Stretching out over the expanse of rugged coastlines, lush forestation, treacherous mountain landscapes, and an all-encompassing natural beauty surrounds, you’ll be forgiven if you thought you tripped and landed yourself in either Lothlórien or Rivendell, in Middle Earth, from *‘The Lord of The Rings’ saga.
Comprising of a stretch of Southern African land that is so rich in diversity of vegetation, the most unique and extensive of them all being indigenous to South Africa, and rife in The Garden Route: namely, fynbos. It is this fact that one ceases to wonder why this region got its name as The Garden Route.
Ranging from Mossel Bay, in the Western Cape Province until the Storm’s River, in the Eastern Cape, The Garden Route passes through Mossel Bay, Little Brak River, George, Nature’s Valley, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay – to name just a few.
Li-Anne McGregor van Aardt
- Natural Surrounds: From the beaches, to the forests, the hiking trails, horse-riding trails, mountain trails and waterways, The Garden Route is synonymous with immaculate beauty and boasts accessible ways for everyone to experience this relatively untouched oasis of wildlife and an abundance of fauna and flora to boot.
- Food: You can be sure to have your taste buds tantalized by the various cuisines on offer through the expansive kilometers that make up The Garden Route. Be it fine wining and dining, classic bistro meals, simple old fast food, or even just a cozy old pub, you’re sure to find just the right setting to enjoying the tasty morsels that this adventure will serve up for you.
- Rainbow Nation: South Africa is rich with a colorful tapestry of cultures, traditions and it’s people do indeed display this great amalgamation of heritages. Ubuntu is an indigenous word, which refers to the concept of community, togetherness, and striving for common goals while respecting common threads that bind us all. Exploring this great country, getting to know this Rainbow Nation will no doubt be the highlight of your trip to South Africa.
Are you excited about planning your next trip?
Do you want to try something new while traveling?
Would you like some guidance from a local?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is just for you. Greater Than A Tourist – The Garden Route, South Africa by Li-Anne McGregor van Aardt offers the inside scope on The Garden Route, situated in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there’s nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages you’ll discover local advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you an excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.
Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture of a place. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.