By Mark Dixon Friday 29th June 2018 Today, in the Garden Route, we witnessed the indifference of natural selection. Yet for those present, there was an empathy for one of the giants of the ocean. One year ago I swam with Humpback Whales during the Sardine run in the Eastern Cape. Today I watched one die. The scientist in me took notes. The bloodshot eyes … Continue reading Death Of a Whale
The Garden Route abounds with day walks. For hikers wanting to immerse themselves in pristine indigenous in close proximity to Knysna, the two Woodcutter Trails will revitalize your entire being. Continue reading Woodcutter Trail – Circles in the Forest
Mt Zebra National Park offers a balance between game viewing and geological features and is a must for nature lovers looking for remote tranquility. Continue reading Mt Zebra National Park
The rugged coastline of the Titsikamma can be hiked from Storms River. For those not inclined to do the renowned Otter Trail, there are two easier half day walks, one to the suspension bridge and the Waterfall Walk. Continue reading Storms River
The boardwalk along the Wilderness lagoon in the Garden Route is ideal for birding or a short pre dinner stroll. Continue reading Touw River lagoon boardwalk.
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. Continue reading A week of natural exploration in the Garden Route.
One of the best ways to explore the Namaqualand National Park is on mountain bikes, but make sure you plan your route in this semi arid region of South Africa. Continue reading Lost in Namaqualand