One of my South African travel bucket list items I got to tick off during 2017 was going on a motorcycle sidecar tour in the Cape. A visit to a conference in Stellenbosch had the opportunity arise to join a tour from Spier via Strand and Gordon's Bay as far as the Stoney Point penguin … Continue reading Around the Cape in a motorbike sidecar
I have always wanted to make travel videos. When I started working as a tourist guide in 1998 I had a little video camera which I filmed my tours with. Back then I didn't know anything about editing. The video was basically what I shot and I had to make sure the video was rewound … Continue reading Spending a day in the Tsitsikamma – video
When you mention Addo, most people think elephants. They wouldn't be wrong though BUT, these days Addo is so much more than just elephants. Crisscross Adventures is a tour and adventure activity company based in the Sundays River Valley and they offer a wide range of activities from tours to the Addo Elephant National Park … Continue reading So many activities to do around Addo
The guys from Chasing the Rainbow went cruising on the Sundays River Ferry and topped off the trip sand sledding on the Colchester dunes near the river mouth with Captain Les. Check the video they made doing this awesome activity right here on our doorstep.
The Tsitsikamma truly is a special place. This breathtaking stretch of the Garden Route is where mountains, indigenous forests, deep gorges and lush vegetation skirt the rugged coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches. The area has an abundance of indigenous flora – ancient yellowwood trees and magnificent fynbos plants – as well as birdlife. For … Continue reading Tsitsikamma, the gateway to the Garden Route
Did you know you can zipline right here in Port Elizabeth? No? Well now you do. Pine Lodge has a three cable zipline as well as a high ropes course that is well worth the visit if you don't have the time to travel to the Addo or Tsitsikamma areas.
The brand new destination promotion video for the Sundays River Valley and Greater Addo area have recently been released by Addo Tourism and ECTOUR showing how stunning this area right on Port Elizabeth's doorstep is. It also illustrates what I'vebeen saying for a while now, that Addo is a fully fledged destination now and so … Continue reading Discover the Sundays River Valley and Greater Addo route
Follow the guys of Chasing the Raibow as they go zipling along the longest duel zipline in Africa. Right here in the Sundays River Valley at Sunland near Addo.
Mountain biking has become a very popular pastime of late and something I'd like to find the time for to try out. Time and the money for a proper mountain bike. I really wouldn't mind a proper off road bike to travel with. You know, one of those big BMW ones. But I can barely … Continue reading Gliding around the Wilderness lakes on a segway
Literally for the last couple of years now the Damselfly has wanted to visit Redberry Farm in George on the Garden Route. We just never had the opportunity to be in the area long enough to do so until we spent a long weekend in the town recently. It meant that Redberry Farm was at the … Continue reading Getting lost in the Redberry Maze in George