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Tour Guide: Street art

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I am an avid art lover and in the past couple of years have come to learn about and appreciate street art. This is a small taste of the beautiful street art that the City of Cape town in South-Africa has to offer.

While you can absolutely take yourself on a street art walking tour of Woodstock, the experience is enriched with the correct context applied to each work.

Woodstock, South-Africa, street art walking tour The regeneration of Woodstock comes in part thanks to the Woodstock street art project that began in 2009, where locals like our walking tour guide, decided to take art from its traditional setting indoors, to the great outdoors.

As you walk through the streets of Woodstock in Cape Town you will be amazed at the amount of street art you will find. It is quite difficult to choose a favourite artist or even a favourite piece of art. The best way…

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Driving through the Outeniqua mountain pass in South-Africa

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Starting our winding ascent of the Outeniqua passStarting our winding ascent of the Outeniqua pass

The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape of South Africa. It connects Knysna and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn. It was constructed between 1943 and 1951 and is characterized by gentle southern sleeps and steep drops on the north side down into the valleys.

What a stunning view of the Outeniqua Mountains!!What a stunning view of the Outeniqua Mountains!!

‘Outeniqua’ is said to be derived from a Khoisan tribe that once lived in these mountains and means “they who bear honey”. Rock paintings from the Khoisan people can still be found in the area.

Sloping mountains and valleys of the Outeniqua MountainsSloping mountains and valleys of the Outeniqua Mountains

Was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for this scenic drive!Was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for this scenic drive!

My brother and I drove through this pass on our way to the Cango wildlife ranch from Knysna. We stopped at a couple of places along the pass to take some pictures of the stunning scenery we were driving through.  

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Ferry trip and a hike through Knysna featherbed nature reserve

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On one of the docks at the Knysna Lagoon waiting to board a ferry!On one of the docks at the Knysna Lagoon waiting to board a ferry!

Looking out over Knysna Lagoon!Looking out over Knysna Lagoon!

Me loving the ferry trip across the lagoonMe loving the ferry trip across the lagoon

Knysna is definitely the most beautiful part of the scenic Garden Route in South-Africa. It is here that my brother and I spent 3 lovely days relaxing during our Christmas holiday. At the heart of Knysna is a lagoon protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone “Heads”. These two large headlands have become infamous due to the loss of boats and fishermen passing through their treacherous and unpredictable waters. We stayed right in town and the lagoon was only a 10min walk from our hotel. It was a lovely stroll through the small town pass quaint little restaurants and shops.

Armed with a sun hat and loads of sun screen I am ready for our Knysna ferry trip!Armed with a sun hat and loads of sun screen I am ready for our Knysna ferry trip!

I loved the ferry…

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