According to the Kamberg Tourism website:
“The Kamberg 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…..
Portrait & Portfolio Photography
Let me just say outright – I love Portfolio Photography.
I met Sharon awhile back when she was starting her fabulous Chic Sugar business in Cape Town and I was still trying to build my portfolio as a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer. We agreed to do a trade exchange a couple of times and ended up working really well together. So, quick punt for her; if you’re looking for something really amazing, stylish, different and VERY sweet for any type of celebrations go on over and have a gander at Sharons’ fab website.
Anyway – it being December and everyone in Notties allegedly skedaddling all over the countryside and the fact that I had a wedding booked – I decided to head to Cape Town for the December. So it came to pass that Sharon asked me to do a photo shoot for her 15 year old daughter.
These are the results. They are rather lovely but then again it helps when you have a “model” with exquisite features (even if she doesn’t know it herself). Dani – you’re gorgeous – don’t ever forget it.