Hiking Trails in Eastern Cape

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Cultural Experience Hike

Where? Port St Johns
The Cultural Experience Hike in Port St Johns offers a bit of everything, from the gorgeous surroundings of the Silaka Nature Reserve to the sand on 3rd Beach and even a traditional Xhosa meal, what reason do ...

Witteberg Skywalk

Where? Lady Grey
Start: Lady Grey Finish: Rhodes Duration: anything from 7 to 10 days Fitness: it's tough, you'll need to be fit Our tip: going during winter means cold days, crisp skies and wet boots The Witteberg ...

Chokka Trail Slack Packing

Where? St Francis Bay
While St Francis Bay, Oyster Bay, Cape St Francis and Port St Francis play host to slack packers on the Chokka Trial, ancient Khoisan fish traps, shell middens, southern right whales, otters and bushbuck, a ...

Hike the Kologha Forest Trails

Where? Stutterheim
The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making ...

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 ...

Fourcade Trail

Where? Storms River
Set aside two full days to complete the Fourcade Trail which is a circular route that is 24km long. The trail was opened in 1991 and departs from the depot next to the forest below Witelskop and since it is a ...

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 ...

The Dassie Trail

Where? East London
A rather easy two kilometre trail, the Dassie Trail through the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve in East London should take you about an hour or so, depending on whether you walk it or stroll. And there are ...

Eden to Addo Hike

Where? Addo
The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo ...

Storms River Walks and Hikes

Where? Storms River
Start: Storms River village Finish: Storms River village Duration: 4 km to 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Baz bus stops in the village, for those without transport The village of Storms ...

Hike the Otter Trail

Where? Nature's Valley
The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ...

Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

Where? Tsitsikamma
The Green Flag Certified Tsitiskamma trail is the first officially accredited hiking trail and will take you through mountain fynbos and the green, flourishing forests. The ancient river gorges and abundance ...

Take A Stroll On Military Path

Where? Hogsback
The Military Path in Hogsback is both beautiful and interesting. This short and comfortable walk takes you on a journey into the past, where life grew for over 100 years and history was made. The path was ...

Kettlespout Waterfall Hike

Where? Hogsback
Hogsback is a tiny little village nestled in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape. It is utterly magically and alluring, particularly in winter, when it is usually blanketed in ash-white snow. Being ...

Diaz Trail

Where? Alexandria
Start: Woody Cape, Alexandria State Forest Finish: mouth of the Great Fish River Duration: 80 km, 5 days Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: highlights include wild and deserted beaches, the largest ...

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