We’ve had some memorable times down at Rock Bottom … it’s the overnight hiking camp (built in an old boerboon tree) at Assegaai Trails. You hike down into the thick bush of the Assegaai River from the farm and along the trail in the deep valley – not the road you can see twisting down in the photograph. You really get to #CelebrateNaturalHeritage along the way: the last time we were there the pools in the river were full of water lilies. The camp is nestled right beneath the cliffs you can see on the extreme left side of the photo. It’s a dramatic location. The hike makes an excellent weekend getaway from Grahamstown as Assegai Trails is located between Salem and Kenton – so it’s a drive of half an hour or so.
This picture is one I took with a body cap fish-eye lens. The lens has no fancy electronics at all, just a small lever that you move to make the tiny lens protrude from the body cap. Shortly after I got this picture we rushed back down to Rock Bottom to shelter from the thunderstorm.