Wednesday, November 9, 2011

garden route holiday

Well, despite my hectic schedule, I did get to go on holiday with my hubby for my birthday. It was superb and a well deserved break (though I can't say I loved the mound of emails and work that was waiting for me when I got back). We went for a bit of a trip down the Garden Route and back and I must admit this area must be one of my favourites to visit in SA

First stop was Swellendam

Then of to Wilderness, with a lot of stops inbetween, including Mosselbay, Groot Brak and Glentana.

I've only ever driven through Wilderness and it was so nice to spend 2 days there. We stayed in the most stunning little self-catering place called The Wallow, and I can definitely recommend it for anyone looking for accommodation in that area. We spent our time driving around the area and exploring.

On our way to Tsitsikamma we found this cute little shop in Buffelsbaai.

Then it was off to the Tsitsikamma National Park. I have always loved it there, ever since I first went there with my parents when I was a child. We spent time walking some of the trails, lying around reading, staring at the see and just doing as little as possible.

And look at the beautiful earrings I got from my hubby for my birthday.

All in all it was a great trip and I think we should definitely make this a yearly affair :)


  1. First - a belated Happy Birthday! Secondly, your photo's are gorgeous - as always. Thirdly - thanks for posting the pics of Tsitsikamma. I LOVE that place - went there on honeymoon. Even walked the first part of the Otter trail. Your pics brought back loads of good memories. Glad you enjoyed the break.


  2. Thanks D! Had such a great time there so we'll definitely go back more often.

    We also started to walk the that first bit of the otter and it was going well till I fell on my face going over the bolder bit. I'm so clumsy!

    We stayed in the Forest Huts and it's so cute and such great value for money.

  3. Oh my word! hope you didnt hurt yourself too much.


  4. No, I'm fine. Just some bruised and scuffed knees :)