Natural wonders of the Garden Route – some recent discoveries along a five day Wilderness Trail.

Each time we hike the Garden Route Trail, a five day coastal hike between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea, we discover a host of natural wonders. Continue reading Natural wonders of the Garden Route – some recent discoveries along a five day Wilderness Trail.

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Garden Route nature walks – Bushpig Trail

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

Wilderness Trail – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

‘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 our favour and as she gets our scent, she disappears … Continue reading Wilderness Trail – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

Porcupine Trail – Traversing the Goukamma Nature Reserve

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

Journal of a 5 day nature walk through the Garden Route

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

Giant Kingfisher Trail

This is a moderate forest walk. Starting from the Ebb and Flow rest camp east of the village of Wilderness in the Garden Route. The trail follows the course of the Touw River to a series of cascades forming two waterfalls and three rock pools amongst large granite boulders. There are two methods of reaching the cascades. The simplest is to walk, starting from the … Continue reading Giant Kingfisher Trail

Garden Route Trail – a journey through nature.

The ideal way to explore the natural wonders of the Garden Route is on a guided coastal hike. For sheer diversity you will be challenged to better the itinerary of Garden Route Trail, a guided five day hike between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea. Continue reading Garden Route Trail – a journey through nature.