Garden Route – South Africa’s Hidden Stretch of Paradise

The Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is South Africa’s “hidden stretch of paradise”. Although I visited points along the popular circuit years ago, the Garden Route is my next South African 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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Newlands Forest Cape Town South Africa

The hike in Newlands Forest today was beautiful but challenging. At least 80% of the trail was on rocks and many were large boulders – making it challenging going uphill as well as coming back down. It would have been difficult without sturdy hiking boots and poles and I had to keep my eyes focused…

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