Golden Gate – Hiking Trail Medley

Golden Gate – Hiking Trail Medley

GOLDEN GATE  – HIKING TRAIL MEDLEY     Without doubt, the Golden Gate Highlands National Park (GGHNP) must be one of the most iconic national parks in South Africa. It is very different to the lush green and rugged mountain terrain of the Western Cape…

Groeneweide Forest Trail – The Green Route

Groeneweide Forest Trail – The Green Route

Groeneweide Forest Trail – The Green Route     After living in Cape Town for pretty much all of our adult lives, Belinda and I made the decision to move to the Garden Route. We soon discovered that there were just as many hiking opportunities in…

The Bush Pig Trail – A Crackling Good Hike

The Bush Pig Trail – A Crackling Good Hike

The Bush Pig Trail – A Crackling Good Hike After living in Cape Town for pretty much all of my adult life, Belinda and I made the decision to move to the Garden Route. There were personal reasons for the move, but it was also…

Buffalo Bay Hiking Trail – Garden Route Short Hike

Buffalo Bay Hiking Trail – Garden Route Short Hike

Buffalo Bay Hiking Trail – A Short Coastal Walk      After living in Cape Town for pretty much all of my adult life, Belinda and I made the decision to move to the Garden Route. There were personal reasons for the move, but it…

Cedar Falls Day Hike – Baviaanskloof

Cedar Falls Day Hike – Baviaanskloof

Cedar Falls Day Hike – Baviaanskloof This is a half day, out-and-back, route that begins at the Cedar Falls Base Camp. You would only really do this hike if you have booked for the Leopard Trail, or if you have booked one of the accommodation…

Bloupunt Hiking Trail – Montagu Mountain Reserve

Bloupunt Hiking Trail – Montagu Mountain Reserve

Bloupunt Hiking Trail – Montagu Mountain Reserve     All Day Hike   I participated in a camping and hiking weekend with the SAPSTAP Hiking Club from 13 – 15 July 2018. We used the Swellendam Caravan Park as our base camp for day hikes…

Koloniesbos Trail – Swellendam

Koloniesbos Trail – Swellendam

Koloniesbos Trail – Swellendam   Short Day Hike I participated in a camping and hiking weekend with the SAPSTAP Hiking Club from 13 – 15 July 2018. We used the Swellendam Caravan Park as our base camp for day hikes in the Marloth Nature Reserve.…

Duiwelsbos Trail – Swellendam

Duiwelsbos Trail – Swellendam

Duiwelsbos Trail – Swellendam   I participated in a camping and hiking weekend with the SAPSTAP Hiking Club from 13 – 15 July 2018. We used the Swellendam Caravan Park as our base camp for day hikes in the Marloth Nature Reserve. They have recently…

Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail – A Forest Canopy Experience

Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail – A Forest Canopy Experience

Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail – A Forest Canopy Experience     The Brown Hooded Kingfisher Trail starts in the small village of Duiwe River, just behind Island Lake. It forms part of the many trails in the Wilderness National Park (Between George and Sedgefield)  …

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail- A Hike Packed with Adventure

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail- A Hike Packed with Adventure

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail- A Hike Packed with Adventure         How to get there The Garden Route National Park – Wilderness Section is located in the small village of Wilderness between George and Sedgefield. The Half Collared Kingfisher Trail starts opposite the…