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FEATURE / RENÉ CONNELLY

BIG TREES, BIG
WAVES, BIG PLANS:

THE GARDEN ROUTE IS THE NEW
ADVENTURE DESTINATION.

                                                                                                                       Climbing, swimming and
                                                                                                                       navigating has never been
                                                                                                                       this much fun!
                                                                                                                       All photos courtesy of
                                                                                                                       Expidition Africa.

Along the magnificent Garden Route of the              project will soon launch the region as the most cycle-
         Western Cape lies a land where mystical       friendly destination in Africa. This new route could
         elephants reign. A place where heritage and   become one of South Africa’s most iconic outdoor
nature meets, creating a phenomenal atmosphere         experiences for both international and local nature
that is as empowering as it is indulging. The Western  and cycling enthusiasts. Along the proposed route,
Cape, including the scenic gem, the Garden Route, is   you will see marine wildlife as you pedal through
soon to be recognised as the trail capital of Africa.  coastal areas and incredible yellowwood and
                                                       indigenous trees as you spin through forests. Take
A new safe, scenic and continuous cycling route        some time to watch Knysna Loeries flit amongst the
stretching from Cape Town to beautiful Plettenberg     trees or dolphins diving in search of their daily meal
Bay could is ‘on the map’ for 2017. Driven by          of fish from the warm Indian Ocean.
the Western Cape Government, Wesgro, local
municipalities and private sector stakeholders this    The route has been earmarked as one of the

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