Eastern Cape. #ShotLeft. – I’ve seen Segway’s around, mostly security guards zooming past on them in parking lots and shopping malls, but I had never been on one before.

When it was confirmed that one of the activities we would do on our Eastern Cape #Shotleft was a Segway Tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest, I had no idea what to expect, although I was a little nervous about balancing upright. Balance is not really my thing. Turns out that this is the MOST fun you can have on two wheels! Yes, mr. loyal bicycle, I’m afraid that its true. 

After meeting the charming owners Andre and Michelle Kruger and taking lessons in a designated area near the office, Di and I zoomed after our guide Chris on the two hour Big Tree excursion. In no time at all he had the difficult job of reining us in … Whhhheeeeee! Absolute love.

The route we took meant crossing the N2 highway into the Ratel Forest through tall trees that left an eerie sense of adventure as they blurred the periphery. The short walk to the Big Tree, a 1100 year old Yellowwood, really brings out my respect for these giants that have seen the area change around them, yet ever tall reach for the sky.

The Segway is the world’s most advanced self balancing human transporter, and quite honesty, it was hard to relinquish mine after the fun I’d had. There are numerous places where you can try this, although the magnificence of the Tsitsikamma is where I would start.

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