Many ask: ‘where is the garden in the Garden Route?’ Well, nature’s garden surrounds Knysna and immersing yourself in it is an authentic experience that you will treasure.
I clearly recall the profoundly spiritual experience of walking the Elephant Trail hike in the Garden Route National Park outside Knysna. It follows the pathway cut through the beautiful indigenous forest by large herds of migrating elephants over a century ago. It somehow brings you back to considering who the ‘authentic you’ is – the values that form the essence of you when all else falls away. It surrounds you gently and inspires you with its simple beauty; a gurgling stream, sunlight filtering through century old giants and the aura of the last few shy elephants that seldom show themselves.