If you’re new to this site, your humbule bloggist managed to formally ensnare his better half in a matrimonial ceremony in September 2012. In keeping with one of the visions of this blog, it is his intention to document the honeymoon travels and perhaps get them finished before the golden wedding anniversary (the last episode can be seen here). I’m kidding of course. Seriously, don’t leave now. We’re getting to the best bits….
Our next adventure was a trip on the quad bikes. Mindful of the fact that these vehicles are, at best, controversial in a pristine reserve, we were reluctant to go thundering up and down mountain slopes, frightening the wildlife, poisoning the plants with carbon monoxide exhaust fumes and causing wholesale destruction of the pathways.
We needn’t have worried. The Cathedral Peak owners have set up a concession area away from the other walking paths, adjacent to the golf course. Here, a small number of well maintained, adequately silenced, single geared quads, led and controlled by a knowledgeable and personable guide, trundle up a scenic path to a most picturesque little dam.
One stops there for a while to take in the panoramic beauty of the Berg and to quaff a cool drink or two, and then we meander back to the hotel.
While I would be the first to advocate doing it all on foot – there is definitely something to be said for having such a facility, as it allows those with a less energetic mindset to also enjoy the environment. What your writer also enjoyed about this outing was that we could stop at any time, haul out the camera and fire off a few shots before moving on again; or simply stop and absorb the stupendous, heart melting beauty of our surroundings. The entire outing took about two hours and was an enormously fun way to ignore the pain from the massage.