Woodcutter Trail – Circles in the Forest

The Garden Route abounds with day walks. For hikers wanting to immerse themselves in pristine indigenous in close proximity to Knysna, the two Woodcutter Trails will revitalize your entire being. Continue reading Woodcutter Trail – Circles in the Forest

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Natural threats in the Garden Route, South Africa.

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.

Gericke’s Point

If, while in the Garden Route, you are looking for a short relaxing beach walk to explore some rock pools, Gericke’s Point near Sedgefield should be penciled into your itinerary. Ideal for snorkeling, birding and photography, it is a easy 3.2km round trip from the Swartvlei beach parking area. Continue reading Gericke’s Point

Groeneweide Trail

If you are looking for a remote pristine forest walk in the Garden Route, you will be hard pressed to top the Groeneweide Trail Red Route. This morning, I set out with Jill, a guest from the US, for the 15km walk. After signing the self issue permit, we followed the trail down to the river through dappled light and a chorus of bird song. … Continue reading Groeneweide Trail

Mountain biking in and around the Garden Route.

The Garden Route offers a broad spectrum of mountain biking opportunities and it is well worth planning a few extra days to explore as many routes as possible. Continue reading Mountain biking in and around the Garden Route.

Wilderness Trail – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

‘Stop!’ A quiet command from Mphile. We are starting to cross the White Umfolozi River and are 500m from our start point, Mndindini base camp, on a Wilderness Trail in the Hluhluwe-imfolozi. Quickly she looks through a pair of binoculars. A lioness lying exposed in the riverbed, approximately 300m away. The wind is not in our favour and as she gets our scent, she disappears … Continue reading Wilderness Trail – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi