Hiking through the Garden Route offers a diversity of unconventional wildlife encounters in the forest, dunes and on the beach.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation.
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.
Birding in the Garden Route during the 2015/2016 summer season was educational and insightful into birding behavior.
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.
Heading in summer in the Garden Route is a perfect time for birding. While it is tempting to use recorded calls to lure birds in, it is important to know which species respond to this technique and which species will be chased away.
‘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…