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.
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
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.
Birding in the Garden Route during the 2015/2016 summer season was educational and insightful into birding behavior. Continue reading Garden Route Birding – summer season.
For most travelers and visitors to Africa, and in particular, South Africa, the expectation is a ‘safari’ with game drives viewing specimens of the ‘Big Five’. While this is a possibility and easily achieved on the scale of any budget, it does neglect the other areas of magnificent splendour that abound in South Africa. One of my personal favorites is the diverse geology from the … Continue reading Circles in the sand
The Garden Route is the perfect hikers destination in South Africa. Goukamma Nature Reserve, in the heart of the Garden Route, offers a bouquet of day hikes, of which the Porcupine Trail is perfect for panoramic views and ecological diversity. Continue reading Porcupine Trail – Traversing the Goukamma Nature Reserve
Each hike of our five day coastal hike has subtle differences reflecting the dynamic nature of the environment in the Garden Route. Continue reading Journal of a 5 day nature walk through the Garden Route