Cold, wet, wintry weather. Not ideal for a seaside destination like Goukamma Nature Reserve on the Garden Route, between Sedgefield and Knysna. Luckily CapeNature was one step ahead of us at Otters Rest, our chalet for the next few days.
You can also hire canoes or pedal-boats to explore the river, go fishing for alien bass on Groenvlei lake (get a permit from the reserve office), or go angling with a rod from the sea shore if you have a licence. Visit between July and December and you might see southern right whales too.
Read more about some of the walks at Goukamma in this blog post I wrote for Getaway magazine.
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