driving the drakensberg mountains

driving the drakensberg mountains

who knew that south africa had an incredible mountain range?
my mom and i took a little road trip through the pretty drakensberg
range and had an overnight stay in the countryside at the most
charming little inn. it ended up being really rainy and stormy
during our whirlwind trip which was cozy, but stopped us from
seeing all of the views … which was still okay because we saw
enough of the beautiful landscapes and tabletop peaks to get a
taste! plus if we’re being honest, the road trip was much more
about mother-daughter time than seeing any sights ;)
drakensbergthis picture is via the drakensberg mountains site, and
shows a dramatic example of how stunning this range is.
the drakensberg range is made up of tabletop peaks with jagged, green
scenery surrounding it. the range forms the boundary between south
africa and lesotho (a country of its own right in the middle of SA!)
IMG_6775we stopped at olives & plates in joburg for
some yummy lunch before hitting the road.
IMG_6774 IMG_6797IMG_1778before the rain hit we began to see some of these
flat-topped mountains coming into view ^^ so unique.
IMG_1660we pulled into this charming old dutch bed & breakfast
for an overnight stay and immediately fell in love with the charm!
IMG_1654IMG_1658it’s surrounded by pretty green spaces and we
got to walk around and explore the area.
IMG_1655so much charm to explore ^^
IMG_1653IMG_1656after a day exploring, we came back to the hotel in pouring rain
to cozy into our room and enjoy dinner at the little tavern.
IMG_1652IMG_1647the rooms are older, but they definitely have charm.
IMG_1643IMG_6786the cozy dining room with a fireplace could not have been more welcoming ^^
IMG_6784one butternut soup with the cutest mom, coming right up!
IMG_6787plus the yummiest pasta ^^ perfect comfort food.
IMG_6789we always have to end with dessert!
IMG_6790 IMG_1648the next morning the rain had cleared to a beautiful day!

i headed from there to durban for a quick trip since we were
so close and i wanted to see as much of south africa as possible.
IMG_6794we had a delicious breakfast at nottie’s before heading out.
IMG_6792 it was such a fun and quick road trip from beginning to end!

xo