Visitors make most of SANParks national week
Holidaymakers flocked to the SANParks Ebb and Flow Camp in Wilderness over the long weekend, ending SANParks' National Parks Week on a high note.
The programme for the week, which was celebrated from 18 - 22 September, included a Sunset Serenade on Saturday evening. It kicked off with Mossel Bay guitarist and saxophonist Joe Davis, who had some popular music up his sleeve. Other musicians included Afro Quartez, a voice quartet from Knysna, and Les Carpede, composer/pianist/ singer from Johannesburg.
The lawn overlooking the Touw River is an ideal venue for such an event and a marquee tent provided some shelter against the snappy September evening.
A walk to the Big Tree in Hoekwil and a cruise on Island Lake with the SANParks boat aimed to accentuate the link between our cultural heritage and our natural assets.
Regional Communications Manager Nandi Mgwadlamba said SANParks did their best to offer unusual attractions, including a selfdrive tour of the R339 between Uniondale and Diepwalle and a hike in the Millwood forest near Knysna.
Ready to groove at the Sunset Serenade held on Saturday are, from left: SANParks Area Manager: Wilderness, Sandra Taljaard; Regional Communications Manager Nandi Mgwadlamba; Garden Route National Park Manager Paddy Gordon and Joe Davis of Mojo Music School, Mossel Bay.
Mike Raubenheimer of Wilderness River Safaris (right) gave two German tourists from Hamburg a lift on Saturday afternoon when they battled to paddle back to the camp against the strong breeze.