Category: Blog

Tour Guide, Rock the Route, Pangea Trails

A Day (or two) in the Life of a Tour Guide

Open plains and dense forest! Shooting stars! Long and winding paths, deep ravines, ocean horizons that seem to go on forever… culture, music, dancing, and sunsets you’ll never forget. Oh, Africa, you beaut! And our lucky guides can’t wait to get you rock ’n rollin in our van across the vast and beautiful country. Today we wanted to share a… Read more →

5 Reasons to Spend an Extra Night (or 3) in Mossel Bay

The Garden Route is dotted with divine locations which offer a whole assortment of fun activities; adventure junky? Wine connoisseur? Heritage hunter? You’re sorted on this piece of heaven on earth. The best part is that we were born and bred here, live here, love it and are on the lookout for amazing spots to have one-of-a-kind experiences. This month… Read more →

Leave Your Phone At Home (4 reasons to do just that)

Leave your Smartphone at home… Say what? Impossible you might think… we’re living in an era where a phone isn’t just a phone. It’s a GPS, a camera, it holds passwords, has a boarding pass, an alarm clock… it EVEN allows us to send drunk texts to people we’re probably never going to see again (awkward apology to follow the… Read more →

Big 5! Small 5! Ugly 5! High 5!

“All creatures big and bold, all creatures timid and old”; South Africa has some of the most diverse creatures on planet Earth.  There’s something alluring (you have to admit) about day-dreaming about all the lekker (slang for “awesome” in Afrikaans) adventures you are going to have in 2019.  Come on, let us tempt you… Think open grassy plains with lions prowling after… Read more →

The 4 best beaches along the Garden Route

The 4 best beaches along the Garden Route during the busy peak season  How to avoid the seasonal crowds and still have a great beach day   If you’ve ever visited the Garden Route during the peak summer season (November-March), you’ll know that things can get a bit congested… It’s easy to understand why. Not to brag or anything, but… Read more →

Focus on Sedgefield (and for good reason!)

Hey Garden Routers (and beyond!). We love a bit of positive info and this week we want to draw your attention to Sedgefield. Sedgefield may not automatically inspire an immediate road trip there, but we are here to tell you that IT SHOULD!  Sedgefield is definitely making a rise in popularity amongst people visiting the Garden Route, and that’s simply… Read more →

The Weekend is Yours in the Garden Route!

Our beautiful South Africa definitely has her ups and downs, but one thing we have plenty of, is long weekends! And don’t we all just love having that extra day to play with; jam pack it full of action OR use it to simply prolong the relaxing…. Read more →

Winter Days and the ‘Outeniqua Rust’

Winter in the Garden Route can be tough. Not because it get’s cold, but because of the delicious balmy winter sun… I would like to paint you a picture. A scene fresh out of the Garden Route winter; Here I am sitting at the ever wonderful Cocomo Restaurant and on my to do list is 2 blog posts. Only two.… Read more →