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Drive the Seven Passes of the Garden Route
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Drive the Seven Passes of the Garden Route

The Cape Fold mountains that rise out of the land like the quills of a porcupine on the Garden Route, unassailable for years by farmers who toiled on farms in the Klein Karoo, are riddled with routes, many of them forged by rivers along which wagons filled wit...
Let Your Bike And Your Stomach Rumble On The Gourmet Motorcycle Tour
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Let Your Bike And Your Stomach Rumble On The Gourmet Motorcycle Tour

What could be better that going on a bike ride, admiring phenomenal views, seeing a variety of places and enjoying sensational meals? Well you can enjoy all this and more on the Gourmet Motorcycle Tour. Although you get to experience so much more, it’s all rea...
Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route
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Whale Watching with Ocean Odyssey in the Garden Route

Knysna is one of the most popular destination towns along the esteemed Garden Route of South Africa. It is aesthetically charming, surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes and home to an abundance of attractions and activities. Knysna has a calm lagoon...
Snuggling Up to Some Scaly Characters at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
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Snuggling Up to Some Scaly Characters at Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary

While snakes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, they certainly are fascinating, even for those that prefer to enjoy them from a distance. The Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary aims to educate visitors about hundreds of different snake species, from tiny to mammoth, and ...
Romance on the River at Bitou River Lodge
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Romance on the River at Bitou River Lodge

Right on the banks of the tranquil Bitou River, just 10 minutes outside Plett, lies the gorgeous 4-star retreat called the Bitou River Lodge. This lodge is more than just holiday accommodation in Plettenberg Bay; it provides an authentic (albeit somewhat luxur...
Knysna – A seaside town close to my heart
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Knysna – A seaside town close to my heart

Growing up caravanning and camping in and near the little town of Knysna almost became a norm for me. I would visit every year during the school holidays, visit the town’s markets, picnic alongside the lagoon and enjoy the summer rainfall. Now that I’m trav...
A few Reasons to visit Knysna
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A few Reasons to visit Knysna

Having grown up camping along the Garden Route, I am well acquainted with this seaside town with its lagoon and holiday vibe. When I think of Knysna, I honestly can’t forget road trips past the pine forests, warm rainy days and coffee in the town square. Here ...
The Birds of Eden Experience
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The Birds of Eden Experience

Immerse yourself in the peaceful paradise of Birds of Eden – the largest single dome free-flight multi-species bird aviary in the world. Situated just outside Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route, Birds of Eden is accessible and central, close to a number of...
Experiencing The Knysna Forests
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Experiencing The Knysna Forests

Experiencing The Knysna Forests: The Knysna forests are exquisite for their dense greenery and their sheer abundance of stunning plant- and animal species. For generations, these forests have been the home of an array of wildlife, but also to communities of pe...
I Love Brenton on Sea Because …
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I Love Brenton on Sea Because …

Hi, I’m Derrik from Brenton Beach House in Brenton on Sea on the Garden Route. Brenton on Sea IS BEST KNOWN FOR its tranquillity and long sandy beaches. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Castle rock or on Fishermans walk. See the best sunsets all within a few mi...
The Hunter Gatherer Hiking Trail
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The Hunter Gatherer Hiking Trail

If you are looking for a hike with an educational slant then look no further than The Hunter Gatherers Hiking Trail between Boggomsbaai and Vleesbaai in the Mossel Bay area of the Garden Route. The hike takes you over dunes and along beautiful beaches and a...
Forget about its name – there’s nothing cute or cuddly about the Otter Trail
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Forget about its name – there’s nothing cute or cuddly about the Otter Trail

The Otter Trail is one of South Africa’s most well-known hiking trails, popular with both locals and international visitors thanks largely to its incredible scenery. The trail starts at the Storms River mouth and ends at Nature’s Valley in the beautiful Tsitsi...
The Outeniqua Powervan
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The Outeniqua Powervan

For anyone travelling through the scenic George / Knysna area, one of the attractions is, or always has been, the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, one of the last remaining steam trains in Africa. However, many will be as disappointed as we were to learn that the “Choo-Tj...
The Outeniqua Country Hop
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The Outeniqua Country Hop

One could be forgiven for thinking that the ‘country hop’ is some sort of quaint rural dance, but the Outeniqua country hop in the Garden Route is a tourist route, initiated by a group of local women to help put local trade in and around George on the map. The...
Jukani Wildlife Home of the Cats
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Jukani Wildlife Home of the Cats

I can’t say I have ever seen lions, cheetahs, leopard, caracal and tigers all ‘in one sitting’, and I have definitely not ever seen Bengal tigers, jaguar, pumas or serval cats, other than in pictures! Well at Jukani Wildlife Park you get to see them all, admit...