-sea rescue base).
Langebaan Lagoon is a serene place of great beauty, especially when the holiday crowds have left.
Looking back at Table Mountain from the N7 road, the main road north to the West Coast and Namibia beyond.
This outdoor bath was at teapot cottage a bach near Hari Hari on the West Coast. A unique experience even in the drizzle!