Pakhuis has Mojo
Ron Swilling has once again stimulated my interest with her intriguing article Pakhuis
Mojo (June 2018). She mentions Cape leopards and red sandstone formations. I’ve been fortunate enough to be shown leopard prints on the way to the site of the plane crash in 1946.
Mark Botha, who had always lived in this area, pointed out the fresh spoor in the white sand. Wind storms blow sand into the craggy Cederberg mountains, creating level valley floors between the vertical rock walls.
Mark had grown up on the farms far below us, and he led us up the side of Pakhuis Peak in the Northern Cederberg to the wreck of SAAF 647, a military aircraft that was on a flight to Cape Town when it tragically crashed above Agter-Pakhuis. Sadly all the passengers died instantly. (edited)