December we were at twenty two waterfalls for three days. I was told by one of my friends beforehand that Porterville gets really hot, and I will be spending most of my time at one of the many waterfalls. I thought, “yeah right how hot can it get , I’ve been to Namibia and the Northern Cape, I can handle the heat”.
To put it very mildly,the first of the three days was probably one of the hottest days that I have experienced in a very long time. The next day was a mere 34C, quite manageable after the first days heat wave.The third day we woke up to rain. Nothing heavy, but it was a constant drizzle the whole day. This was quite unexpected, as there was no rain forecasted for the Porterville area, but thankfully the bush at our campsite was quite thick overhead, and all we had was the occasional drop falling on us.
The waterfalls are stunning and the photos does not do it any justice at all. Needless to say you will not be disappointed if you spend a morning going “climbing” the falls, but be warned if you are afraid of heights this might be a little to much for you. Nowhere did any of us feel unsafe as there are sturdy ladders provided at all the very steep sections, although at one or two places you do feel quite exposed. For me the last ladder was probably the most difficult to negotiate, specially when coming back down. We had two children with us aged 12 and 15 and they really enjoyed it, not for a second showing any fear.
Something else worth mentioning is the fact that no one played any music. There is nothing more irritating at a campsite when you are exposed to this constant “doef” “doef” coming from peoples cars. Big thank you to 22waterfalls for not allowing it. All three nights that we were there everything was quiet by 22h30.
I always like to ask the question, “would I come back again?”, and the answer is most certainly, but maybe more towards the end of summer.
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