Four mind-blowing days discovering the magic of the #Hessequa Region, an area these days gaining recognition from adventurous travellers as the #ExplorersGardenRoute. Conservancies, nature reserves, thumping surf breaks, endless gravel roads, meandering rivers, quirky towns, larger-than-life characters …
Me and mate-from-way-back Mark Stuart ventured via Jakkalsvlei Winery and Heidelberg to the incredible #trails of Grootvadersbosch Conservancy, before tripping over the #Malgas pontoon to the coastal serenity of #Witsand. This watersport paradise is made for #SUP, #surf and all kinds of angling, with outstanding hospitality at the PILI PILI Witsand Restaurant ????????
Zane Schmahl pulled in just in time to experience the #jaegermeister excesses of Albertinia Hotel and the #KoringDraai Kroeg. Soos die locals sê: “Suip the Cape in Shape”… Ons het hittetitte heelhuids daar ontsnap, en nie te danke aan Lume Vermeulen nie … Fortunately, a good T-bone steak, and some solid #outdoor action in the breathtaking Gourikwa Nature Reserve and #Gouritsmond restored our blood-alcohol levels to normal!
Perfect playground to test out the surf boards, Giant Bicycles South Africa#mtb, Red Paddle Co SA #SUP, Fluid Kayaks #DoItNow and the Front Runner South Africa roof racks. And always great hooking up with legendary locals like Aileen Anderson, Fleur Van Eeden, Jantjie Jonker, Rohan, Lyzette Feldtmannand the likes. Attached are a few aerial views of the area, courtesy of the GoPro #karma
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