She lives in an area called Hartebees Port Dam, it is directly between Johannesburg and Pretoria. 15 miles from Pretoria almost exactly.
It was a long time ago I was last in this area, and the changes blew me away. Here are some of the images from my trip. There were lots of photos I had to delete as they were blurred.
While I was there we had a thunderstorm a REAL ONE . there was massive fork lightening on both sides of the range of mountains that encircle the area. The rain came down in sheets and formed rivers all over the garden, although it was green when I got there from previous rain the red earth was dry and hard. I remember their winters so well and the landscape was various shades of brown all over, being a summer rainfall area, it looked as if everything had died in and the dust could be stifling sometimes, so I am glad I arrived once it had turned green. It didnt last that long but gave everything a good soaking. So the next day the air was very fresh. The heat in that area is a very dry heat.
The area live in is a huge hollow created millions of years ago by a meteorite hitting the earth which sent out ripples forming the Magalisberg Mountain range. It is called the "cradle of humankind" because of fossils skeletons found there, the oldest one being dubbed " Mrs Ples" .
Here is a link, if anyone is interested in this subject. I enjoyed hearing about how the mountains were formed but archeology is not my favourite subject!
Cradle of Humankind
Part of the the crocodile river!