Fire to Ice

The Drakensberg above Maclear was burning when we arrived for field work last week.  It was a typical winter veld fire that had swept through the farm land and got into the forested kloofs.  We could see it snaking over the horizon and it was till going strong next day when we went into the upper Tsitsana valley.

Over the next couple of days we attended Kate’s Green Village workshop in Sinxahu Village and travelled around the Tsitsa Valley ground truthing our maps. It got windy and stormy, as you can see, making for some very dramatic landscape pictures . By the time we had finished our field work a cold front had moved in and on the last morning we got up to an icy wind and snow showers.  So in the four days we went from fire to ice.