A Glorious Sunset in Klein Karoo | #WordlessWednesday

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The Sky speaks in a thousand colours. 

—S R Abbasi

Sharing today some impromptu sky captures that serve as splendid reminders of an enchanting evening we spent in a country guesthouse, in the sublimely beautiful South Africa, two summers back. Except, that it was winter in South Africa then!

The day we arrived at the place called Klein Karoo, it looked very secluded, tucked away as it were, on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, in a region famous for its ostrich farms. The guest house was very quaint but beautiful, located right in the lap of Nature, where one could hear birds sing and the cool April air softly brushing against one’s face. A chat with the manager of the property enlightened us about the history of the place. Later, we gathered that it was an ideal stopover for anyone driving down Route 62, as it fell halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.

The splash of pink and gold, with the majestic grey mountain ranges overlooking the valley.

We spent the better part of the evening exploring the Ostrich farm it is famous for, whilst soaking in the tranquillity and enjoying the spectacular views, especially with the towering mountains sitting imposingly, in the distance. The soul-touching moments of the beautiful evening were like the icing on the cake! As travellers, that was precisely what we were looking for and it seemed to us, that by some quirk of fate, we happened to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe, divine providence was at play! Who knows!!

Casting its’ net of gold, the golden orb goes down for the day!

And while we were discussing our plans for the following day, we realised that the sky had already changed colours, taking on the hues of bright orange and gold.

The radiating luminance all across the sky!

Lest we miss the utterly magical sunset at Klein Karoo, we stepped out, hoping to be just in time before twilight tiptoed its way in and a billion twinkling stars began to fill up the evening sky!

What a blessing it was to have been alive to the mystic charms of Mother Nature, in the middle of an obscure little settlement in distant South Africa, thousands of miles away from our home in India!

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21 Comments
  • Corinne Rodrigues

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    Brilliant pics. An ostrich farm must be so interesting!

  • Debbie D.

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    So beautiful! 💖 Thanks for sharing your stunning sunset pics.

  • Sanch @ Sanch Writes

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    I love your pics and these are incredible!

  • Bee

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    Absolutely gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing 🙋‍♀️🐝

  • Ellen Levy Finch

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    I love the magic of sunrises and sunsets, too, as you gathered from visiting my blog. Your post is a reminder that they’re something that ties the whole world together, too.

  • Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

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    Ah, these make me take a deep breath.

  • Michelle

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    Gorgeous sunset photos!

  • Rajlakshmi

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    Wow this is a fabulous sunset. So wonderful that you got to witness it.

  • Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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    I find sunsets healing, they instill calmness and make you thoughtless ………. in short its bliss. I love the photos and can feel the awe when you must have sighted it ……. Happy Wednesday Esha!

  • Patrick Weseman

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    So very beautiful.

  • Damyanti

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    Just added a new place to my bucket list. Great pictures.

  • stevebethere

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    What beautiful photos and skies 🙂

    I am so evious of your travels heheh!

    Have a traveltastic week 🙂

  • Judee

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    Who could ever tire of such beautiful sunsets! Thanks for sharing them

  • Deb Nance at Readerbuzz

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    What a sunset!

  • Anonymous

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    Wow, stillness awesomely captured…

  • Veronica Lee

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    Astounding! A visit to Africa is on my bucket list.

  • Alana

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    Absolutely stunning! I have never been to Africa but I understand I have some family living in South Africa. I know nothing more than that. I’ve always wondered. I do want to visit it one day.

  • Anamika Agnihotri

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    It is surely a beautiful golden sunset. How wonderful it must be to catch up with such a landscape just in time! It was equally lovely to read more about your South Africa trip in continuation from last week. 🙂

  • Mahati ramya adivishnu

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    It is really a blessing to be able to travel such beautiful places and enjoy the nature. Great pics Esha.

    • Esha

      Surely! Nothing short of a blessing, indeed, Ramya! So glad you liked it.

      And, congratulations on being the first to link up with us, this week. 🙂

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