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Garden Route Road Trip Part 1

Having gone through Plettenberg Bay and Knysna and only stopping for a few minutes during my countless trips to Cape Town and back to East London. I thought it would be nice to spend a few days in either of the Towns and take full advantage of the beauty they boast. Plettenberg Bay won the toss on being our host and home base for the few days we were there.

The garden route prides itself with the beautiful beaches and lovely country side. Those are the two things that influenced my choice for destination and accommodation. When I saw the pictures of Hunters House Hotel I fell in love instantly, fortunately agoda was running a special so I booked a weekend away with my Friend Joy. We thought the best way to do this was by a road trip, so we travelled from East London, Port Alfred, Port Elizabeth, Tsitsikama, Plettenberg  and Knysna. Since we only had 3 days to do all this we decided to just do the first leg of the garden route experience.


We arrived in Plettenberg Bay  on Friday afternoon and decided to stay in and enjoy the ambience and the lovely garden at the Hunters House Hotel reserving our energy for a fun packed Saturday. On Saturday morning we attended the Saturday Market where locals showcase their goods. There were a few items that caught my attention. After spending some time at the market we proceeded to Knysna for some time at the water front. On the same weekend there was an annual beach concert.


We then drove back to Plettenberg bay for some beach fun, the weather was so mice bordering hot but we had fun anyway. The people there are so welcoming and friendly and it’s like they can see when you are from out of town. We had lunch at the famous Fat Fish for some sea food. After all was said and done we went back to the hotel to relax by the pool side, after which we then freshened up in preparation for dinner. Dinner did not disappoint, it was everything we hoped and needed it to be. We had an early night because we had wanted to visit the Elephant Sanctuary the next morning and then finish off with some adrenaline stuff.


Unfortunately the Elephant sanctuary was fully booked for the day then we ( rather I ) only managed to go bungy jumping in Tsitsikama at the famous Bloukrans Bridge that sits at 216 meters above Bloukrans River. Experience of a life time, I tell you. For more on this experience read my next article.


After the jump it was time to hit the road, heading back home. It was a lovely weekend and definitely one of my favourite parts of this beautiful country.

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