Cave People

This is one of my fondest memories from my two year journey across the length and breadth of the Karoo. We spent a night in a Bushman cave on a farm called Ganora just outside Nieu Bethesda and just look at it! A truly amazing experience. It’s difficult for me to explain what it feels like spending a night in a cave that was once used by our great ancestors. There are no words, but I think South African artist Walter Battis captured it quite perfectly:

 “There is no ugliness, but only beauty in what remains of their frail existence. Nature was not destroyed, injured, or walked by their proximity. As casual as the wind and the water, they lived in undisturbed serenity while the ages came and went…now they have all gone…but their art remains.”

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