I have lived in the Garden Route for about 5 years now and I have paddled and hiked and Paraglide and you name it, always active, always busy, but today I experienced a completely different activity, a River Cruise!
Mike has been working on this synergy with SANParks for about 7 years now and eventually he got the go ahead, and what an amazing idea and experience. Known as the lake district we definitely have enough water ways to enjoy a safari boat cruise on a lazy river and that is just what we did.
We arrived at the Ebb & Flow Wilderness camp to be greeted with an old fashioned hospitality that only the Garden Route knows. It’s late afternoon after a hot day and the coolness of the river was most welcoming. With a few refreshments in hand we hopped on to the boat and slowly started tuk tuking our way up the Touw River, the calm water and soft sunlight in combination with a light breeze was the perfect recipe for this hot afternoon in the Garden Route.
Our rivers here are beautiful and we enjoy the water endlessly, but to actually just sit and enjoy a view from a safari boat is pure bliss! Up River the natural forest enfolds and the birds scurry along with their daily feeding, breeding and interacting.
Families with children playing and wallowing in the water, every now and then a fish jumps out to salute you. The afternoon sun turns the water into liquid gold and leaves me in awe, such beauty, how blessed are we to be able to enjoy these surroundings. After an hour and a half on the river with a sun that is balancing on the horizon like a red orb, it was time to depart and leave the river behind. Our exit included a Kingfisher showing off his bright blue colours.. ..
Thank you Mike for this amazing experience I’ll definitely be back
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