Harrismith is known for the life that the inhabitants live at the foot of Platberg.
|The location of the town and the surroundings tells us that there is more.|
|Loskop is an isolated peak where you will find a huge, shallow pan.|
In front is Staffordshire Hill and the Grant Quarries
|Slightly behind Loskop and further north, is Glen Paul. |
On top there is an odd rock formation like a crab's nipper standing up against the sky.
|Beside Glen Paul on a lower plateau, Bobbejaankop and Everest and Mooihoek (previously known as Wesselskop) |
with its lower offshoot Tafelberg.
The locals call this group of mountains The Bull, the Cow and the Calf.
|Very close to it is Tandjesberg, whose rocky crown of boulders looks like a set of false teeth.|
These two mountains, along with five others stretching over a vast area and ending with Mont Pelaan.
This range is known as the Seven Sisters.
|The photo was taken by Dirk Boukaert and we would like to thank him for the beautiful panorama of the mountains.|
|Thanks you to Johan Lodewyk Marais for sharing this panorama.|
Pilaan, Skeurklip, Waterkop, Tandjiesberg, Nelson's Kop, Rensburgkop, Platberg, Mount Everest and Verkykerskop
|Rensburg's Kop with the double humped summit near Swinburne.|
Very close to Rensburg'skop is the Whispering Mountain and
Tintwa Inyoni (haunted by birds) and Verloren Vallei.
|Kerkenberg, for here Piet Retief's followers held a thanksgiving service.|
|Not far from Baker's Kop is Mount Paul. At its foot is a huge boulder |
beside which the Badenhorst family camped on their arrival in this
district and we were told that they have carved their names and some dates.
|42nd Hill was previously known as Reitzheuwel|
|The Turkey cavie visible on Platberg|
The Story of Harrismith by EB Hawkins
Till next time
Till next time