Garden Route Coastal day walk – Arch Rock and the Matjes Rivier shell midden.

The Garden Route coastline between Witsand and Nature’s Valley has a rich history of early hominids with records extending an estimated 164,000 years back. Within these incredible archeological records are the earliest recognised art in the world using ochre dating back from 72,000 years in the Blombos Cave, as well as three sets of hominid footprints dating from approximately 90,000 years ago. Keurbooms Strand east … Continue reading Garden Route Coastal day walk – Arch Rock and the Matjes Rivier shell midden.

Knysna Fires : Five factors that produced the Perfect Inferno

June 2017 will be remembered by South Africans for decades to come. A historical moment when Mother Nature showed her true power and the only option was to get out of her path and watch in awe. For a week preceding the fire, extreme weather warnings had been issued with predictions of flooding in drought stricken Cape Town and surrounds and rain and strong winds … Continue reading Knysna Fires : Five factors that produced the Perfect Inferno

Canoeing the waterways of the Garden Route.

While most visitors to the Garden Route plan for hiking, cycling and cultural exposure, very few consider the merits of a canoeing experience. Blessed with an abundance of tranquil meandering rivers, the Garden Route boasts some excellent opportunities to penetrate either lush forest or Fynbos by canoe. Most renowned is the Touw River in Wilderness offering either a 3km stretch en route to the Giant … Continue reading Canoeing the waterways of the Garden Route.