Rosendal

So a few weeks ago (time flies!) I visited Rosendal, a tiny little village in the Free State, for the first time.  It sits on the edge of the Witteberge, which forms part of the foothills of the Maluti mountains, and is home to many artists and writers.

The Free State has a bleak beauty to it, especially in the freezing winter when it is every shade of dusty brown.  The scenery around Rosendal is stunning, and ‘golden hour’ in the Free State is really something else!

We stayed on a farm about 5km from the village, and although it was lovely, I think next time I’d prefer to stay in Rosendal itself.  The village lends itself to wandering its wide, dusty streets, having long lunches at its one and only restaurant, and sitting lazily on a patio watching the village’s pack of friendly dogs go past.

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