Day 5: Sedgefield to Wilderness

Moonshine Runners Diner Sedgefield staff

Like I wrote yesterday, I can’t see our Sedgefield to Wilderness beach walk happening – and I was right! The Fossil and I arrived at Sedgefield beach to start Day 5 of our Walk 4 SOS Huskies journey and the first thing we saw is a sign. You guessed it – ‘No Dogs Allowed!’

See that green line on the sign pictured above? Well, that’s the only section I’m allowed to walk on – the red sections are verboten! So, we walked the green stretch anyway. The picture below is about as far as we could go along the beach towards Wilderness.

Eventually we gave up and followed our shadows off the beach, jumped in the Mahindra PIKUP, and headed back to Sedgefield’s main road. By then the day had become really hot – no way was I going to burn my tender paws on the N2 motorway all the way to Wilderness.

So the Fossil decided to look for a place where we could chill in shade and have a late breakfast (it was after 11 am by then). And he found one. It’s called Moonshine Runners Diner. And it’s pet-friendly too! The humans there; Zak, William, and Chef B, are real pet lovers (that’s them in the main picture).

Then, later, Des’s old media pal, Rose Bilbrough, know locally as “Travelbug Rose Blogger“, came to meet us and they did a video interview about my Walk 4 SOS Huskies campaign (watch the video below). I couldn’t get a word in ’cause Des did all the talking – not that anyone understands my howl-lingo anyway :-).

Oh, yes – I’ve still gotta tell you about where we were hosted last night; at Teniqua Treetops. What a pet-friendly place that is! The owners, Anthony and Tarryn, let us stay in the Lourie’s Rest cabin. I dunno who Loerie is but I sure did rest well after our long walk today! Yeah, yeah – the Fossil told me all about the famous Knysna Loerie bird – but that was later, after I’d calmed down from all the excitement of being in a new place.

It’s very private and secluded and there’s a balcony outside with beautiful views over the Karatara Gorge and the majestic Knysna Forest. From there I could smell all the other animals in the woods. There’s Vervet Monkeys in the trees (and Knysna Loerie birds of course) and they have horses, and chickens, and their own dogs, although I didn’t get to meet them.

It’s so great to know that Anthony and Tarryn are such passionate pet lovers – and nature lovers too! I overheard Tarryn telling the Fossil that Teniqua covers 36 hectares and it’s nearly all covered with indigenous trees and plants. And it’s only 16 km’s from the N2, just before the Sedgefield sign. Thankfully, we didn’t have to walk there from the N2!

And tonight? Were being hosted by Anne and Keith Werner at Linger Longa Self-Catering in Sedgefield. More about that pet-friendly place tomorrow. That’s all for now human folks.

BTW: if you happen to be anywhere along our walking route between Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town during late July to mid-August 2021, look out for us (we’ll be walking along the beach, or on a hiking trail, or along the side a main road) and come over to say “Howzit Husky Boy!” and “Fossil Man” if you want.

Wanna talk to us? WhatsApp the tall fossil hanging onto my leash. Here’s his number: +27 (0)82 374 7260.


PS. That extra X on the end of my name is supposed to be a kiss (yeah, I know it’s soppy).

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