Hermanus - Slackpacking

Slackpacking in Hermanus.

The word slackpacking hints at an activity far lazier than it is. A multi-day walking trip is definitely made lighter and more enjoyable when your heavy backpack is transported ahead to your overnight accommodation.

The Hermanus area boasts a network of well-maintained hiking trails and has routes that offer slackpacking options with comfortable catered and self-catering accommodation at the end of each day's section.

Indigenous forests, waterfalls, fynbos,…

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Slackpacking in Hermanus
Slackpacking in Hermanus

Slackpacking in Hermanus.

The word slackpacking hints at an activity far lazier than it is. A multi-day walking trip is definitely made lighter and more enjoyable when your heavy backpack is transported ahead to your overnight accommodation.

The Hermanus area boasts a network of well-maintained hiking trails and has routes that offer slackpacking options with comfortable catered and self-catering accommodation at the end of each day's section.

Indigenous forests, waterfalls, fynbos, beaches, sea views and whale watching are highlights of inland and coastal routes in this region.

Slackpacking is best enjoyed with friends with shared experiences and leisurely evenings with good food and better company. Unencumbered by backpacks and camping gear, this is a child-friendly way to thru-hike and introduce children to the pleasures of walking.

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Hermanus | Slackpacking - Blue Mountain Trail - Slackpacking

“The Blue Mountain Trail (sister to the Green Mountain Trail) takes hikers even closer to the ocean and into protected land on the opposite side of the Elgin Valley. This is a very manageable and well paced hike that offers three days of slackpacking that takes you past the Bot River, with views towards the wheat fields of the Overberg, before descending into the Elgin Valley. You spend time......
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Hermanus | Slackpacking - Green Mountain Trail - Slackpacking

Slackpacking, gives opportunities for generations in families, like adult children with not-so-young-anymore parents, to enjoy walking through areas like the Groenlandberg of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve together. The Green Mountain Trail is a four-day route with daily distances that measure between 11 to 18 kilometres to achieve a 60-kilometre total. The well-maintained trail traverses lands......
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Hermanus | Slackpacking - The Diversity Trail

The Diversity Trail is a upmarket 5 day, 4 night slackpacking hiking trail. The trail traverses over the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy, Grootbos Nature Reserve and the Walker Bay Coastline and dunes in the Western Cape, Overberg region. Throughout the five days and four nights, you’ll be spoilt on this 40km hiking journey through untouched fynbos, into secret forests and along ancient Groups......
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Hermanus | Slackpacking - The Fynbos Trail - Slackpacking

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......
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Hermanus | Slackpacking - The Perlemoen Trail

The Perlemoen Trail - Slackpacking (hiking). 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) is......
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