Magnificent Mountains of Harrismith, South Africa

3

Harrismith is a scenic farming region in the Free State province of South Africa. Some friends and I recently visited one of the beautiful farms in the area and it has now become one of my favorite breaks from the city!

Credits: lily-bird

A few weeks ago we gratefully packed our bags on a Friday afternoon to escape the city for the weekend and drove to this lovely spot in the Free State province, about midway between Johannesburg and Durban. I was badly in need of a break from the city and this beautiful part of the world is only around three hours from Joburg so it’s perfect for a weekend getaway.

We stayed at Appin Guest Farm, which features a magnificent lone sandstone mountain called Rensburgs Kop. The mountain dominates the skyline and just begs to be photographed. The rest of the area is made up of rolling natural grassland and crop fields, which glow in the sunshine and move like water in the afternoon breeze.

Credits: lily-bird

Rensburg kop is popular for rock-climbing and there are also hiking trails which offer fantastic views but if you’re not feeling energetic, I also just really enjoyed lazing in the sunshine and taking in the tranquility. For history enthusiasts, there are many battlefields within close proximity.

Credits: lily-bird

What a lovely peaceful place – I can’t wait to go back soon.

written by lily-bird on 2012-04-05 in #world #locations #select-type-of-location #hiking-scenery-nature-harrismith-rockclimbing-south-africa-mountain #escape-from-the-city

3 Comments

  1. sweetyyydreams
    sweetyyydreams ·

    Very nice article! I've only been to the Western Cape region, which is magnificent, but next time I come to South Africa, I hope I'll get to go in Harrismith!

  2. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    what a good place to pay a visit in the future~! Thanks for the beautiful photo and nice article!

  3. lily-bird
    lily-bird ·

    Thanks guys =D

More Interesting Articles

  • Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-02 in #world #locations
    Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!

  • Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    written by inanothertown on 2014-08-29 in #world #locations
    Summer Hot Spots: Soak Your Troubles Away at the Széchenyi Baths, Budapest

    Need a break from a hot day walking around the city in Budapest? Why don't you visit the Széchenyi baths situated at the City Park and enjoy the warm thermal waters in beautiful surroundings? If you are up for it, you can play a game of chess, too, while enjoying yourself at one of the outdoor pools.

  • "Tour de France" with the LC-Wide

    written by lomographyfrance on 2015-05-07 in #world #lifestyle #locations
     "Tour de France" with the LC-Wide

    The Lomo LC-Wide has a special place in the hearts of Lomographers and analog photography lovers. With its compact size, it's the best companion on trips or even as part of one's daily routine, and its wide 17mm wide angle lens tickles one's creativity. Recently, the LC-Wide explored France, yielding a photo diary of beautiful French cities and landscapes.

    1
  • Shop News

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Fuji Instax Wide 300

    Shoot wider and bigger with this new instax camera that has film format twice the size of the instax mini films!

  • UK Workshops and Events: August

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-07-20 in #events
    UK Workshops and Events: August

    The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.

    1
  • 'Stilpirat' Steffen Böttcher Lures the Lomography Petzval Lens to France

    written by zonderbar on 2014-10-17 in #people #lomoamigos
    'Stilpirat' Steffen Böttcher Lures the Lomography Petzval Lens to France

    Steffen Böttcher's blog is already home to some very beautiful portraits taken with the New Petzval Lens. But the Petzval does so much more than just taking beautiful portraits; Böttcher recently took the lens with him on a mobile home adventure across the South of France. Find out more about the German photographer and his road trip in this exclusive interview.

  • Journey to the Ends of the Earth: From the Arctic to Antarctica

    written by pan_dre on 2015-02-10 in #world #news
    Journey to the Ends of the Earth: From the Arctic to Antarctica

    Very few of even the most intrepid travelers get to set sail to the Arctic and the Antarctic. A lomographer known to the Community as stouf, however, was able to set foot on both polar regions. While the rare opportunity to visit these uncommon destinations came in parcel with his profession, he did not forget to bring along his trusty cameras and favorite film to capture scenes from the expeditions.

    22
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Vintage Paparazzi Shots of Celebrities by Elio Sorci Featured in a Book

    written by chooolss on 2014-11-17 in #news
    Vintage Paparazzi Shots of Celebrities by Elio Sorci Featured in a Book

    Italian photographer Elio Sorci was one of the world's first paparazzi, and his work spanning four decades can now be seen in the recently-released book, "Paparazzo: The Elio Sorci Collection."

  • How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    written by antoniocastello on 2014-11-20 in #lifestyle
    How to Break the Ice with the Lomo'Instant

    New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.

  • Swirling in Bokeh: Ines Rehberger Tests the New Petzval Art Lens

    written by zonderbar on 2015-05-06 in #people #lomoamigos
    Swirling in Bokeh: Ines Rehberger Tests the New Petzval Art Lens

    In spite of being a trained photographer, Ines quit her job and continued with photography only as a hobby. She still finds time to create beautiful, expressive portraits, which she recently did this in her hometown, Brunswick, and transformed the city into a quintessential dream setting with a unique swirly bokeh effect. Her weapon of choice? The New Petzval Art Lens, of course!

    5
  • Shop News

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Feed your LC-A 120 the finest emulsions and save!

    Shoot more with LC-A 120 without breaking your budget! The Phoblographer Editor’s Choice Award Winner now comes in a Bundle with 120 format film at 15% off!

  • Black and White Portraits Shot With The Petzval Art Lens By Hanna Varela

    written by candilsw on 2015-04-17 in #people #lomoamigos
    Black and White Portraits Shot With The Petzval Art Lens By Hanna Varela

    Hanna Varela was one of the photographers who participated in the exhibition jointly organized by Parallel Planets and Lomography Singapore and held last week. She is passionate about film photography and recently took black and white portraits! Here, Hanna talks about her awesome experience with the Petzval Art Lens and her elegantly beautiful masterpieces.

    4
  • A Memoir of Saigon by Raymond Depardon

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-25 in #world #news
    A Memoir of Saigon by Raymond Depardon

    In his new book, the award-winning French photojournalist and Magnum photographer recalls his experiences in war-torn Saigon—now known as Ho Chi Minh City—through eye-opening photographs and words.

  • The Job of a Photographic Printer

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-25 in #people #lifestyle
    The Job of a Photographic Printer

    Even great photographers need help in making their prints as brilliant as their artistic vision. In this video, Robin Bell talks about developing and printing the pictures of David Bailey and Terence Donovan the old-fashioned way.