Hermanus - Hiking

The most family-friendly activity, hiking is a wonderful way to explore Hermanus in the Overberg region.

The area has an abundance of well-maintained trails and a range of route distances. There are trails that wind along rocky cliffs, through fynbos and indigenous forests, and over mountains. If you have a keen interest in history, there are routes that pass archaeological caves and significant landmarks. During the whale-watching season, there's the added bonus of whale…

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Hiking adventures in Hermanus
Hermanus Hiking

The most family-friendly activity, hiking is a wonderful way to explore Hermanus in the Overberg region.

The area has an abundance of well-maintained trails and a range of route distances. There are trails that wind along rocky cliffs, through fynbos and indigenous forests, and over mountains. If you have a keen interest in history, there are routes that pass archaeological caves and significant landmarks. During the whale-watching season, there's the added bonus of whale sightings.

If your time in the area is short, take in a short day route. If you have a few days, consider a multi-day hike. You can carry your own backpack or opt for the gentler slackpacking option by having your luggage sent ahead.

Your visit to Hermanus will not be complete without a hike to immerse you in the spectacular beauty of the area.

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Elgin|Hermanus | Hiking - Green Mountain Trail - Hiking

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,......
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