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.
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.
There is something mystical about the Karoo light. In summer, the landscape shimmers beneath the relentless sun, the hills and thickets a quantum image seemingly fixed only in your mind’s eye. Amanda and I are perched on a hill near Middleton, a sculptured geological model of the towering flat topped mountains 50km further north. We are on one of nine birding sites that we monitor … Continue reading The Nature of Farming : Livestock Management