The Fragrance Route
Q: Where is the Fragrance Route?
Q: How long is the Route?
Q: Tar or gravel?
Q: Where can I get more information about the various stops on the Route?
The Fragrance Route / Route Walks 2017
Over the Easter Weekend South Africa’s walking festival (www.walkingfest.co.za) takes place in the Garden Route, arguably one of the world’s great walking destinations. The extensive programme includes walks from Mossel Bay to Storms River, and in the Great Brak area there are usually 6 walks organized, 2 of them on the Fragrance Route.
The Fragrance Route
The following article was first published in Sunday Argus on 29 September 2013 and appears here with their kind permission. Text and pictures by Tanya Waterworth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Birding On The Route
Speckled Mousebirds photographed by Dirk Human at The Pink House in March 2016 – he recorded 83 species during his morning visit (see link to his article at bottom of next page).
Cycling On The Route
Stops can be visited throughout the year – all by appointment, see contact details on the map.
Cyclists welcome at Hakuna Matata game farm and Santa Bonné protea farm; cyclists and motor bikes welcome at The Pink House, Loch Broom, Kattekwaad olive farm, and Tea Cozy at Die Kraal.
Weddings On The Route
The charming Friemersheim church is perfect for a countryside wedding with a difference. Accommodation is available in numerous guest houses in and around Great Brak River, or in cottages on nearby farms, and the George airport is close by.
The Volkwyn Chair
In 2004 Pieter van Niekerk, minister of the VGK Friemersheim, interviewed Ant Millie (now deceased) for an article published in Die Burger. As a child she used to earn a penny after school when she helped to make the lathe work in the Friemersheim workshop where Volkwyn chairs and other furniture had been manufactured by the four Volkwyn brothers Charlie, Hennie, Isak and Aser.
Fragrance News is available at various businesses in Great Brak River (Periwinkle, La Chocolaterie Rococo, Terblanche Properties, De Kaap Eiendomme, etc.) Copies are also distributed in the Midbrak area, Herolds Bay and in George. On the Fragrance Route you will find Fragrance News at Hilltop Farms Farm Stall, The Pink House and at Tea Cozy (Die Kraal) in Friemersheim.