On this windless and sunny late-afternoon Friday the conditions look perfect for a lone fishing skiff on the Bot River Estuary. Seasonally, it opens to the sea and this ensures that a variety of fish spawn in the protected waters of the estuary.
The Bot River Estuary lies on the edge of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, against the slopes of the Kogelberg Mountain range. It is situated in the heart of the Overberg region, on the southern coast of South Africa.
At this time of day an ozone-laden sea mist floats slowly inland over the slopes of the Kogelberg mountains on a gentle breeze. Flamingos and other waders feed in the shallows (6 photographs).
Recent rains have raised the water levels and it’s looking a little fuller than it has for some time now.