Sunday, December 16, 2012

A place of rest

A place we love to ride to is called "Weesgerus" an Afrikaans word meaning "Rest" It is found in the Limpopo province of South Africa in the Bushveld (

"All creatures great and small"
I find tranquility for my soul best when I am surrounded by nature and that is exactly what this place provides! The sights, smells and sounds of the bush rejuvenate.
On the kawasaki klr 650...

...and another time on the Triumph Tiger 1050

All South Africans love their braai's (barbecue), I love watching the flames and the different colors almost mesmerizing!

South African Braai Etiquette - a funny :- D

Another stimuli of tranquility for me is found in water and Weesgerus has just that, hot mineral pools both indoor and outdoor, a cold pool and super tube slide.

...and a restaurant overlooking a dam is another place of calm

So after a stay and a ride back on the bike, life is all that much brighter and the poem rings so true! 
Serenity flows through the natural worldListen and you can hearThe beating of your own heartAnd the deepening of your breathIn rhythm and connectionWith the powerful tranquillity of creationThat becomes fully alive in youAs you return to the roots of your being                              ---Bella Bleue


  1. Exquisite sights and interesting wildlife. Beautiful - so unlike the ice covered world here tonight. Rain falling (no snow) but freezing on contact with trees, sidewalks and vehicles.

  2. I am sure there is beauty in the ice clad world too. Time to cozy up around a log fire and eat marshmallows :-) Happy Christmas holidays to you!

  3. There is just something about nature and when you can not only ride in nature but then stop to enjoy it, it is the best.

    Thanks for sharing all the pictures, the video made me laugh out loud too.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the video Trobairitz, there is another video similar by a famous South African comedian, Barry Hilton
      This is the link
      When he says in Afrikaans "Ons gaan nou braai" that means "We are going to braai now"
      Basically its a skit on how long it takes for a braai to be ready...there are a couple of Afrikaans words. (boertjie - South African; dop met ys - drink with ice; klapping it - having a good couple of drinks; oke is a slang word for guy; is jy honger - are you hungry; vrou - wife.)
      When I first heard it I laughed so much the tears rolled down my cheeks.

      Happy Christmas holidays to you and hubby as well