Trees are amazing, spectacular, ingenious, astounding and magnificent. Trees sustain, recycle and contribute to our very existence. Trees house us, clothe us and heal us. Yet, many, in the lustful moment of attempting to immortalize an ephemeral passion of eros, carve insignificant initials into the bark of trees. Initials that on average linger long after…
This Easter weekend, if you are looking for a medium distance trail run through pristine wilderness in the Garden Route, the Goukamma Traverse Trail Run near Sedgefield should be your first option.
Each time we hike the Garden Route Trail, a five day coastal hike between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea, we discover a host of natural wonders.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation.
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.