Notes

The Forest Walk

Summer is not too far away, colder days are fewer and the sun is starting to set a little later every day over the Overberg. This means that our forest walk is nearly ready for guests to use and relax in. The gardeners are laying down the last of the stepping squares and removing a decades’ dried branches and sticks. They are also removing a small forest of Black Wattles and a few other less desirable plants which retard the growth of indigenous species and undergrowth.

Big shout-out to the Swellendam Municipality who, in an effort to assist with the prevention of occasional flooding have built not one, but THREE bridges in the forest area. One is for the small road which leads to the accommodation and the other two are the cutest little stone bridges. These bridges really help to give the pretty rough natural area a slight sense of purpose.

Our resident porcupine’s home was also discovered in the forest, and the forest does indeed have that Garden Route feel that this part of the Western Cape is famous for. We plan to have several seating areas, including a large family table just perfect for forest lunches.

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