There’s a lovely spot on the Mtumvuna that divides old Natal from old Transkei. We went with Sue and Mike Barnes in 2009. They own one of the unique semi-permanent ‘cottages’ or fixed tents there and arranged another for us to hire.
Before there was a bridge downstream, there was an old pont here. Nowadays there’s an informal do-it-yourself ferry.
Mike builds beautiful boats and had one of Mallards best there:
Good people, lots of kids, lots of action.
We did some mountain biking in the gorge overlooking the river upstream and visited Beaver Creek coffee farm.
Mike taught Tom to wakeboard and he loved it. Took to it like a grebe to water. I set him off and Trish photographed him from the boat.
On our bikes we came across the sewage treatment plant. Acres of dried kak in interesting patterns. Sorta like chocolate. That’s what the kids have remembered longest about The Old Pont.