Humans at OTM from San Francisco

Estelle BritsHome

There are defining moments in one’s life, or maybe I should say, defining time periods when your way of thinking is challenged, you experience a paradigm shift or even realise that your whole future would be different because of that specific experience.   Most of what we do and apply at Over the Mountain was influenced by a South African … Read More

Both sides now

Estelle BritsHome

The first comment people make when they step onto our property at Over The Mountain, is: “It is so beautiful!” I’ve looked at this place from many sides now and all I can say it’s like an illusion. I can also say I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, because the wind in this valley turns the clouds around, … Read More

‘n Boer Maak ‘n Plan

Estelle BritsHome

    Lately Gerrit and I have just been so amazed at the resilience of our people. There are just so much wrong in our country because of many different reasons and one can quickly become disillusioned with our corrupt government and the overall lack of services. Everyone has been talking about load shedding, breakdown of our postal service, our … Read More


Estelle BritsHome

In 2007 I started writing and blogging on the LitNet forum, an Afrikaans literary website. It was because of a need to express myself in an anonymous environment. It was addictive. We had discussions, arguments, some really brilliant writing and many fights. It was a smallish community of contrary people, who had one thing in common; they needed to express … Read More

A Swartberg Pass Adventure

Estelle BritsThe Area

Our guests often ask us about scenic routes in our area. We live in the middle of about 7 breath taking mountain passes. We prefer to tell people about places  we have been to, so whenever we have some free time we go and explore the area. On Mothers’ day our children came to pick us up to do the … Read More