Quiver trees in their thousands cover the mountains at Gannabos.
It's but a short walk and you're right in amongst the quiver trees - no riding though.
We did find a few patches of flowers but not the huge expanses we were hoping for - that was still to come.
The vistas on the ride were just astounding and seemingly endless.
The cool-box filled with ice cold beers provides some incentive so the mini peloton got its collective ears back and picked up the pace.
The heat in summer can be unbearable at Gannabos but evenings in winter can be surprisingly chilly.
Loeriesfontein main street - a delightful little town.
The windmills of Loeriesfontein and the Fred Turner Museum - quite interesting really.