The Skelm is tumbling into a dark pool

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Hendrik van den Berg on January 6, 2009

Among the most scenic spots is the Skelm tumbling into a dark pool which, legend has it, is bottomless. (In 1938 it stopped flowing for the first time in human memory).

A beautiful mermaid was said to live in the pool at the foot of the waterfall.

picsonthemove on May 16, 2009

Hello Hendrik,

I like it when someone tells me a little bit about the place ;-) Good colors, too



zsifk on August 19, 2010

We know this waterfall as the Meiringspoort waterfall. We used to swim in the pool below the waterfall when we were children. It is really deep and cold. We jumped of the rocks above the pool. Through the years, the level of water varied greatly.

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  • Uploaded on January 6, 2009
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    by Hendrik van den Berg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/12/17 08:54:14
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash