The Hedonist-Hippies

We are two, free-spirited, travellers, along with our dog Duke, with a taste for wine, food and music on a never ending quest for the unusual. Whether it be a quirky place to visit, an unusual place to eat or wonderful wine, we want to share it with like-minded people.

In our previous lives we worked in advertising and the corporate world. Our present home is in Knysna along the lovely Garden Route and is a place of beauty, sea and serenity.


The Roads Less Travelled

From here we take road trips far and wide, travelling off-the-beaten track and seeking out lesser-known destinations that make our hearts happy. In turn we can then recommend these places to other people who want the alternative and unique.

We enjoy the good things in life and don’t want to stay in a faceless, soulless hotel, or eat in a fast-food restaurant. Life’s too short.

We have no rules about places we enjoy – we just want to experience the quirky and the alternative and hopefully pick up like-minded souls on the way.


Join The Alternative Crowd

It’s a work-in-progress with off-beat and quirky places that we find on our travels being added as we go along.

And this is it. Our guide to the alternative and off-beat destinations that South Africa has to offer. If you’re excited to discover alternative destinations, let us inspire you to plan trips and to hit the road less travelled!

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PLEASE NOTE: Much of the content was added before 2020. We are trying as far as possible to delete places that don't exist any longer due to Covid, but cannot be 100% sure that all the information is accurate! Please bear this in mind when researching places to go. Thank you.