Exploring the Garden Route

This past October Jonathan and I flew down to George for a much needed break.  I am a great believer in exploring your own country.  We have one of or if not the most diverse country in the world with so many different gems to discover.  We rented a car at the George airport and took a drive through the town (my hubby used to live in George so he wanted to show me all the great hangout spots) stopping by the breathtaking Fancourt for lunch.  After lunch we took a drive to Herold’s Bay and Victoria Bay as I had never been there before.

We then headed to our Airbnb just outside Wilderness.  This coastline is so picturesque.  We loved our little apartment and it was just a stones throw away from one of the most beautiful quiet beaches I have ever been to.  We then headed over to a restaurant called Salina’s on the main beach and had a tasty dinner while watching the sun set over the mountains.

The following day we went to buy goodies for a picnic and headed to the Wilderness National Park.  We hired a canoe from Eden Adventures and paddled up the river and then hiked up to a waterfall.  It appeared as though we were the only South African’s there after passing several people who were foreigners during the hike which made me wonder if other South African’s are exploring these magnificent parts of our country.

The following day we went on a road trip to Knysna, stopping at anything that caught our eyes along the way.  We stumbled across a lovely little craft market in Sedgefield which I recommend bumbling around when you are in the area.

Before we knew it, it was time to head home.

Being in a creative industry it is always good to stay inspired.  Taking these small breaks to explore a new place or be out in nature is what inspires me.  And even though it is totally amazing to explore different countries we must not forget to not take ours for granted.  It is truly spectacular.

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