Slackpacking in Garden Route

Slackpacking in the Garden Route.

Slackpacking is a heavenly combination of hiking in the great outdoors and the finer things in life, like a hearty meal, chilled wine and a comfy bed.

Garden Route slackpacking easily provides the best of both these worlds. This area is famous for its pristine nature, diverse habitats and great hiking routes and also for its tranquil guesthouses, warm hospitality and excellent cuisine.

Slackpacking routes endeavour to include the most scenic trails…

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Slackpacking in Garden Route
Slackpacking in Garden Route

Slackpacking in the Garden Route.

Slackpacking is a heavenly combination of hiking in the great outdoors and the finer things in life, like a hearty meal, chilled wine and a comfy bed.

Garden Route slackpacking easily provides the best of both these worlds. This area is famous for its pristine nature, diverse habitats and great hiking routes and also for its tranquil guesthouses, warm hospitality and excellent cuisine.

Slackpacking routes endeavour to include the most scenic trails which move through known beauty spots. You’ll experience the wonder of fynbos with its handsome Proteas and dainty Ericas, and then plunge into dense indigenous forests with shy bushbuck lurking in the shadows and the next minute you’ll burst out into the sunshine and find yourself on a paradisiacal beach. Coastal paths are the focus of many of the slackpacking itineraries.  The Garden Route coast; its jagged cliffs, sweeping white beaches and tidal pool fringed shores make for wonderful walking.

So if hiking without the fuss is for you, select one of the great slackpacking trails of the Garden Route and get those hiking Boots Dirty!

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Garden Route | Slackpacking - Gondwana Game Reserve - Slackpacking

Gondwana Game Reserve - Slackpacking Trail near Mossel Bay. Gondwana Game Reserve situated in the Garden Route has launched a three night walking/hiking trail traversing through a private, Big 5, malaria free game reserve. The trail leads to three remote and tented fly camp locations and gives you two full days of hiking. Your expert trail guides will intimately expose you to the Reserve’s and...

Garden Route | Slackpacking - Oystercatcher Trail - Slackpacking

The OYSTERCATCHER TRAIL is a 4 day professionally guided, fully catered slackpacking trail where your every comfort is looked after. We transport your luggage from one luxury overnight guest house to the next one. All you carry is a small day pack. The traditional meals and hospitality will always be remembered and cherished. This is a world renowned coastal hiking trail, rated as such by the as...

Garden Route | Slackpacking - The Alikreukel Slackpacking Trail

The Alikreukel Trail is a four-day guided, fully catered slackpacking trail along the coastal area of Stilbaai, Jongensfontein and Blombos. Part of the trail is a kayak paddle up the scenic Goukou River. Very comfortable accommodation is used – two nights in the small holiday town of Jongensfontein and two nights in Stilbaai. This new trail offer hiking enthusiasts the opportunity to see...

Garden Route | Slackpacking - The Dolphin Trail - Slackpacking

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...

Garden Route | Slackpacking - The Plett Trail - Slackpacking

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...

Garden Route | Slackpacking - Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail - Slackpacking

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...