While the 2016/2017 drought in the Garden Route has affected birding resulting in uneventful forest birding, it has had twitchers adrenaline flowing with some exciting out of range and first in South Africa sightings. Now, mid way through September, some welcome rain having fallen and a green flush returning to the unusually autumn tone of the region, the song of a number of returning migrant … Continue reading Springtime Birding on the Garden Route.
The Garden Route is often perceived as being synonymous with forest and coastal thicket, but once you move up the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains you emerge into the vivid landscape of the Fynbos with it’s diversity of floral display. From the coastal towns of Wilderness and Sedgefield the northern skyline is broken by the towering Craddock, George and Tierkop peaks. While Tierkop is not … Continue reading Garden Route Day Walks – Hiking to George Dam via Tierkop.
Hiking through the Garden Route offers a diversity of unconventional wildlife encounters in the forest, dunes and on the beach. Continue reading Unconventional wildlife encounters in the Garden Route.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation. Continue reading Garden Route nature walks – Bushpig Trail
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. Continue reading GoPro – a travel camera offering diverse capabilities.
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. Continue reading Natural threats in the Garden Route, South Africa.
Birding in the Garden Route during the 2015/2016 summer season was educational and insightful into birding behavior. Continue reading Garden Route Birding – summer season.