The next day, we decided to try and get a view from the top. Mont-Aux-Sources is one of the highest peaks in the Drakensberg and is a daunting rock tower with steep walls raising to over 3.200m. We got close enough to get an idea of the steep climb leading all the way up to the top, but I was actually more than content to look at it from below. The views of the snow-capped mountains towards the South and the surrounding lands were incredible, and I can only imagine what the view must be like from the top on a clear day like this…

Afterwards, we drove through the beautiful Golden Gate National Park. The landscape changes quite dramatically compared to the rough and barren slopes that form the amphitheatre, and in the afternoon light, the wide fields and yellowish-white mountains looked like coated in gold.

We stopped in the small town of Clarens, where we had coffee and walked around for a bit. Clarens has a reputation as an “art” town, and so there are a lot of galleries and art shops, plus its streets are lined with big, shady needle trees that add a little Alpine feel to it. Ever since I read about Clarens, I’d wanted to come here and so I was glad I finally got to see it!