Write the beauty of a place into your heart with Silke, on a 'Hiku Hike' in Brenton-on-Lake. Hear and see words, trees, free-roaming bushbuck, Egyptian geese, Knysna loeries and hundreds more bird species in ancient yellowwoods and other indigenous African trees. Capture your experiences by means of 'verbal snapshots'.
NO WRITERLY EXPERIENCE is necessary for this activity, merely a wish to preserve your living self in a unique moment in space and time, by writing words down in response to your environment.
The hike is ideal for travellers keeping a journal of their experiences.
The 'Hiku Hikes' take place in the beautiful nature village of Brenton-on-Lake, situated on the shores of the Knysna lagoon. En route, the poet stops to read a couple of poems about the specific area, with basic technical commentary. While walking, you compose your own poem or reflective piece of writing, based on your sense experience of the surroundings. Editorial tips and feedback are given at the end of the walk.
Bring pen and paper (phones and ipads will work in the shadier parts) hats, warm gear if there is a breeze, water bottle, sunblock in summer. Participants need to be sufficiently able-bodied to walk, slowly, up- and downhill.
For people in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties, a special Hiku Hike on flat road to the nearby jetty can be booked by arrangement.
A minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 people can be accommodated.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours.
Bookings: The Hiku Hike must be pre-booked and paid for prior to the event. Contact Silke on +27 (0)66 2546846.
The Hiku Hikes are given on demand only, for a minimum of two and a maximum of six participants at a time. Dates and times are arranged to suit participants.
Knysna and Brenton Lake offer a range of accommodation options to visitors.