THE DISA KLOOF TRAIL LEADS TO A WATERFALL
Leaving Strand, we turned onto the R44 to drive along the coast to Kleinmond, and stopped at the Stony Point Penguin Colony along the way – an impulsive decision made by our jar. It’s home to the largest breeding colony of African Penguins, and it appeared we had arrived at nap time. Most of the birds were lying on the ground with no sense of enthusiasm, except for one, a poser penguin who showed off his tuxedo for everyone. A quick drive beyond Betty’s Bay, we parked at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden and set off on the Disa Kloof Trail to the waterfall. It’s tranquil, although Ondela couldn’t forget the sign we’d seen at the entrance notifying us of baboons and venomous snakes (34 out of the 130 species found in the garden). At the waterfall, we were in awe of its copper-coloured water. Back at the exit, we deliberated about having a cup of coffee before moving on. The magic jar’s reply: ‘Don’t know’ and suggested asking Kati. She said keep going.