South Africa: Garden Route

Today I want to share more about one of my favourite places in South Africa – the Garden Route.

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Today I want to share more about one of my favourite places in South Africa – the Garden Route.

I fell in love with the area from the moment I first saw it. I love the forest vibe mixed with the beach. If you feel like exploring the forest you can easily go and get lost. Had enough of it and fancy a swim on a gorgeous beach? Go for it.

But there’s so much more to do than just explore the wilderness. Want to see elephants up close and feed them? You can visit the Knysna Elephant Park and have an experience of a lifetime.

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How about wandering around in a cave that was discovered in the late 18th century which stretches over 4km?

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If you feel like a daredevil you can visit the Storms River suspension bridge. In my opinion, it’s not that bad and a lot of fun, but not many people can handle a swaying bridge.

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One of my favourite places to visit is the Tsitsikamma forest. The word “Tsitsikamma” comes from the Khoekhoe language tse-tsesa which means “clear”, and gami meaning “water”. It’s the best feeling to get lost in nature. To be completely submerged by all the trees and plants. There is a tree you can walk to that is roughly between 600 and 800 years old and stands 36,6 m tall with a trunk circumference of 9m.

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This isn’t even the tip of the iceberg, but I’ll do more posts about South Africa in the near future. I want to share as much as possible with you, so that when you decide to visit you’ll have a few interesting places on your list which you can visit.

I’ll also do a post on a few ‘hidden’ gems I’ve found. I’ve found that the most underrated places have given me the best experiences.

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7 thoughts on “South Africa: Garden Route

  1. Beautiful pictures that capture only some of the intense visual overload viewers would experience in person. No doubt you’ve heard this many times before, but your photos would make up a magnificent, brochure, book, exhibit, etc.

    By the way, a tree of that age always inspires speculation of how different the world was when the sapling first emerged into the sunshine. Awesome, literally.


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