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Today is a public holiday and a grey rainy day here in the Cape.  Last weekend’s trip was a disater with the 4×4 breaking down  before we  got to the toll tunnel to get out of the Cape.  With my mind still set on getting away, I got into the old car and just headed off towards Villiersdorp area hoping to see some water flow.  That I certainly found.  Here is a series of pics from the day trip.

A river in Banhoek Stellenbosch.
River Banhoek Stellenbosch

The Franshoek Villiersdorp pass had hundreds of streams running down the mountain onto the road. This is a drive-by picture.
Franshoek pass

A river rushing off towards the Theewaterskloof dam in the background.
River filling Theewaterskloof dam

Tree lined foaming stream comming from the mountains.
Treelined stream Theewaterskloofdam

Brown water river.
Brownwater bridge Villiersdorp

A few low water crossings along the way.
Lowater crossing Villiersdorp

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No need for a 4×4 to experience the thrill of driving a sloshy road.
Sloshy road Villiersdorp

Wet road Villiersdorp

Another low water causeway.
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Rivulet in the veld.
Veld rivulet Villiersdorp

Final pic for the day is the upper reaches of the Botrivier.



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