Getaway (South Africa)

The Cyclist



‘I’m as local as you get,’ says Demi Puttergill, a confirmed born-andbred Kouga girl. ‘I was born and raised on a dairy farm, went to

school down the road at Woodridge from when I was two years old until matric, and then I studied in Gqeberha.’ There’s way more to her than meets the eye, though, and chances are good you'll find her bombing the singletrac­k if you head out on the 3Rivers Trails. ‘The Kouga life suits me because I love being outdoors – mountain biking, hiking, swimming in natural pools, finding waterfalls, horse-riding, camping, you name it. Here’s a local secret:

you’ll get the best sundowner spot right here at the top of one of our trails… it’s called “Room with a View” with good reason.’

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