Mountain Biking in the Garden Route : Looping Around Wolvedans Dam.

Confectionery and Coffee after the ride. ‘Banana?’ Amanda answered as she tucked into her slice of cake. We were lounging on the deck with coffee and carrot cake reflecting on our country ride just north of Groot Brak. As we had entered Pepper Boom restaurant in Groot Brak, I had asked the chef what his secret ingredient for his carrot cake was. Sure enough, it … Continue reading Mountain Biking in the Garden Route : Looping Around Wolvedans Dam.

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

Travelling with dogs.

One of the hardest regions in South Africa to take your dog for a walk has to be in the Garden Route. Blessed with forests, nature reserves and empty beaches, all seem to have a ‘No Dogs allowed’  policy, a frustrating limitation for dog owners. Being dog lovers and wanting to share our outings with our trio of four legged friends, we have had to … Continue reading Travelling with dogs.