Hermanus Slackpacking Trails

The word slackpacking hints at an activity far lazier than it is. A multi-day walking trip is definitely made lighter and more enjoyable when your heavy backpack is transported ahead to your overnight accommodation.

The Hermanus area boasts a network of well-maintained hiking trails and has routes that offer slackpacking options with comfortable catered and self-catering accommodation at the end of each day's section.

Indigenous forests, waterfalls, fynbos, beaches, sea views and…

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Slackpacking in Hermanus
Slackpacking in Hermanus

The word slackpacking hints at an activity far lazier than it is. A multi-day walking trip is definitely made lighter and more enjoyable when your heavy backpack is transported ahead to your overnight accommodation.

The Hermanus area boasts a network of well-maintained hiking trails and has routes that offer slackpacking options with comfortable catered and self-catering accommodation at the end of each day's section.

Indigenous forests, waterfalls, fynbos, beaches, sea views and whale watching are highlights of inland and coastal routes in this region.

Slackpacking is best enjoyed with friends with shared experiences and leisurely evenings with good food and better company. Unencumbered by backpacks and camping gear, this is a child-friendly way to thru-hike and introduce children to the pleasures of walking.

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The Fynbos Trail - Guided Hiking - Overberg

The Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. This three-day, 26km trail (with optional extra coastal section) meanders through hidden pockets of indigenous forest alive with birds, past tumbling waterfalls and exquisite fynbos. It’s a true voyage of discovery, led by expert guides who point out special plants and explain the role of birds, ants, fire a...

The Perlemoen Trail - Guided Hiking - Overberg

The Perlemoen Green Flag slackpacking trail, centred around South Africa’s famous Great White shark cage diving and whale watching capital of Gansbaai, consists of 1 to 5 days hiking (with either catered or self-catering). The Perlemoen trail provides insights into the area – famous for its shipwrecks and infamous for its Perlemoen (abalone) poaching! This is a trail for Fynbos lovers, and...