The rich and varied landscapes of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo offer an exceptional variety of adventure tourism options.
The Garden Route is the area between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, and between the towns of Riversdale and Plettenberg Bay along the N2. The towns also include seaside villages along the coast.
The Klein Karoo is the area between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Swartberg Mountains (“black mountains”), and between the towns of Barrydale and Uniondale along the R62. These towns also include De Rust at Meiringspoort, the gateway through the Swartberg from the interior of the country to the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route. It also includes Prince Albert in the Central Karoo on the northern side of the Swartberg Mountains.
What does GoWild Adventures offer?
GoWild Adventures, which include adrenaline-driven and more sedate adventure tourism options, would like to also introduce you to alternative adventures under the subtitles GoSlow Adventures, which will take you to the sleepy towns of the Garden Route and Klein Karoo, GoAway Adventures, which will take you off the beaten track to places never even imagined, and GoFarm Adventures, which will introduce you to farms where you can relive your youth growing up on a farm, or let your kids find out where food actually comes from.
GoWild Adventure Tourism, to my mind, include not only death-defying acts of adventure that get the adrenaline pumping, such as ziplining, skydiving or cage diving with sharks, but also easy-going adventures where participants take a walk along a forest path and watch birds.
GoSlow Adventure Tourism takes you to sleepy rural towns where life peacefully winds its way from day to day, where the pace is set by a red tractor with a trailer conveying crates of grapes from vineyards to cellars, and where you can relax on the stoep (veranda) with a glass of the world’s finest wine.
GoAway Adventure Tourism will take you to faraway places you may, or may not, have heard about. Places with a magical setting, or a tragic history, or where you will meet people through whom you will connect with the soul of the country.
GoFarm Adventure Tourism will take you to South African farms where the fruits of the earth are produced by farmers with a love for the earth and the sheer determination to carry on despite the whims of that same earth.
Join me on these adventures. You will not be disappointed!