this picture was taken in the rooiberg mountains near eksteenfontein (south africa), just south of the namibian border and close to richtersveld world heritage site. we visited the region while on a botanical field trip.
ammie, miri, christian and i did a quick evening hike up to one of the peaks (this specific one, to be exact), and arrived there just before darkness moved in across the land.
i also remember re-reading douglas adam’s “hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” during that trip, and finding the number 42 here – in the middle of nowhere – painted in big white digits on a rock wall next to the road.
you can find more information about the trip in our field trip report: namibia and south africa.