Loves and life on the Garden Route in South Africa

Through the eyes of volunteer coordinator and crazy cat lady, Sharon

A week of natural exploration in the Garden Route. November 10, 2014

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Stunning blog on things to do outdoors and in nature on South Africa’s Garden Route!

Garden Route Trail

To most travelers planning on visiting the Garden Route, a few days are set aside in their itinerary to tick off a few of the highly publicized highlights. Without exception, visitors to this natural landscape lament the brief amount of time that they budgeted for their stay in the region.

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The Garden Route in reality offers many attractions and activities, but for nature lovers it is a unique area of South Africa that extends from Mossel Bay in the west to the Storms River in the east. The uniqueness of the Garden Route lies in its botanical and avian diversity. Afro-montane Forest competes with Fynbos to shroud the Outeniqua and Titsikamma mountain ranges which separate the Garden Route coastal plateau from the Little Karoo to the north. Coastal dunes are cloaked in dune fynbos and Milkwood climax dune thicket, which between Wilderness and Knysna, plunge into the Indian Ocean as…

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