‘There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it.’
– Alan Paton: Cry, the Beloved Country.
And, some 30Km into those hills one finds Creighton, with its picturesque railway station and its annual Aloe Festival.
The family and I have been up close and personal today with steam engines, railway coaches, aloes, the beautiful Umzimkulu River, a ghost town, a haunted hotel, and a helicopter. We have caused cattle stampedes and done game spotting.
I have some 130 photographs to sort through …
Here is a foretaste.
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