Just outside of Welkom on the R710 is a unique little place called “Die Melkkan”. Here you will find all sorts of items that no longer serve a purpose, from shoes, to windmills, to bath tubs. You name it, it is there and has been cut up, repainted or decorated.
The little shop and coffeeshop are a great place to meet and enjoy a cuppa away from town.
Sometimes one is at the right place at the right time to witness something quite incredible. While visiting the Walter Sisulu Botanical gardens we were lucky enough to see this little night adder attempting to eat this huge frog. Now this does not seem to be an unusual thing for night adders, but it is probably best if they are left alone to finish their meal.
As more and more people started gathering around the night adder gave up on its meal and decided to call it a day, slithering past us in the flower beds.
Every year around October Pretoria turns purple when the Jacaranda trees start to flower. It is quite the tourist attraction and busloads of tourists from all corners of the world are enthralled with this natural phenomenon.