Garden Route - Slackpacking

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!

Slackpacking in Garden Route Operators

Cape St Francis | Slackpacking - Baviaans to Bay Adventures

Baviaans to Bay Adventures offers cycle tours and slackpacking in the Baviaanskloof and St Francis Bay area. From humble beginnings a decade ago, B2B Adventures made their mark in adventure tourism and boasts with four National Awards (Best Visitor Experience received from SA Tourism) for both their slackpacking hiking trails – the Chokka Trail, a 62km 4 day/3 night slackpack hike in the St as......
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Mosselbaai | Slackpacking - Gondwana Game Reserve - Slackpacking

** Temporarily Closed** Gondwana Game Reserve - Slackpacking operator 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 you a......
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Mosselbaai | Slackpacking - Oystercatcher Trail - Slackpacking

Oystercatcher Trail - Slackpacking operator in Boggomsbaai near Mossel Bay. 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 is a......
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Plettenbergbaai | Slackpacking - Eden to Addo - Slackpacking

Eden to Addo - Great Corridor Hike - Slackpacking in Tsitsikamma. Be part of one of the most adventurous hikes in South Africa! Roam through the most bio-diverse area on the planet for 20 days from Plettenberg Bay to Eastern Cape wilderness. The trail is about 400km and starts in the Garden of Eden, Knysna. The trail crosses the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and the Tsitsikamma National in......
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Plettenbergbaai | 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......
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Plettenbergbaai | Slackpacking - The Plett Camino Slackpacking Hiking Trail

The Plett Camino Slackpacking Hiking Trail Escape the mundane with us on a five day and five-night slackpacking hiking trail of eighty kilometres through the Knysna forest, across the Bitou and Keurbooms river valleys and into the uplands of Plettenberg Bay. Each day is filled with activity and fun, where we either stop for a wine tasting and lunch, or cross one of two game reserves along the......
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Stilbaai | 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 on the Garden Route. 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......
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Tsitsikamma | Slackpacking - The Dolphin Trail - Slackpacking

The Dolphin Trail - Slackpacking in Tsitsikamma. 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......
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Tsitsikamma | Slackpacking - Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail - 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 with one of......
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