With the advent of my third-year just two weeks away, I was adamant to jam-pack my holiday with as much of the outdoors as I possibly could. With fynbos in mind, I was reluctant to hike the Robberg Trail, but upon persuasion from my parents, we set off for Plettenberg Bay.

At around 8:00 in the morning (having parked), we started the trail and followed it in a clockwise direction. Within minutes we reached the The Gap, which provided the opportunity to reflect on the proximity of the nature reserve to Plettenberg Bay.


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