For our first weekend some for the group headed for the Drakensburg Mountains ( you can read about their adventures on Andrew's Blog ). Three of us however (myself, Lou and Mirek) remained in Pietermaritzburg to explore a little of what there is around here.
On Saturday Lou and I headed for the Botanical Gardens
and had a fantastic time exploring these wonderfully diverse and well kept gardens.
As well as the plants there was also plenty of wildlife such as the Hadeda Ibis..
... a family of these ducks ...
.. and some impressive nest building.
We stopped at the restaurant near the entrance for our lunch and as we munched on our tasty repast we noticed a wedding party coming in to have their photos taken...
... and then another .... and another.... you can see 3 different groups in this photo.
Clearly an understandably popular place to come for photos and I noticed that they even have special entrance prices...
Should you be so inclined you can find plenty more photos of the gardens on my photostream on Flickr