Later’s Mossel Bay, it’s George/Wilderness and Kynsna time! Leaving Mossel Bay this morning to the sound of sirens many ambulances and police cars we knew there had been a big accident. We then heard on the news that 3 have unfortunately died on this road in the last 24 hours. Such a sad time to hear this news, so we changed the road we were going and went for the longer safer way – just in case.
We set out for the town of Kynsna; Leo’s dad first told us about this town and after researching we discovered it is one of the most beautiful and magical towns on the Garden Route. Drenched in natural beauty with a sprinkle of mysticism, this lakeside town is as dreamy as they come.
We were pretty excited. So, when we arrived we expected to be blown away. I won’t lie, it’s not really for us. Very touristic and full of souvenir shops and over priced restaurants we had a small explore and then went for lunch. I had read about ‘Freshline Fisheries’ on a blog for locals and the reviews were outstanding so I had to make this our 1 meal out option.
We ordered the fish cake, garden salad, calamari and hake with their famous chips and tartar sauce. It was excellent. The surroundings were great and albeit a little hard to find, this hidden gem is worth it. I would have eaten the exact same thing twice! It cost us $28NZD for 2 meals and a large sparkling water which I felt not too bad but there are cheaper options.
From there we headed back to George where we would be staying for the night but not without a stop at Brenton Beach – 15 minutes from Kynsna. It’s easy to see how this beach has become a must-see destination for anyone traveling along the Garden Route. We are so grateful and blessed to have stopped here as it restored our faith in this over hyped town.
The beach was incredible, vast and practically empty! We had it to ourselves while we walked and walked. It was simply magical. After a mini photoshoot, some dune climbing and running down we hopped in the car and went for ice lollies.
Getting to our accommodation at 5pm, we checked in and WOW what a beauty we have found ourselves here. $NZD a night we have a whole tiny apartment. It is definitely going on the Big trip awards for one of the best accommodations we have stayed this far! Love it and even better we are here for 2 nights!
Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!