Hiking Trails in Eastern Cape

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

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Bushman Trail

Where? Tarkastad
The Commando Drift Nature Reserve rest camp in Tarkastad, Eastern Cape is a nice place to go for a walk and bird watching and game viewing. The Bushman Trail is an easy 6 kilometre walk that will take you ...

Woodcliffe Cave Trails

Where? Maclear
Start: Woodcliffe farm, near Maclear Finish: Woodcliffe farm Duration: 1 – 5 days, anything from 5 km to 54 km Fitness: fit if you want to do 5 days' worth of hiking Our tip: the farm is remote, bring ...

Groendal Wilderness Area hikes

Where? Groendal Wilderness Area
Start: just north west of Uitenhage Finish: it varies Duration: network of trails Fitness: the major hikes are strenuous, but there are easy walks as well Our tip: don't attempt the unmarked trails without ...

Birding, Botany & Nature Walks

Where? Rhodes
Take in the lovely sight of the Lammergeier or Black Eagle, stop to watch the Jackal Buzzard looking for prey or admire the elegance of the Crested Crane in the sunset. Wildflowers abound after the first ...

Impofu Hiking Trail

Where? Cradock
The Mountain Zebra National Park is home to a number of hiking trails, including the 25 kilometre Impofu Hiking Trail. This trail takes three days to complete and has been ranked as being easy to moderate. ...

Hluleka Wildlife Reserve Trails

Where? Port St Johns
The Wild Coast of South Africa has so much to offer travellers. It is the very definition of beauty and variety, and the friendly locals make visitors feel extremely welcome. The Hluleka Nature Reserve is ...

Spandau Kop Walks

Where? Graaff-Reinet
The Camdeboo National Park, previously known as the Karoo Nature Reserve, completely surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet, and it is in turn dominated by the two gloriously unusual geological formations of ...

Stinkhoutkloof Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp Finish: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest Duration: 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: no need to ...

Hiking Port St Johns To Coffee Bay

Where? Port St Johns
The Wild Coast is, undeniably, one of the world’s most spectacular areas. The best way to experience its raw, unspoilt beauty is to explore it leisurely, as opposed to whizzing past it in a car. Hiking from ...

Tsitsikamma Hiking Trails

Where? Storms River
Start: Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, Storms River camp Finish: Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, Storms River camp Duration: 1 km to 6 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: you don't need permits to do these ...

Pirie Forest Hike

Where? King Williams Town
Start: southern end of the Maden Dam Finish: back where you started, as it's circular Duration: 9km Fitness: it's an easy walk Our tip: look out for Pirie Dam whilst travelling to the start of the hike – ...

Tsolwana Trail

Where? Tarkastad
The Tsolwana Trail is located in the 7000 ha Tsolwana Game Reserve, located between Whittlesea, Queenstown and Tarkastad, where hikers are treated to game-watching of white rhino, eland, gemsbok and black ...

Strandloper Hiking Trail

Where? East London coastline
The Strandloper Trail runs from the Kei River Mouth to Gonubie - almot 60 kms of gorgeous beaches, rivers, cliff tops and coastal forests. It’s not called Strandloper (beach walker) for nothing. Most of ...

Wild Coast Meander Hiking Trail

Where? Qolora Mouth
Start: Qora River Mouth Finish: Kei River, Morgan's Bay Duration: 56 km over 5/6 days Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: if you can, spend more than one evening at each stop of the journey to explore the ...

Ferry Point, Long Beach and Agate Terrace Hike

Where? Port St Johns
The ferry service runs from dawn to dusk at a nominal charge (the path next to the Library will take you to the ferry). It takes you across to the other side of the river, where you can take a walk along the ...

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