There is nothing better than a local guide – Hello Adventure is an adventure tour company based out of Mossel Bay, South Africa. They offer a selection of ethical tours and adventures along the Garden Route and Southern Africa. Choose from a variety of exciting activities, group and self drive tours!

For the ethical travel Hello Adventure offsets their carbon footprint by planting a tree for every seat sold as well as donating a percentage of each tour price to charity.

Visit Hello Adventure for a full list of their latest tours.

TGB at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

The Great Break experienced the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour first hand! What an incredible experience filled with majestic trees, beautiful bird life and of course, an adrenaline rush thrown in. We look forward to visiting all seven locations around South Africa. Certainly a top place to visit when exploring the Garden Route.

“Located in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest, many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! Standing within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor thirty metres below is an experience of a lifetime. The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides ensure your safety while keeping you informed about interesting features of the forest ecology. If you are fortunate enough, you will spot a pair of Knysna Loeries or the brilliant red plumage of the elusive Narina Trogon. Whatever happens, we’re quite sure you’ll be back again!” – Cape Canopy Tour

Visit Cape Canopy Tour’s website for more information and online bookings,

A firm favourite here at The Great Break! Arangieskop hike is a 2 day (overnight) hike just outside the town of Robertson, Western Cape. Approximately 10km per day with a climb to about 1600m ASL. The route has a well equipped ‘stone hut’ 200m below the summit for the overnight stop. A strenuous hike with steep ups and downs, but the experience and beauty is well worth it.

For more information on the route as well as booking details visit our friends over at Hiking SA. Hiking South Africa aims to serve and grow the South African hiking community as a central, national community resource.

Mossel Bay forms part of the beautiful Garden Route. Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, it is well known for its pristine beaches and abundant sea life.

The water is warmer in Mossel Bay as it lies on the East Coast with the warm Agulhus current of the Indian Ocean, compared to cold Benguela current of the Atlantic Ocean. This makes for a great day out diving without a wetsuit on a hot summers’ day. Why not make this dive a shark cage dive!

Shark sighting while out on the boat with the White Shark Africa team.

White Shark Africa is perfectly located in Mossel Bay to assist you with your Shark Cage Dive. This is an experience where the length of the time out at sea depends on the sharks and various other factors, but a good timeframe to work on is about 4 hrs.

“White Shark Africa staff have a proud history in White Shark research, conservation and education so you can be sure that we have a passion and love for these animals and their environment.”

You are welcome to visit their website for all the information you need about this amazing experience. Click here.

We had the privilege of collaborating with them to produce their latest shark design, and it looks awesome on the light grey poly-cotton t-shirt. To grab yours, visit their store, address below.

Illustration and locally manufactured T-shirt by The Great Break.

Written by: Jared Kohn

LOCATION> Greyton (Old Potters Brewhouse) to Hermanus (Hemel en Aarde Brewery), South Africa.

Greyton is a small town tucked away against the mountains in the Overberg of the Western Cape, a mere 1-hour drive by car to Hermanus. Hermanus is a small coastal fisherman’s town known for whale watching and weekend breakaways for families.

THE EVENT> Race day was Sunday 6th October 2019, from Greyton to the Brewery at Wine Village, near Hermanus. Cyclists set off at 08h00 on an 85km scenic route with 1400m of elevation ahead of them. There was the alternative option of a shorter 25km circular route which started at 08h15 and finished at the Old Potters Brewery in Greyton.

Race Map, designed by The Great Break.
Race Map, designed by The Great Break.

The vibe and energy on the day was contagious as the fun started early in the morning and continued throughout the day.

COLLABORATION>We were so excited about joining forces with this dynamic team on this outdoor event, and so grateful to have been given this opportunity to work together on these awesome t-shirts, caps and even the race map.

Looking good on event day. Photos taken by Gillian Coetzee.

THE BREWERIES> Old Potters Brewhouse and Inn was established in 2016, in the small village of Greyton, in the heart of the Overberg. In the surrounding area of Caledon, the golden malted barley fields are used in the making of our beers.

Hemel en Aarde Brewery is nestled at the entrance to the renowned Hemel & Aarde Valley wine region – a beautiful piece of land, who’s beauty presented its name upon it, Heaven & Earth.                                     

A very successful event organised by the teams from Coastline Group & MTB-Adventures.  For more information about this event, please visit the website> brewerytobrewery.co.za

Written by: Jared Kohn

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