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A Short History of Stutterheim

Created on 13 October 2015. Posted in Stories of the area

...  to India or other parts of South Africa, many of those who settled with their families became successful farmers and hence as asset to their new-found "home". These first inhabitants were joined in 18 ...

The Khologha Boardwalk - When Dreams Become Reality.

Created on 28 September 2015. Posted in Stories of the area

... goes to Amabele Poles who donated a large quantity of wood even after they had suffered greatly from a fire in their factory. The Khologha Forest is the second largest indigenous forest in South Africa ...

Cyrtanthus

Created on 15 September 2015. Posted in Flora of the Escape Route

Cyrtanthus is a genus of perennial, herbaceous and bulbous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, There are over 60 recognized species, all native to central and southern Africa. This genus contains many ...

"Mountain of Healers"

Created on 15 September 2015. Posted in In the press

... bly the southernmost range of this common summer rainfall Protea. It is deciduous by nature, each summer sending up new simple shoots from the woody rootstock, at the tip a bud will develop and eventu ...

Flowering in August - Watsonia

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Flora of the Escape Route

... Watsonia is a genus of plants in the iris family and is native to South Africa. There are approximately 52 species of watsonias in South Africa. Watsonias are named after British botanist Sir William Watson. ...

Ultimate 4×4 Trails & Adventures in Eastern Cape

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

Getaway Mazagine January 2010 South Africa’s vast landscapes are an explorer’s paradise, but reaching beautiful spots often requires an off-road vehicle and some deft driving ability. Here is Getaway’s ...

"Romantic Valentine's Escapes"

Created on 13 August 2015. Posted in In the press

... on Table Mountain is hard to beat. The old stone cottage on the ‘Back Table’ (the lower, southern section of the main plateau) is in a spectacular location right on the mountain edge. It’s nothing fancy ...

12 Amazing Facts about Amahlathi

Created on 19 May 2015. Posted in Stories of the area

1) The indigenous forest at Stutterheim is the second largest expanse of natural forest in South Africa. 2) Amahlathi is the only place in the world where 3 species of cycads grow in vast colonies, in ...

Cata Chalets

Created on 01 December 2014. Posted in Accommodation

... local walks, but Cata is also part of the Amatola Hiking Trail. To cater for all levels of fitness, Birdlife South Africa has mapped out various routes through the forest or another option would be to ...

Cata Community Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... stands the community museum- unique in South African that it is the only museum that tells the story of rural land dispossession and the community’s successful struggle for restitution. Inside visitors ...

Stationary Engine Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... are served. A look through the visitors' book will give you some idea of just how far and wide people come from to visit this unique museum. Not only from South Africa but also from the United Kingdom, ...

Rock Art Centre & Vintage Vehicle Museum

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... is to come. Victor is a fountain of knowledge and all around the walls are photographic displays, paintings and artifacts from both the early and late Stone Age. The oldest painting in Southern Africa ...

Bird Watching

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

... encompasses 5 different biomes. These biomes are Southern Mistbelt Forest, Amathole Montane and Mistbelt Grassland, Kei and Eastern Cape Escarpment Thicket. Each of theses boasts rare and endemic birds. ...

Kologha Forest Walks

Created on 29 September 2014. Posted in Activities

Step into a different world, one unspoiled by man and revel in the natural beauty of the Khologha Forest. This pristine indigenous forest is the second largest natural forest in South Africa after the ...

Welcome to the Escape Route

Created on 02 May 2011. Posted in Uncategorised

... of South Africa, Stutterheim is located 75km from East London on the N6 en route to Bloemfontein. The Escape Route includes the areas of Stutterheim, Thomas River, Cata and Keiskammahoek. Stutterheim ...