Harkerville: Riding the Red route, running and eating

Harkerville is lush, green and centrally located between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. In the past I have always stayed in Knynsa, so Harkerville turned out to be a relaxing alternative, away from the crowds. There were a few nice places to stop at along the way from Plett, but when I saw a big sign that said “Original Cheeseman”, that was it! Despite the angry hooting from behind, I turned in. … More Harkerville: Riding the Red route, running and eating

Plettenberg Bay and Robberg Trail Run (via Stormsriver Village)

It was a rainy drive on New Years day from Woody Cape to Plettenberg bay. Okay, to be honest, it only rained at one very specific point. This was when I took the Kragga Kamma turn-off near Port Elizabeth, intending to ride the Norm-Hudlin trails. Fortunately, I saw a some shops and went to buy groceries instead. … More Plettenberg Bay and Robberg Trail Run (via Stormsriver Village)

Woody Cape (Addo Coastal) – Dassie Trail & unspoilt beauty

Woody Cape Nature Reserve is pure raw beauty. With its own private beach and views of the biggest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere, I was overwhelmed. I sat down and watched, for a long time, as the sun slipped below the horizon. It was the day before New Years Eve and I was … More Woody Cape (Addo Coastal) – Dassie Trail & unspoilt beauty

Coffee Bay (biking to Hole-in-the-wall and running to Mthatha River Mouth)

Coffee Bay is a place where you need to drop your preconceptions and expectations. It just is what it is. Some people hate it, others love it. The road to Coffee Bay from the N2 is great, there are only a few potholes over the 80 km section and you can average about 80 km/h … More Coffee Bay (biking to Hole-in-the-wall and running to Mthatha River Mouth)