Indulge a While – South Africa

I write of South Africa, where my heart sometimes resides, and my mind often drifts back to, across the distance of lands and oceans. An Africa that always beats with a strong heart of different people, languages and cultures, who irrefutably call this land their home.”


Some laguid Saturdays, when I get the rare opportunity, I spend an hour or two surfing for  internet pictures reminding me of the past in South Africa.

This was home for much of my life; and here is a portrait of South Africa, the way it was then and now, which is pretty much what it says on the tin.

maluti mountains.2 jpg.

Pictures of nature, the raw beauty, the vastness and the scenery, telling you that you can simply be ‘no where else in this world.’ I go back. I indulge.  A God made place, no other words can express it.  But harsh and unpredictable!

Darren photography

Feeling deeply is Indulging.  Wanting to show this place to the rest of the world and share what I loved has become an obsession. 

That high blue sky and the vastness impossible to put into words……

Drakensberg D

The smell of the dirt road in the air; and where I first attended school-Orange Free State. (Thanks to Tessa Joughin)….

Gumtree 1

Railway lines through Gumtree and tall blue gum trees….

gumtree railway line

And when it rains, it pours……

Goats take shelter too

And pours……


African women sway…..

women carrying water

Drakensberg-South Africa……

Drakenberg D 2

The beautiful Jacarandas- must be Springtime in Pretoria……


And the king really lives there…..


Maluti mountains…….


Basotho women in the Drakensberg, top of Sani Pass…….

Basotho women on top of  Sani Pass

Sani Pass, Drakenberg…….

Sani Pass

Sunrise over the Indian Ocean………..

And sunset in the veld……….

Sunset in the veld

Hope you have enjoyed a peek at my indulgence in South Africa. 

Somtimes I think, there must be a little of me still there, floating on the breeze that rustles tall grasses and blows the wispy clouds along. 

Sometimes I am there.


About liz2you

Life just happens when you plan something else. 50 years spent in Africa and relevant stories.
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7 Responses to Indulge a While – South Africa

  1. joanfrankham says:

    Great photos Liz, and the saying goes that once you live in Africa, it never leaves you, and that’s very true.

    • liz2you says:

      Hi Joan,
      Thanks for following and being a great listener. Would you write me one of your special memories with a picture and email it to me? I will blog you on my section “Be my guest”
      Have a look at others, ther is also a lady from Kildare! My email
      Look on the be my guest tab at the top.

  2. Colline says:

    What a beautiful post – and one that has brought back some memories to me too. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

    • liz2you says:

      I share this page at the moment, with three ladies who know what I am talking about and 7 likes on facebook, bet they do too. Thanks for your kind words too Colline.

  3. Eveline McNally says:

    Yes that’s true it never leaves you! promise you Betty I will get your article to you I have not forgotten just been caught up in things!

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