AFRICA AT ITS BEST
A magical Merweville sunset.
In February last year, Toast Coetzer and I explored the Karoo for the TV series Weg Agterpaaie. After an action-packed day, which included a mountain-bike ride and a visit to the fossilised dinosaur footprints in Fraserburg, we set off for Merweville. We were in a rush to get there before dark, but when we saw this spectacular sunset we just had to pull over. Director and cameraman Christiaan Kritzinger was also taking photos and his silhouette caught my eye. It was one of those magical Karoo evenings: no breeze, clouds hanging suspended in the sky and the landscape slipping silently into darkness.