Hiking through the Garden Route offers a diversity of unconventional wildlife encounters in the forest, dunes and on the beach.
In addition to the ‘Big Five’ and incredible predators in South Africa, spending time watching some micro predators like a Golden Orb Spider hunting can be just as captivating as a feline hunt.
If you are looking for the ideal travel camera you can’t beat a GoPro. In addition to its action camera abilities, it provides superb landscape, nature studies and candid camera photography.
Though the impact of the recent El Nino effect was subtle in the Garden Route, careful observation demonstrates how marine life and the intertidal zone was influenced.
The South African coastline harbours abundant archeological evidence of human activity and marine utilization by our ancestors. Visiting the late stone age fish traps near Oysterbay is an insight of how transient our history and how dependent we are on nature.
The Garden Route abounds with day walks. For hikers wanting to immerse themselves in pristine indigenous in close proximity to Knysna, the two Woodcutter Trails will revitalize your entire being.
Exploring nature in the Garden Route, South Africa, is incredibly rewarding. It does however pose some threats is caution of the elements is not heeded.
Birding in the Garden Route during the 2015/2016 summer season was educational and insightful into birding behavior.