The mere name of the Garden Route conjures up visions akin to heaven. Although I have obviously never been to heaven, I certainly can't imagine anything more lovely.
Our holidays there were extraordinary. Not only was the scenery breath-taking, but the food was scintillating, the accommodation glorious, and the company fantastic. It was certainly difficult to resist temptation where the food was concerned, and the puddings were just as delightful to the eye.
We stayed at Carmel Guestfarm, and enjoyed the large ground with stunning views, the free walks, and the quiet restfulness of the place. We travelled to Wilderness, walking along the railway-line, and found many snippets of interest along the way. We also visited Knysna and the Heads, and discovered just how magical a place can be - with the see-through green waters enticing our vision. .
A strawberry-farm was next on our route, and both the maze and the picking of strawberries was a favourite with all. The Map of Africa and many sea-views were an 'all-you-can-eat' treat for the eyes, and we came away much refreshed.
In the evenings, we listened to Mahaltse Mashua talking about how we can bring hope to South Africa by being different in our interaction with other cultures. We also explored answers on how to engage with the movie 'The Shack', and other apologetics topics. It was incredibly enriching and informative.
We came away really thankful to God, and reconnected with our world.