Mpumalanga,”place of the rising sun” – could also be called place of many waterfalls. Lone Creek Falls is a National Monument 223 feet (68 m) high.
A short walk through a dense rainforest took us to the bottom of the falls.
The spray from the falls moistens the ground enough for coral fungi mushrooms.
And flowers that will have to be identified by Joan.
As will this spider we saw holding on to its egg sac.
Due to recent rains the flow was fairly strong.
On the walk back to the parking lot we were treated to this African Goshawk busily eating, something. They mainly eat small ground mammals, snakes, lizards, small ground birds, insects and road-kill. This might have been a fresh-water crab. It didn’t budge from its meal while we took lots of photos. But I was too excited to hold very still for my shots. Check out Joan’s photos for much better quality.
Table cloth I should have bought for FabGrandma at stall by parking lot
I encountered some confusion about the name of these falls. The sign read Berlin Falls but we visited another Berlin Falls the next day. Yet after some Googling this one looks like Lone Creek Falls south of Graskop instead of north.
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