The Garden Route is synonymous with outdoor activities, in particular nature walks and hiking. While most guests to the region automatically plan for a forest hike in one of the famed Outeniqua, Knysna or Titstikamma Forests, few first time visitors realize that there are some amazing coastal trails to explore. Stretching along the coastal plain south of the formidable Outeniqua and Titsikamma mountain ranges and … Continue reading 4 Must do Coastal Day Walks in the Garden Route
While the 2016/2017 drought in the Garden Route has affected birding resulting in uneventful forest birding, it has had twitchers adrenaline flowing with some exciting out of range and first in South Africa sightings. Now, mid way through September, some welcome rain having fallen and a green flush returning to the unusually autumn tone of the region, the song of a number of returning migrant … Continue reading Springtime Birding on the Garden Route.
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 the amour that inspired their carving has evaporated to nothing. … Continue reading Killing the trees slowly with your love.
If you are looking for an adventurous activity that takes you out of your comfort zone, these five options in the Garden Route definitely tick all the boxes. Continue reading 5 extreme activities in the Garden Route.
Hiking through the Garden Route offers a diversity of unconventional wildlife encounters in the forest, dunes and on the beach. Continue reading Unconventional wildlife encounters in the Garden Route.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation. Continue reading Garden Route nature walks – Bushpig Trail
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. Continue reading Casual observations of El Nino in the Garden Route.