“NATURE IS PLEASED WITH SIMPLICITY. AND NATURE IS NO DUMMY.”— Isaac Newton
“I NEVER KNEW OF A MORNING IN AFRICA WHEN I WOKE UP THAT I WAS NOT HAPPY.”— Ernest Hemingway
“CONSERVATION IS A STATE OF HARMONY BETWEEN MEN AND LAND.”— Aldo Leopold
Snow on Towerkop (rough translation: Magic Mountain) is not a regular occurrence, so we were grateful to be there on the day it happened. Towerkop is one of the highest peaks near Ladismith and one of the most unique landscape features in the area. The story is told in many variations but roughly explains that a witch flew into the peak and then, out of anger and surprise, struck the mountain with her broom, thus causing the cleft in the peak.