DO’S AND DON’TS OF THIS MAGICAL FOREST
PLACES WE’VE BEEN, CONSERVATION, NATURE | MARCH 14, 2018
Sometimes you simply need to re-energise. And there is surely no better way to do this, than by spending time in a magical forest – or more specifically, the forests in the Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route.
So that’s exactly what some members of the LoveGreen team did: hiking through the forests of Tsitsikamma, right in the heart of the recently-declared Garden Route Biosphere Reserve.
So here are 5 do’s and don’ts of hiking here:
1. Don’t be afraid to hike the trails on your own.
2. Do stop every once in a while in the forest.
3. Do bring your camera
4. Don’t take a wrong turn on your trail
5. Don’t carve your name into a tree.
There are also wonderful self-catering chalets right at the beachfront, as well as a number of camping sites.
“To top it all, the importance of this region was officially recognized in June 2017, when it was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. The size of the reserve is pretty impressive: it includes nearly 700,000 hectares (of fynbos and forests). A walk through these forests captures just why the Unesco members voted in favour of this reserve.”
– HEATHER D’ALTON
Heather is our content writer. She enjoys helping our clients formulate their message and loves to run her way across beautiful mountains, to explore new places and is always ready for an adventure.
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