STELLENBOSCH MOUNTAIN

These sharp, jagged peaks form the Drakenstein mountains in the beautiful wine country of Stellenbosch in South Africa. There are hundreds of wine estates scattered below this mountain range that reach up to 1800 meters whose upper peaks are known to be the wettest place in the country and the climate varies from hot, dry summers and cold winters. This combination, coupled with fertile soil, is an important ingredient in growing grapes. We had been driving around the zigzag road on the way to the winelands with an overcast sky when suddenly, the clouds parted and the afternoon sun bathed the mountain in golden hues which gave me the opportunity to take this shot by the roadside. It didn’t last long because pretty soon after the sunlight disappeared, it started to rain.

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