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Take a Hike - Garden Route



Our THEME is FAMILY! "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." - Mother Theresa

So in the spirit of family and building lasting connections in the home, we would like to suggest a few hikes you can take :) to make memories and enjoy the beautiful treasure chest the Garden Route is. Put your phone down, shut all the electronics off (Maybe not Everything - if you get lost...that would be problematic :) 

Just step out and enjoy the great outdoors with the ones you love.

What some of the locals are saying:

George and Craddock Peaks 

"You can walk this in a day! Not for beginners, steep and tiring, but beautiful views to the dam. About 2 hours (there and back, around 4 hours total)"
- James Kaufmann

"In the mountains, wonderful and has the best views over the greater George area." - Werner Stoffels

"Also from George Botanical Gardens up to the old dam, a bit of an uphill, not a long walk. Very peaceful, awesome views of the whole George.
WARNING: Just be on the lookout for snakes. Best be safe when choosing this trail, rather go in a big group with strong men then going alone or just one or two people." - Carl Richter


Gericke's Point Beach Walk, Sedgefield

"A Low tide walk, not too far, amazing views." - Carl Richter

Groeneweide Hiking Trail

"There are three trails. 9km, 11km, 13km. Clearly marked trails and beautiful experience through the bush." - Beyers en Caren Botha


But wait, there's more!

More info and places to hike, please visit these links: http://www.gardenrouteadventureguide.com/day-hikes.html
          http://georgetrails.org.za/


Here are a few pictures from the Garden Route with local artist, Janine Fourie and her friends Francois Haggard, Monique Vos and others on the Groeneweide Hiking Trail in George:












a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire #nationinspiration


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THE ROAR

Dis lanklaas wat 'n fliek my so opgewonde gehad het dat ek my man wil afvlieg om die uitsending in George te gaan kyk. Die fliek waarvan ek praat is THE ROAR, 'n Frans Cronjé film, wat ek onlangs in Pretoria met die vertoning daar gaan kyk het vir resensie doeleindes. Die film stem so wonderlik ooreen met Nasie se leuse en hartklop...
Die hele fliek gaan daaroor om uit te vind wat jou lewensdoel is, dit raak te sien en om dit te bereik. Spreker, Gustav Gous was ook daar gewees. Hy praat gereeld oor lewensdoel en sy insprake was vir my baie spesiaal gewees. Hy het gesê mense dink hulle het net een doel, maar ons het eintlik ten minste 9 doele wat God vir ons elkeen uniek gemaak/gegee het. Dit was vir my 'n baie lekker ervaring en veral om te sien hoe opgewonde Frans Cronjé is oor hierdie film!
The Roar vorm deel van 3 verskillende films onder die Purpose Campaign. 6 Below wys reeds by lokette, The Roar en Victor is die ander twee en word die 2de Maart en die 13de April bekend…

Hennie Meyer Ceramics

Hennie Meyer is 'n keramiek kunstenaar van Kaapstad. Sy klei-kunswerke wek kalmte, nuuskierigheid en bewondering. 


1.Wanneer het jy jou passie om met klei/keramiek as medium te werk ontdek?
Ek is die jaar na matriek as Rotariër uitruilstudent na Australië. Dit was in 1984. Die skool in Australië het geweier om op daardie stadium ’n “wit” Suid Afrikaner in die skool in te neem. Die enigste tersiëre instansie wat bereid was om my te onderrig was die plaaslike technikon en ook net die kunsdepartement! So ek was baie gelukkig om heeltemal toevallig vir ’n jaar lank ’n diploma in keramiek te kon doen. Die medium het my perfek gepas. Ek het teruggekom en kunsonderwys op Stellenbosch studeer. Op Stellenbosch was ’n wonderlike dosent in keramiek, David Steele, wat my liefde vir klei verder aangemoedig en ontwikkel het.

2. Wat inspireer meeste van jou werk?

Die klei self is die sterkste inspirasie. Klei is ’n wonderlike medium. Wanneer ek met die klei werk is ek baie bewus van die proses. Hie…

The Roar and I

As I sat down in front of my computer to write what is burning in my heart, with that loathsome cape of self-doubt hanging around my shoulders – what makes me think that I’m worthy of sharing my views with the world? – a randomly generated Windows Spotlight Image greets me. Yes, as you can see a mighty lion relaxing in the sun, face into the wind. Powerful and content. I couldn’t help but chuckle and you will soon see why.

The recently released film, The Roar, tells a powerful tale of Louise (Almarie du Preez), a young woman who has to make some important decisions about her future. Not only her future, her destiny. The viewers follow her journey of discovery in the setting of the bushveld family farm and lodge ran by her father, Ranger (Frans Cronjé), who struggles with finding his footing in life after the passing of his wife. Not to forget her fiancé, André (Heinz Winkler), who is not only a pillar of strength to Louise, but her comrade in the day-to-day running of the business as …