Tag Archives: South Africa

Franschhoek to Cape Town, South Africa

Written October 10, 2011 Before breakfast we took a quick spin around town but the warm evening air had brought a blanket of fog to Franschhoek, so no morning views of the mountains encircling this incredible valley. Le Ballon Rouge … Continue reading

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Hermanus to Franschhoek, South Africa

Written October 9, 2011 Breakfast at 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse was served in the downstairs open plan living area with fabulous views of the rugged shore. A more formal affair, Jena our hostess is dressed in crisp white matching the … Continue reading

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Wilderness to Swellendam, South Africa

Written October 6, 2011 The Garden Route officially starts or ends – depending on the direction you are going – at Mosel Bay where the N2 heads a little north and the coastline turns south. There are a few pretty … Continue reading

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Hiking in Wilderness, Garden Route, South Africa

Written October 6, 2011 Wilderness, the Garden Route’s smallest national park, is described in Fodor’s as “a popular vacation resort for good reason. Backed by thickly forested hills and cliffs, the tiny town presides over a magical stretch of beach…as … Continue reading

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Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, Knysna, South Africa

Written on October 5, 2011 From Plett it’s an easy drive into Knynsa. We were now in full Garden Route territory, but the landscape was still nothing like what I had imagined – unpopulated expanses of rolling hills and carved … Continue reading

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Whale Watching in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

Written October 5, 2011 Woke to more rain. Ugh! These clouds were supposed to blow through by now, but like most things in South Africa they are a little slow. We’re not anxious to leave Tsitsikamma this morning. With a … Continue reading

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Otter Trail, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

Written October 4, 2011 We woke to clouds. No hurry to get out on the trail so instead we headed to the camp restaurant for a simple breakfast of fried eggs on toast with coffee, a bargain at $10 for … Continue reading

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