Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cockscomb Mountain - second higest in the Eastern Cape

The Cockscomb mountain is situated north of the Gamtoos Valley and visible from not just in the valley but also from the Baviaanskloof, Uitenhage and Addo areas.  The reason its visible from all over is that it's the second highest mountain in the Eastern Cape.  It gets its name from its resemblance to a rooster's comb.  The Cockscomb is part of the Groot Winterhoek mountain range with the higest peak being 1 768 m above sea level.  This picture was taken from Vergaderingskop (the burial place of Saartjie Baartman) outside Hankey.