June 2017 will be remembered by South Africans for decades to come. A historical moment when Mother Nature showed her true power and the only option was to get out of her path and watch in awe. For a week preceding the fire, extreme weather warnings had been issued with predictions of flooding in drought…
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…
Wildlife enthusiasts looking for a nocturnal nature tour have the option of participating in the Moonlight Meander, a night tour exploring intertidal rock pools, is a wonderful ecological adventure by torchlight.
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.
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.