Garden Route Stays Launch

An Introduction To Our Blog

Greetings visitor, welcome to the Garden Route Stays blog.

Here we will be sharing our experiences of traveling around, and living in South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route.

We are Chris and Birgit Corbet, travel junkies and occasional travel bloggers, (visit the travel blog here:, with a particular weakness for tropical islands and the great deserts of Namibia. In July 2016 we upped and left our home of the past 10 years, in Cape Town, and moved to the little village of Groot Brakriver, (also known as Great Brakriver), which is midway between Mossel Bay and George, at the start of the Garden Route.

Here we live with our 2 dogs, Bella the Golden Retriever and Ozzy the Jack Russel. Our home is on the banks of the Groot Brak River a couple of hundred metres from where it enters the Indian Ocean. Here we have kilometres of the most incredible beaches in both directions within a few minutes walk, and the most incredible birdlife on our doorstep.

Because we travel a lot, we’ve come to appreciate what people are looking for when away from home, so when we purchased our holiday apartments in Wilderness and Knysna, we made sure that they were equipped and finished to meet the demanding standards that we ourselves expect when traveling.

We hope you enjoy following our travels and experiences of this beautiful area and welcome your comments.

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