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Knysna’s First Citizen – The Forest Elephant Matriarch

Knysna’s First Citizen – The Forest Elephant Matriarch

Aptly named “Knysna’s Number 1 Citizen”, in an article by Edge News, the elusive Knysna elephant has been an enigma since I was a little boy. Like the legend of Bigfoot, whether or not she was actually still there has always been a mystery. At the Plett Camino, we...

The Plett Camino – Inaugural Hike

The Plett Camino – Inaugural Hike

After months of planning, arranging, land access negotiations and trail blazing, the first Plett Camino got underway at the end of April 2023. Eight hikers met at T’Niqua Stable Inn for drinks and an ostentatious fire cooked dinner before heading to bed to get ready...

What is a Camino

What is a Camino

The original Camino was a pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James, is a network of pathways across Spain and subsequently extended to other Caminos incorporating pilgrimages through Portugal and parts of France....

The Difference between a Camino and a Hike

The Difference between a Camino and a Hike

Why people join a Camino is motivated by many different reasons. It can be as a way of bonding with a few friends over a few days away from family, worry and stress, or for a break from the daily grind, or a way of experiencing nature or a personal challenge, or it...

How to make a Camino experience more of a spiritual journey

How to make a Camino experience more of a spiritual journey

  For many people, a 5-day hike can be just that. But there are others who have a more spiritual intent that they wish to accomplish over the next 5 days. If you are one of those people who wish to make your hiking experience more of a spiritual journey, this can...

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