Recipe: Wild picked mushrooms in creamy garlic white wine.

Wild picked mushrooms in a creamy white wine garlic sauce with strips of crispy bacon cooked on a PotjieKing.  After the recent rains giving some relief to the drought stricken Garden Route a mass of mushroom fairy rings have erupted in the pastures around our home. We have managed to harvest a few kilograms and decided to have breakfast with the first batch. Ingredients  1Kg … Continue reading Recipe: Wild picked mushrooms in creamy garlic white wine.

The Slow Festival in the Garden Route

A new style of tourism has emerged in South Africa, namely festival tourism. Slow Festival offers tourists a lifestyle immersed in nature, community and family values in the Garden Route over the Easter weekend. Continue reading The Slow Festival in the Garden Route

Mothers Day beach magic

For Judy the prospect of being shunted off to some fancy restaurant for Mothers Day was not high on her priority list, especially on a perfect sunny day in the Garden Route. Instead, a treat would be to enjoy some seafood collected and prepped on the beach with family. So, to bring her dream to reality, I packed up a daypack with the basics for … Continue reading Mothers Day beach magic

Kosi Bay Fish Traps

Representing indigenous fishing methods spanning 700 years,¬† the Kosi Bay Fish Traps are the oldest existing cultural fishing in South Africa. Constructed in three of the four lakes of the Kosi Bay Wetlands, the traps or crawls are passed down from father to son and represent an ancient form of subsistence fishing that has for centuries maintained a sustainable balance. Kosi Bay is the most … Continue reading Kosi Bay Fish Traps

Bay of tranquillity.

With summer fast approaching in the Southern hemisphere, the coastline of the Garden Route will soon be inundated with South Africans revelling in the annual festive season break. Without a doubt the safest and most spectacular beach in the Garden Route has to the five kilometers between Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. Offering safe wave swimming, three sets of breaks and a gentle dune … Continue reading Bay of tranquillity.

Harkerville Hike.

What South Africa’s iconic hiking trail, the Otter Trail, promises without a doubt the Harkerville Hike delivers. Dramatic Garden Route¬†scenery, photographic landscapes, vivid fynbos, adventurous coastline, secluded bays and tranquil forests paths. Coastal nature at it’s best! By no means is this an easy hike. Especially when you get to the rocky sections which have bolted chains offering secure grips on the more precarious stages. … Continue reading Harkerville Hike.