The Garden Route is often perceived as being synonymous with forest and coastal thicket, but once you move up the slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains you emerge into the vivid landscape of the Fynbos with it’s diversity of floral display. From the coastal towns of Wilderness and Sedgefield the northern skyline is broken by the…
This Easter weekend, if you are looking for a medium distance trail run through pristine wilderness in the Garden Route, the Goukamma Traverse Trail Run near Sedgefield should be your first option.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation.
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.
So often locals and visitors neglect to enjoy the natural highlights at sunrise.The view over Lake Pleasant from the Blombos Trail in the Goukamma Nature Reserve is well worth the early start.
However long you plan to visit the Garden Route, you will always run out of time with the diversity of activities. For nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, a loose itinerary for a week would be and introduction for your future visits.
A St Valentines celebration canoeing with friends up the Keurbooms River in the Garden Route.