Hogsback Road Trip

This weekend I went on a road trip with a friend to Hogsback in the Eastern Cape...wow, what an awesome trip!  Really pretty scenery, lots of flowers in bloom, some amazing trees and a few interesting creatures...here are some (well actually, lots!) of my pics:                                                                          
I liked the rooster on top of the spire;)
                               
I was so excited to see this puffadder in the road, I haven't seen such a big one before - it was about 1.2m
 
A little bit closer...
 
Check how fat it was;)  Don't worry Mom, I didn't get out of the car!!
   
One of the trails in the indigenous forest
                          Unfortunately I didn't see any red "fairy" toadstools, but did find these cute yellow ones;)                      
Multi purpose tree - bee hive at the bottom and Cape Parrot nest box at the top
                       
Such a pretty garden - Clematis on the left, Azaleas in front and Wisteria on the right
How cute is this goat?! My sister needs one for her collection of beaded creatures;)
                   
We were really lucky with the weather and on Friday I had a clear view of the tops of all the Hogs
                                All of these azaleas and rhododendron pics are from the Mistlea Azalea Nursery in Hogsback - they have a stunning display of many different varieties, sizes and colours...this is obviously the best time of year to visit!
I loved this dude's green "bolero" jacket;)
                   
This is Hobbit country;)
 

Tezz

I am a guide and tour operator based in Durban in South Africa