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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Beach Horse Rides In Oyster Bay

Where? Oyster Bay
Trot along The 3.5 kilometer beach in the coastal reserve on horseback and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Absolutely anybody and everybody can take part in this wonderful activity. If you are a first ...

Walk the Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail

Where? Port Elizabeth
Walk the Lower Guinea Fowl Hiking Trail. The walk is a 7,5 km trail which is accessed from the 3rd Avenue dip in Newton Park, leading down to Settler’s Park and Brickmakers Kloof. The trail meanders along ...

Idwala Hiking Trail

Where? Cradock
The Idwala Hiking Trail is a fairly easy trail that starts at the rest camp of the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park close to Middelburg in the Karoo Heartland. The trail covers 10 kilometres and ...

Lammergeier Hiking Trail

Where? Lady Grey
Start: the reserve Finish: the reserve Duration: 1 – 5 days Fitness: you need to be fit Our tip: you will need a GPS for a number of the walks Lying between Lady Grey and Barkly East are the foothills ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shipwreck hiking trail

Where? Port Alfred
Start: Port Alfred Finish: Fish River Mouth near East London Duration: 69 km over five days Fitness: moderate Our tip: a six night version of the hike includes canoeing (fairly gentle paddle worth ...

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 – ...

Bushmen Painting Walk

Where? Baviaanskloof
Within the spectacular beauty of the Baviaanskloof, a number of hiking and walking trails lie in wait for eager adventurers. The Bushmen Painting Walk is ideal as it combines history and culture with the ...

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 ...

Hike to Eagles Nest

Where? Port St Johns
This is the sharp point of cliff rearing itself up from the forest edging the town entrance. The path is well defined and starts at a sign-post a few metres away from the back of the Needles Hotel, opposite ...

Hiking Ben Macdhui

Where? Rhodes
Ben Macdhui is the highest peak that is situated entirely in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, at an impressive 3 001 metres, or 9 846 feet, in height. It is situated in the highlands of the Cape, ...

Big Tree Trail

Where? Hogsback
The Big Tree is the largest tree in the Eastern Cape standing at 36.6 meters tall and is a whopping 800 years old. This giant Yellowwood tree is home to an abundance of bird life living in the Hogsback ...

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 ...

Maluti Community Trail

Where? Matatiele
Start: Matatiele on the edge of the Eastern Cape, KZN and southern Lesotho borders End: Matatiele Duration: 4 days, 5 nights Fitness: there are reasonable ascents and descents every day and you will need to ...

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