Hiking in Garden Route

For many people, hiking in unspoilt nature is one of the greatest pleasures in life. It is a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends and family and at the same time escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Garden Route is one of the premier hiking destinations in South Africa and as you turn off the N2 you will discover the reason behind its allure.

The Tsitsikamma National Park is known for its indigenous forest, dramatic coast line and the famous 5 day Otter Trail. If…

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Hiking in Garden Route
Hiking in Garden Route

For many people, hiking in unspoilt nature is one of the greatest pleasures in life. It is a wonderful way to spend quality time with friends and family and at the same time escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The Garden Route is one of the premier hiking destinations in South Africa and as you turn off the N2 you will discover the reason behind its allure.

The Tsitsikamma National Park is known for its indigenous forest, dramatic coast line and the famous 5 day Otter Trail. If you want to enjoy the beauty of the Tsitsikamma Coast but without the heavy backpack, then the Dolphin trail is the way to go. The Oystercatcher trail takes you along the unspoilt, spectacular beaches of Mossel Bay to the mouth of the Gouritz River. 

You can also choose stretches of the trails as day hikes so get those Boots Dirty on a hiking adventure in the Garden Route!

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Oystercatcher Trail - Guided Hiking - Garden Route

Oystercatcher Trail is a professionally guided, luxury and educational slackpacking trail. All your comforts are looked after and your eyes are opened to the wonders of nature. The 4-day trail starts at Mossel Bay and ends across the Gourits River. Every day is different, from high cliffs to long quiet beaches, massive dunes, rocky shores and small private bays. You will see Khoisan caves, and...

The Chokka Trail - Guided Hiking - Garden Route|Eastern Cape & Wild Coast

The Chokka Trail is a 4 day/3 night slackpacking trail between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis. The trail is fully catered and unguided – hikers receive a map and route description for each day. We will meet you St Francis Links, where you leave your vehicle for the duration of the hike. After a welcome drink we take you to Oyster Bay, where you book into the Oyster Bay Beach...

The Dolphin Trail - Guided Hiking - Garden Route

For two magical days you can now hike the magnificent Tsitsikamma Coast with no heavy backpack, spending three nights in comfort at luxury accommodation establishments. The trail covers 17 km, starting at Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. It then meanders through natural fynbos, pristine indigenous forest, and over rugged rocks at the water’s edge, stopping at Misty Mountain...

The Plett Trail - Guided Hiking - Garden Route

Plettenberg Bay launches The Plett Trail. Wine tasting or wildlife? Nature or culture? The Plett Trail combines all of these top tourism experiences together in a unique slackpacking package. Many top holiday destinations claim to have “everything on their doorstep”, but do they actually deliver? Plettenberg Bay Tourism is about to change that with the launch of the Plett Trail – a of in...

Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail - Guided Hiking - Garden Route

Tsitsikamma is an old Khoisan word that means ‘place of many waters.’ We like to refer to this wonderful hiking adventure as the Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail. It passes numerous rivers and streams and offers spectacular mountain and river gorge scenery. Beginning in Nature’s Valley, the first day of the trail is a short meander along one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in The...