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#mtbRed 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 AndersonFleur Van EedenJantjie JonkerRohanLyzette Feldtmannand the likes. Attached are a few aerial views of the area, courtesy of the GoPro #karma

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