Gigantic bucket List for the Garden Route

The tree ferns towered above us. The forest exuded expectation. The four of us, Sandra, Frank, Heinz and I were the only ones left of the group which had started out mid-morning for a corporate guided forest walk in the Diepvalle section of the Knysna Forest in the Garden Route National Parks. At lunchtime all but two delegates opted for the bailout option, a litany of … Continue reading Gigantic bucket List for the Garden Route

Ruffled feathers of a juvenile eagle

With the lightness of a drifting Dandelion seed, the juvenile Verreaux’s Eagle soared below us, for a brief moment admitting us into it’s new aerial domain. We had been sitting on the top of a Karoo Koppie, a domed hill tetering over a vast pancake flat plain that stretched to the south. It is our final ten days of monitoring on a potential wind farm … Continue reading Ruffled feathers of a juvenile eagle

Gericke's Point

Seven Wonders of the Garden Route

The first time you gaze upon the Sphinx you are filled with awe. Awe at the sheer size of the reclining feline, awe at it’s antiquity and awe at it’s accompanying trio of pyramids. Then the intrigue starts infecting you – how was it built? Why was it built? What stories could it tell of passing history? It is with little doubt that the Sphinx … Continue reading Seven Wonders of the Garden Route