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Snaps: Walking in Wilderness

About a month ago, we headed to Wilderness for Andre and Danielle’s wedding – a wild and wonderful beach-meets-forest affair.

Despite a storm breaking out in full force on the afternoon of the nuptials, it was a truly beautiful and joyous occasion.

Apart from celebrating their promises of forever to each other, we also got a chance to rediscover a few of the trails in this lush section of the Garden Route National Park.

On the Friday afternoon, soon after we arrived, Guillaume and I went for a brisk walk along the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail, but instead of meandering on along the river, we took a sho’t left and followed a steep path right to the top of the hill.

This was the first time I’d done this route and our climbing efforts were rewarded handsomely with a spectacular view of the Touw River and North Camp waaay down below.

Having hit our stride, we set out again the next morning around 8am with some of the family to do the more relaxed walk along the river. However, instead of turning back, we crossed via the pontoon and then met up with the Giant Kingfisher Trail that took us all the way to the waterfall. We were feeling brave, so jumped in for a refreshing swim! It was damn cold but so delicious!

Check out the SANParks website for details on these trails.

Here are some pics of our meanderings:

And a few bonus wedding shots!

The ceremony took place on Swartvlei Beach just outside Sedgefield. As I mentioned, it started storming in the afternoon, but as soon as Danielle and her bridal party arrived, the weather cleared and a rainbow appeared! Love the aesthetic of the transparent umbrellas on the beach.

The reception was held in my aunt’s garden and looked like something from a fairy tale!



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