Wednesday, 20 March 2019

5 Day Garden Route Tour: 23 - 27 Oct 2019

Day 1
We depart from Cape Town at 7h30am (please refer to Pre-Departure Information) and travel via pretty Hermanus (only in season) which is famous for its miracle of nature as the Antarctic whales come into Walkers Bay to calve (seasonal). Our route to Mossel Bay is via farmlands of apple/pear orchards and rolling hills with lunch on route. From here we drive along the scenic route to Knysna/George, our overnight stop for 2 nights.  

Day 2
After a good breakfast we drive via George and the picturesque Outeniqua Pass to the Mecca of South African ostrich farming – Oudtshoorn. Here we visit one of the many Ostrich Show Ranches, the Cango Wildlife Farm and an optional visit to the dripstone cave – Cango Caves* is possible on request (optional cost as it is not wheelchair accessible at all). After a leisurely drive back with breath-taking views we relax for the 2nd night at Knysna/George.

Day 3
Today we drive via Knysna, trough Wilderness and the Lake District, one of the world’s most picturesque drives. After a fascinating stop at Knysna Head and a boat cruise* (weather dependant & optional extra cost) on Knysna Lagoon we travel to the heart of the Garden Route – the Tsitsikamma National Park - which embraces an 80km strip of superb coastline together with a marine reserve that stretches 5 km offshore. Here you can relax or take walks in the forest which is richly endowed with plant life and birds, the rock pools teem with colourful marine life; and whales, dolphins & sea otters can often be seen sporting close to the shoreline. (B)

Day 4
In the morning you have the chance to visit the Monkeyland*, Birds of Eden* and the Elephant Sanctuary* (*optional extra cost) where you can do a “Trunk in hand tour” (Elephant-back Ride* also available on request at optional cost) or you can take some time out and just relax. After an exciting or peaceful morning, our journey takes us to Stormsriver, the Adventure centre of the Garden Route with the Bloukrans Bungi-jump* (216M!!), one of the highest in the world. We take a leisurely drive along more fantastic coastline before returning to Tsitsikamma Forest for the second night. (B)

Day 5
On our last day we take a leisurely drive along the breathtaking coastline to the 5th largest city in South Africa - Port Elizabeth, also known as “friendly city” or “windy city”. On arrival in PE the tour ends (B)

Please note that the above itinerary can also run in reverse and other changes may occur due to accommodation availability or other unforeseen circumstances

For more information please visit: Garden Route

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Genius Albert Einstein

Celebrating the GENIUS ALBERT EINSTEIN - born 14 March 1879


So many brilliant & inspiring quotes: 

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
You never fail until you stop trying

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. - Wikipedia