Entries by Bomber Webb

IT’S OFFICIAL – SEDGE SLOW FEST IS BACK

The Sedgefield Slow Festival is set to return in 2019. After taking a sabbatical for 2018, Sedgefielders will again be treated to their Easter entertainment with the Slow Festival. Having grown it for nine years, event owner and organiser, Amanda Dixon, along with her steering committee of volunteers felt that the Slow Festival needed new […]

(Picture: Jonathan Britton of SANParks making sure the artificial breaching of the Swartvlei River-mouth has been successful) As of 7am on Tuesday 27 November, the Swartvlei River-mouth was artificially breached by SANParks, and the lagoon level began dropping as the water flowed out. Marine Ranger Jonathan Britton was at the mouth to oversee the process, […]

Words by Nikki Smit. Picture Heidi Muller. Since Thursday morning local sports fans have been glued to their computer screens, tracking the progress of two local teams taking part in the Adventure Racing World Champs on the volcanic Reunion Island. Unfortunately, one of these – the much loved Sanlam Painted Wolf Team, comprising John and […]

JOB LOSSES AFTER FIRE TO HAVE HUGE IMPACT

(picture from www.geelhoutvlei.co.za) While the flames have mostly subsided and mop up operations continue, the tragic reality of the fires in the Garden Route is hitting home. The community in Farleigh mourns alongside the family of the two adults and six children who died in the blaze. Everyone is battling to come to terms with […]

WELCOME BACK, PARAGLIDERS

As many Sedgefielders will undoubtedly have noticed over last weekend – the paragliders are once again filling our skies with colour. This after Sedgeview, the launch-site also known as ‘Cloud 9’ was reopened to the gliders and indeed the public on Saturday 10 November. But the opening does come with certain stipulations and an overall […]

LOCAL TEAMS IN 2018 AR WORLD CHAMPS

(Picture:- Two years ago the Sanlam Painted Wolves shocked the adventure racing world by coming 4th in the 2016 World Championships. Can they match or better that position this year?) Two well known local adventure racing teams – Merrell Adventure Addicts and Sanlam Painted Wolf  – are ready in the starting blocks of the Adventure […]

MUNICIPAL MANAGER SLAMS DETRACTORS

“An alleged statement on social media and/or actions of an individual cannot erode the selfless work and support of hundreds of volunteers from all sectors of society.” Greater Knysna residents were still reeling from the 7 June 2017 fires when the next devastation swept through the region on 30 October. According to Garden Route District […]

8 LIVES LOST IN FARLEIGH BLAZE

(Picture:- The storage shed of Ezigro Nursery in Karatara, just below Farleigh, succumbed to the intense flames as the blaze swept through the rural area. Taken by Nursery Manager Don Smith.) An official report from Garden Route District’s Joint Operations Centre has released the tragic news that eight people died in Farleigh on Monday 29 […]

ADVENTURE TOURISM INDABA & EXPO IN WILDERNESS

Words by Tisha Steyn George, Garden Route – The first ever Garden Route Adventure Tourism Indaba and Expo is taking place at Wilderness Hotel and on the Map of Africa on 26 and 27 October 2018. “The aim of the Indaba and Expo is to establish the Garden Route as the most popular adventure tourism […]

RETTO RECORDS OBLITERATED AT THE 2018 OTTER AFRICAN TRAIL RACE 


STORM’S RIVER MOUTH REST CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA — This weekend, the 10th running of the Otter African Trail Run hosted the Grand Finale of the inaugural Golden Trail Series on Saturday 20 October, which brought together the world’s top 10 men and women marathon distance trail runners to compete not only for the prestigious Otter title, but […]