Destination Info: Knysna & the Garden Route
13. Elephants, Oysters and Oceans
Our season finale plays out in the seaside forest town of Knysna and nearby Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s lush Garden Route. The boys have found their happy places – Paul has discovered the Rastas, and is spending his days on a stand up paddle board and his nights on his house boat. Terence on the other hand is elated to be surrounded by oysters, his lemon squeezing blonde and old school luxury at the exclusive Kurland Polo Estate. Just the place to be shown how to make the classic Pimm’s cocktail.
While Paul bakes unleavened bread according to the strict Rastafarian principles, Terence is determined to find the perfect oyster garnish. Not content with cracked black pepper, Tabasco and lemon juice he tries pomegranate seed, mint, vodka and lemon, then cucumber and red onion gremolata soaked in red wine vinegar and lemon, and then a salmon rose sushi oyster with caviar and beetroot vermicelli… and lemon.
The peace is shattered when Paul takes him on a scream-inducing zip line tour of the forest canopy. The next day, while Paul tracks the mythical forest elephants, Terence savours more oysters, blondes and Daleen Matthee’s writing surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest. Our hosts close the season on a sunset cruise aboard a yacht on the Knysna Lagoon with, of course, more oysters.
Episode Specific Credits:
Brother Zeb and Co.
Special thanks to
Kurland Luxury Hotel
Lightleys Holiday Houseboats
34 Degrees South
Spring Tide Outeniqua Yacht
Knysna Elephant Park
Diepwalle Forest Station
Clive Peddle and Polo Players