I am sure you all heard about the Garden Route. If not, it is a route that starts in Cape Town and goes all the way to Port Elizabeth. During the route you will pass beautiful cities and places. Anouk and I did a short version of the route and drove for 4 days and visited 4 places. The first destination was Oudtshoorn. The funny thing about Oudtshoorn is the large amount of ostriches. There are a lot of ostrich farms that you can visit. Of course we went to an ostrich farm as well and I was very excited about this one because they didn’t only have ostriches, but also giraffes! Giraffes are one of my favorite animals, so when I found out you can feed them I was very happy.

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After spending the night in Oudtshoorn, we drove to Addo, were we visited the Addo Elephant Park. It is a beautiful national park where you can go on a safari to spot the Big 5. Unfortunately, I only spotted two of them: the elephant and buffalo. We also saw a lot of zebras, hyenas and kudus. I really enjoyed the safari!

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The third day we decided to visit Tsitsikamma National Park. It is a beautiful reserve that looks like a rainforest. We hiked to the Suspension Bridge, a 77 meter long bridge that hangs over the Storms River. It is very beautiful because it only hangs about 7 meters above the wild waters of the river.

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On our last day we went to Knysna. We really wanted to visit Knysna Elephant Park, a facility for orphaned African elephants. It was an amazing experience, because you can get really close to the elephants and even touch and feed them.

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If you want more information or if you have any questions you can always ask me! If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can book a tour at Hotspots2C or CapeToAddo. Both are great tour operators that organise scheduled tours for groups. Their guides are very experienced and know the most interesting and weird facts about the Garden Route and the different places, animals, plants and history. There are so many things to do and places to visit, so there is something for everyone!

You can get more information at the reception!


Esmée