Now, the Garden Route is a very popular destination but hardly a hub of transport and industry.
We “lost” our famous stream train – the Outeniqua Choo-tjoe, well the Knysna to George route, a few years ago due to flood damage in various spots along the line. Although locals have petitioned the Department of Transport and the Department of Arts and Culture amongst others, the conclusion has been that there is no budget to repair and maintain the historic line.
You can still take a ride on the train but now only from George to Oudtshoorn. See more on the official website http://www.outeniquachootjoe.co.za
Good news for travellers to flying between George and Johannesburg. The low cost (division of SAA) airline, Mango, will now be flying once daily between O R Thambo and George. These flights commence from 18 November.
Read more here: http://www.news24.com/Travel/Flights/Mango-launches-leisure-flights-to-George-20130819
In the USA, Nissan recently held a “reunion” of some of their most famous and oldest models. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20130827-car-spotting-nissan-reunion
If you have any passion for Classic cars, you can feast your eyes on some lovelies in Sedgefield at Sedgefield Classic Cars. They also have a website to whet your appetite http://www.sedgeclasscars.com
Here are some pictures from one of Richard and Claire’s visits.