I have to say – even tho’ I’ve said it before – I LOVE MY JOB! One of the most amazing things about being a photographer in this glorious part of the world, is visiting the farms and the families who live there. Each one so different but so beautiful in their own unique way.
So it was, my privilege and my pleasure to capture the Walker Family on their farm somewhere in the hills of Mooi River. Paula had been given a voucher for a family shoot at her baby shower. The little bump that was, is now the most precious sausage with cheeks that are so squishable you have to control yourself. Big Sister Molly is a delicious little person totally unto herself and Paula and Ryan – two very special peeps we are lucky enough to have in this neck of our woods.
Here you go guys xxxx
“TheKamberg Valley is home to a group of friendly, hospitable people who are gregarious, happy, experimental, social, fun, outgoing and wonderful people. The Kamberg Valley is one of the most beautiful areas providing easy access to the Drakensberg and the Midlands. Once you have visited us, you will be sure to come back for more.Visit the Kamberg and you will experience, peace, tranquility, vast open spaces, a community which are “the salt of the earth”. The valley is essentially a farming one, but as Kambergians are social “animals” we love to host visitors in our valley. Tourism has not taken away the Kamberg experience but has rather added to it.”
Well – if they Steyn Family were anything to go by – the above quote is pretty accurate.
The 4o minute drive up to their potato farm was pretty breath-taking. As I wound my way along the Kamberg Road – passing the turn off to the utterly charming Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse – I felt lost in my thoughts and utterly at peace.
So the next two hours spent photographing the family in their garden and lovely home was an absolute pleasure.
So what happens in the Kamberg?
1. Hot Air Ballooning
2. Outrides on Appaloosa Horses through the Kamberg Valley and up into the the Little Berg
3. Tubing on the Little Mooi River
4. Walks along the Little and Big Mooi Rivers
5. Experience the fresh mountain air after a magnificient electrical or rain storm
6. World Heritage Site – best San Paintings in the world (at Giant’s Castle and Kamberg)
7. Vulture restaurants
9. Trout (river and dam) and Bass fishing on private waters (accommodation booking required)
11. Sitting on your “butt” and drinking in the sounds, smells and attitude of the Kamberg.
12. Whatever makes your heart happy…..