Hiking in Overberg

The best view of fynbos is on foot! When you hike through the mountains and valleys of the Overberg, you have time to appreciate the thousands of floral species that make up the Cape Floral Region.

From the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the West, the Riviersonderend Mountains in the North to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines, hikers are spoilt for choice in this thriving part of the Cape.

Famous multi day hikes include the Whale Trail in the de Hoop Nature Reserve, but there…

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Hiking in Overberg
Hiking in Overberg

The best view of fynbos is on foot! When you hike through the mountains and valleys of the Overberg, you have time to appreciate the thousands of floral species that make up the Cape Floral Region.

From the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the West, the Riviersonderend Mountains in the North to the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines, hikers are spoilt for choice in this thriving part of the Cape.

Famous multi day hikes include the Whale Trail in the de Hoop Nature Reserve, but there are also plenty of shorter options along deserted beaches and amongst flowing plants, not found elsewhere in the world.

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Green Mountain Trail - Guided Hiking - Overberg

If slackpacking is about combining fantastic hiking with en suite accommodation and country cooking, then the Green Mountain Trail ticks all the right boxes. Set in the picturesque Overberg region just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the sixty kilometre trail is broken down into a very manageable four days, each showcasing a different aspect of the environment. Walking with only a light pack,...

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...

The Whale Trail - Guided Hiking - Overberg

De Hoop is a Marine Protected Area and world-renowned as one of the best whale-watching spots in the Western Cape. The whale trail is a 54km route from Potberg to Koppie Alleen and it includes five overnight stops. Hikers can savour the fragrance of fynbos on the Potberg Mountains and the unique fynbos plains intermingled with a salty sea air – such is the diversity of De Hoop Nature trail is...