Kenmo Lake; the perfect picnic spot

Africa far and wide

This weekend I discovered that I am what they call in the States, a leaf peeper: someone who actively seeks out Autumn-bearing trees, most notably the Oak tree, the Poplar tree and the Japanese Maple tree.

Kenmo Lake (2)

A friend had suggested I take a visit to Kenmo Lake just outside Himeville in the Southern Drakensberg. The lake is on a private farm and has been generously opened up to the public. Not only did I discover true-leaf peeping ‘country’ in South Africa, but I discovered what I think is an exquisite picnic spot; a place so beautiful and rich in colour that it feels like you’ve stepped into a painting.

Autumn reflections

Japanese Maple trees

Kenmo Lake (3)

While I have no doubt that this little lake is beautiful throughout the year, I’d suggest you hurry along there now. The Autumn leaves are falling and very soon you’ll be walking into a different picture. There is no entry fee…

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