Garden Route – South Africa’s Hidden Stretch of Paradise

The Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is one of many South African “hidden stretches of paradise”. Although I visited points along the circuit years ago, the Garden Route is my next adventure. Beginning in October, I’ll be driving the route. I’m researching the area to decide which direction to take and what…

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Sandbaai Adventure Western Cape

What began as a meander along the Atlantic Ocean, turned into an educational mini adventure. Having been in Hermanus for nearly two months, I’m feeling comfortable and relaxed and becoming slightly complacent. I don’t always plan the day, and on a spur of the moment whim, decided to hike the Cliff Path but extend it…

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Onrus Beach South Africa’s Whale Coast

There’s nothing better than a gorgeous South African beach with its surrounding mountains! I spent some time at Onrus Beach yesterday and fell in love with the sky, surf, dogs, shorebirds, surfers, and children playing in the sand – totally mesmerizing! This time of year, binoculars are helpful for whale watching. The area is known…

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