Archive for July 6th, 2008

faerie glen

Sunday, July 6th, 2008 at about 7:45 am

Unexpected, right at the outskirts of Pretoria about a 20 minute bikeride from here, is Faerie Glen, a nature preserve surrounding a stream and steep ridge. It isn’t huge, but for being so close to a city it’s large. Biking around, some parts could almost be Meadowbrook park, so like the prairie they were. But the difference lies in the vertical: stashing the bike behind some trees I scaled the ridge’s rocky embankment, and was rewarded by sweeping views of much of the larger Pretoria area. The haze prevented too great of visibility, but the skyscapers of Pretoria’s center were visible in the distance.

The view from atop Faerie Glen\'s ridge looking towards downtown Pretoria

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by j. android