High up above McGregor in the Breede River Winelands is a dark sky site par excellence – Whipstop Farm. The skies are dark and the horizons are low enough not to become intrusive.
The only down side of the site is the light pollution from Worcester but it is far enough away to be minimally intrusive. The rest of the horizons are pretty much clear of light pollution. Even Cape Town doesn’t really feature.
The light in the trees is from a nearby chalet. There are areas away from the chalets, but the management were happy to kill the lights for me.
I liked the effect of the lights on the trees so I left the lights of my chalet on for effect.
I was fortunate enough to be there during the great alignment with Jupiter and Venus almost touching. Such a beautiful sight.
Separated by a long telephoto lens accompanied by much swearing. The two planets were incredibly bright in the morning sky.
If you fancy some good dark skies, this is the place Whipstock Farm