What are the most inspiring spots in the Garden Route Parks in the spring (September)? Please share your opinion, where and why?
I need help as I've read and researched a ton but I'm having trouble narrowing down our choices for our trip to South Africa in spring 2013 (September). We will spend about 17 nights in the Western Cape...in the Cape Parks & the Garden Route parks. We wanted to see Addo Elephant National Park as well but I don't think we can possibly get that far.
We are flying out of San Diego or Los Angeles, California and into Cape Town. We are a poet and a biologist. We are both looking to be inspired by spring in the Western Cape! Also hoping for warm weather if we are lucky.
Thanks for your opinions and tips. I should add that while my husband could hike all day, I can only hike for a couple hours due to some current feet issues, which may or may not improve by the time of our trip. We'd like to stay near some of the best national parks, and do some easy walks together. Then I'll write poetry in our accommodation while my husband takes off on his own for some longer hikes.
My interests are inspiring scenery, penguins, good food, people & culture. My husband's specific interests are tortoises, reptiles, native stands of wildflowers, and rare and interesting native plants (fynbos etc.).
Thanks for your opinions or tips!