Sunday, 24 May 2015

Garden Route Road Trip - Knysna

The last time I went on a holiday with my girls was in 2007. So we all figured it was about time we all did something big together. This was decided in December when we were all home for one of ours' wedding. 
I know my girls, we can plan holidays till we blue and most times they just don't happen. And so by the end of January I pushed and made sure all our accommodation had been booked and deposits paid, that way it was less likely that it was going to end up like other holidays that just didn't happen.

The road trip was scheduled for the beginning of April at which point I'd be 13 weeks along. So I was a little worried that the fatigue and nausea would put a damper on things, but thankfully by the 10th week I was feeling myself again.

The girls all flew in to Port Elizabeth from Johannesburg and off we went. 

Our first stop was Knysna. It's a cute and very fancy looking beach town surrounded by lagoons and lakes. We got there late afternoon so after unpacking and catching up a bit it was already time to have dinner. We found this nice looking place with amazing reviews, Siroccos, and sadly they were fully booked for that evening. We found another just down the road from there, Quay 4 and none of us were disappointed with our meal choices and we got probably the best service of our entire road trip.

We were up early the next day in the hopes of getting as many activities done cause this was our only full day. We went back to the same spot for breakfast and although it was much busier than the night before, we enjoyed our breaky and took a quick pic before we started our day.

Now lemme just say, we love to shop, so we did a "quick" stop at the local mall to get a "few" things and that just took up half our day. By the time we headed out to the Wilderness Nature Reserve it was already afternoon. We were hoping to go canoeing, but it was too windy and they weren't hiring out their canoes. 

To say we were bummed is an understatement. So we decided that on our drive back from Cape Town, we would leave super early so that we could make a short stop on the way back for our canoe ride. We opted for the hike since every other activity was either too "adventurous" for this preggo lady or way over our budgets. And I am so glad we did. It was a 7km hike and quite a bit of a work out, but well worth it.

We headed back in time for dinner and this time we'd been clever enough to book at Siroccos, and we totally get why they get fully booked. The food was so good, no one even remembered to take pictures. 

We were up early the next day to get an early start on the Route 62 wine route to the wine farm we were spending our next night at. Of course we had to have our breaky at Quay 4. 

To be continued...


  1. Lovely! Is always fun to travel with girlfriends. I haven't done it since 2009. You name me want to plan a trip.

  2. This looks like so much fun. Girlfriend fun time is the absolute best, being able to spend time hanging out with the special ladies in our lives is the


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