Hiking Blue Mountain Trail Elgin Valley South Africa

Captivating Elgin Valley is part of the Cape Overberg and Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Undoubtedly, Kogelberg is one of the most beautiful reserves I’ve experienced! The reserve is surrounded by three mountain ranges that form a cool plateau around the valley – Hottentot Hollands, Kogelberg, and Groenberg. A few weeks ago, I went ziplining in Grabouw…

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Harold Porter National Botanical Garden South Africa

Garden Route and Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail For the past few days, I’ve been preparing for a Garden Route drive beginning next week. Along the way, I’m excited to be joining a slackpacking group (strangers) for a multi-day wilderness adventure exploring parts of Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail. It’s isolated new territory for me and I’m traveling solo,…

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Kleinmond Western Cape South Africa

Coastal weather in the Western Cape has been wild the past few days. Yesterday it was 90-degree beach weather, today it’s back to a normal winter temperature in the 60s with dramatic skies and intense wind. A storm is brewing! Western Cape Biosphere There are many nature reserves and coastal areas to explore in the…

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