We’re at a cottage in the Anysberg Nature Reserve just before the sun slips behind the koppie, its last rays filtering through the tree branches. We watch the hills turn pink as we sip red wine and enjoy the silence. There are no distractions, just the sense of adjusting to nature's rhythm; that’s what the Karoo reserve of Anysberg is all about.
That evening we got a hint of how many stars cluster in these Karoo skies, where there's no light pollution. Unlucky for us, it was only a couple of days after full moon and partly cloudy, so it was no more than a hint, not the full display. But a jackal started yipping and howling in the distance and at that moment we couldn’t think of anywhere we’d rather be than here in the Anysberg, all artificial distractions stripped away.
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There's also a campsite at Vrede; Seps and Leguaan cottages share ablutions; another 3 cottages have their own
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