Tag Archives: Tsitsikamma

Our 2017 in pictures

Looking back at the places we stayed at during another year of enjoying South Africa’s beautiful wild places.

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What a way to end a day…

A glorious sunset to end our visit to the spectacular Storms River Mouth.

Early tomorrow morning we’ll be heading off to the next destination on our summer itinerary.

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Now this is brave!

While walking along the edge of the Tsitsikamma forests at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp today, Joubert and I came across a very brave Southern Boubou tangling with a deadly venomous Boomslang. The bird succeeded in driving the snake away, apparently none the worse for the encounter.

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The Tsitsikamma Coast

After three beautiful days at Ebb-and-Flow Rest Camp in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park, we’ve now moved our tent again – this time to the Storms River Mouth Camp in the rugged Tsitsikamma section of the Park. As I am typing this, soft rain is falling while we look out over the breaking waves at the end of another fantastic day in one of South Africa’s pristine wild places.

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Sea

Summer’s heading our way here in the southern hemisphere, and many South Africans are looking forward to their holidays at the seaside. The rugged, rocky coast at the Storms River Mouth, in the beautiful Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park, is a particularly popular destination for many.

The Sea

“Sea” is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week

World Oceans Day

Every year, people and organisations around the globe celebrate World Oceans Day on the 8th of June. It is a day to contemplate the life sustaining role of the earth’s oceans for us humans and the life forms with which we share the “blue planet”, and we’re encouraged to commit to ways to limit our own individual negative impacts on this vital resource.

This photograph shows a small portion of the Tsitsikamma coast in the Garden Route National Park, South Africa’s oldest marine protected area.

World Oceans Day

The Forest

We don’t have many true forests in South Africa, and over the years much of the forests that there was has fallen to man’s greed. Luckily, some of the remaining forest patches today enjoy protection in national parks and nature reserves. Pictured here is a giant Outeniqua Yellowwood Tree that towers almost 40 meters high and a must see for anyone visiting the Tsitsikamma Forest in the Garden Route National Park.

The Forest

We’re participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com‘s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s challenge is “The Forest“.