Our December holiday this year took us to two towns that we had long wanted to explore. First stop over was at Stutterheim, staying at the delightful Shire Eco Lodge with its bent wood houses. The lodge borders on the Kologha Forest with ready access to the trails and some distance a nice dam for cooling off. I had the misfortune to be bitten by a Rhombic Night Adder in the forest, but apart from a painful leg of a day or two, and a helluva headache came of quite lightly.
Form here we headed for a few days at Hogsback, enjoining some walks there, the large labyrinth, and just chillling. I managed to add to lifers here, Red-necked Spurfowl and Barratt’s Warbler.