The Art of Sauntering in Nature

Pace yourself outdoors. As the world searches for escapes from high pressure urban lifestyles, research is showing that a mere hour in nature on a daily basis has incredible therapeutic benefits on both physical health and mental well being. South Africans that do get out into nature on a regular basis have recently evolved into stopwatch addicts, racing the clock to raise their heart rate … Continue reading The Art of Sauntering in Nature

Kids in Nature in the Garden Route

Sun filtered through the forest canopy and lit up the tannin stained river to a golden glow as the three boys were energetically boulder hopping upstream. ‘If you don’t give children a smartphone and play station nowadays, they are ostracised by their class mates’ Sabin, the boys mother, mentioned while they were out of hearing range. ‘I even bought a play station and pretended that … Continue reading Kids in Nature in the Garden Route

Recipe: Wild picked mushrooms in creamy garlic white wine.

Wild picked mushrooms in a creamy white wine garlic sauce with strips of crispy bacon cooked on a PotjieKing.  After the recent rains giving some relief to the drought stricken Garden Route a mass of mushroom fairy rings have erupted in the pastures around our home. We have managed to harvest a few kilograms and decided to have breakfast with the first batch. Ingredients  1Kg … Continue reading Recipe: Wild picked mushrooms in creamy garlic white wine.

The West coast photo challenge.

Touted as the most scenic self drive tour option in the world, most travellers to the western Cape depart eastwards from Cape Town through the Garden Route, thereby missing out on the gradual transformation of geological features that render a northern detour a photographic adventure. To most, driving up the west coast and into the Northern Cape is relegated to 4×4 enthusiasts seeking the off-road … Continue reading The West coast photo challenge.