The Garden Route

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Wilderness
Surrounded by the Wilderness National Park, the small sea side town was a great stop. We explored the wetlands and forests with a day of canoeing. Tail winds made for an easy glide to the waterfalls, but the return trip had the prevailing headwinds to tackle. Man power from Tim ensured we arrived back in record time.

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The mountains of the Garden Route provide great exploring if you know where to go, luckily we had Harry the young fella from the hostel. He took us on an amazing gorge swim, in what can only be described by the males as sub arctic water temperatures. We meandered through the cliff walls and ducted behind the amazing waterfall that all took our breath away as we passed through the wall of water.

Plettenberg Bay
We didn’t give Plettenberg ‘Plett’ a real chance and only stayed one night. The uninspiring location of our hostel and the over commercialised town meant we did not linger too long. Pitty as beaches and surrounding were beautiful.

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Natures Valley
Natures Valley is a secret gem in the Garden Route with the diamond being Wild Spirit Backpackers, it is one of those places where you instantly know that you are going to love it and never want to leave. We soaked up breathtaking views of mountains and lush valleys. The hiking around the area took us to cute waterfalls and secluded beach coves.

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Tsitsikamma National Park
On our journey to Jeffreys Bay we stopped into the much talked about Tsitsikamma National Park near Storms River. With a couple of great hikes, some big swing bridges and steep hills, we both had out work cut out for us. The element we both liked the most about the park was the beachside accommodation which we wish we had stayed in, the pontoon which you could swim out to from a cute little beach and the great hiking that was available. Definitely a stay next time in South Africa.

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