The last of our Garden route adventure has been pretty outstanding to be fair! Our accommodation in George was brilliant and we had 1 extra day to explore and even though it rained, we still managed to do the Giant Kingfisher trail. This trail requires a permit which you can purchase upon entry but it’s $16NZD pp which we found to be extortionate, however we were already there so but the bullet and got our permits.
We hiked for 11kms and managed to reach the waterfall and also hike the last ‘strenuous’ loop to stop off at a beautiful view point overlooking the wilderness river gorge which is actually stunning. Overall, the walk is not worth the money but we had fun!
After checking out of our fav accommodation we made the drive to Gansbaai to a brilliant stop called 69onlngang. Leo booked this one and my goodness me did he do well. It’s comfortable, new, cheap and super close to the beach!
We walked to Klipgat se Plaat and the beach is incredibly beautiful. It’s also next to the Klipgat caves which seemed great but we just wanted to head to the beach and go for a big walk. The beach was so empty and spans for miles so made a great walk along the shores and taking in the beauty of the sea as the waves were huge! We found some pretty epic spots about 30 minutes along the beach away from the people and from there you can rock climb and take some epic shots of the bay through the unusual rock formations.
It was such a wonderful way to end our Garden route adventure as tomorrow we will be making the drive back to Cape Town to fly to Zanzibar for Christmas!
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!