While the 2016/2017 drought in the Garden Route has affected birding resulting in uneventful forest birding, it has had twitchers adrenaline flowing with some exciting out of range and first in South Africa sightings. Now, mid way through September, some welcome rain having fallen and a green flush returning to the unusually autumn tone of…
If you are looking for an adventurous activity that takes you out of your comfort zone, these five options in the Garden Route definitely tick all the boxes.
This Easter weekend, if you are looking for a medium distance trail run through pristine wilderness in the Garden Route, the Goukamma Traverse Trail Run near Sedgefield should be your first option.
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.
In the central Garden Route, the Bushpig Trail is a medium distance day walk which traverses diverse fossil dune vegetation.
Though the impact of the recent El Nino effect was subtle in the Garden Route, careful observation demonstrates how marine life and the intertidal zone was influenced.
If, while in the Garden Route, you are looking for a short relaxing beach walk to explore some rock pools, Gericke’s Point near Sedgefield should be penciled into your itinerary. Ideal for snorkeling, birding and photography, it is a easy 3.2km round trip from the Swartvlei beach parking area.