In a way, walking up Lady's Slipper has become for Port Elizabeth like walking up Lion's Head in Cape Town. At one stage only a few people did it, but lately it has become a very popular outing. Not very far distance wise, but a tough cookie as far as terrain. It has been on … Continue reading Walking up Lady’s Slipper
Looking down from the start of the Sacramento Trail in Schoenmakerskop towards Sardinia Bay (the sand dunes in the distance) about 4 kilometers away. The 8km round trip is probably Port Elizabeth's best known and most popular hiking trail.
The Tsitsikamma is one of my happy places. It is where I go to recharge my soul and get close to nature and that is what we as a family did a couple of week ago. It wasn't a comprehensive charge, but a quick visit one just to breath in the fresh Tsitsikamma air and … Continue reading Plaatbos forest and Storms River Pass
I'm really enjoying the trail behind Schoenmakerskop lately. It's nice and flat, open all around, yet fairly sheltered from the prevailing south-easterly wind.
I've been doing a lot of walking on the jeep track trails behind Schoenmakerskop lately and climbed the one koppie on Sunday afternoon to get a better view of the coastline, the village and surrounding scenery.
Flowers along the Sacramento Trail between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay It seems that it doesn't matter where and what time of year you go for a hike along one of the trails around Port Elizabeth, there is always plants flowering. It's one of the great things of especially fynbos which is found along a lot … Continue reading Port Elizabeth has some blooming good hikes
A month or two ago I was down in the city centre on a Sunday morning to take some photos and I noticed a guy with a funny thing on his back come walking up the road towards me. As I passed I realised that it was the Google Street View camera. Cool! There may … Continue reading Google Street View guy in PE
Yesterday morning I hit the trails in the Baakens Valley just off Alan Drive with Chaos Boy to go and find a few Geocaches I haven't had a chance to do. It's been a while since I've been on them and just realised again why the area is so popular with trail runners and mountain … Continue reading Baakens Valley trail view
I haven't been to the Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve for a few months so I think it's time to swing by again to see what is in flower. This is a picture from a little while ago with Pincushions in flower.
One of the cascading waterfalls you can see at the end of the InniKloof Waterfall Hike near Hankey. Read more about our outing on the hike to the waterfall at InniKloof.