Hiking Trails in Garden Route

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

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Koumashoek Circuit

Where? Mossel Bay
The Koumasoek Circuit is a hiking trail for the fit and experienced hiker, due to its arduous and long trail. With steep climbs and 14.7 km long length, this trail is not for the faint-hearted, although the ...

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 ...

Woodville Forest Walk

Where? Hoekwil
Woodville Forest Walk is a circular route that takes about 1.5 hours to complete. It is an easy walk and suitable for the whole family. The main attraction along this beautiful route is the ‘Big Tree’. ...

Point of Human Origins Experience

Where? Mossel Bay
'We know from genetic research that all people alive today are descendants of the core population of less than a thousand individuals who lived in Africa between 150 000 and 200 000 years ago – and what we've ...

Hiking the Robberg Peninsula

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: parking area at the Robberg Peninsula Nature Reserve Finish: parking area Duration: three circular routes, ranging from 2 km to 11 km Fitness: the 11 km route is challenging Our tip: take your ...

Terblans Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Terblans Hiking Trails is a circular day walk that is perfect for the whole family, due to its ease and relatively short length of 3 hours in all. The trail traverses the Gouna indigenous forest, and ...

Groeneweide Trail

Where? George
Start: Saasveld campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University End: the Kaaimans River Duration: 7 – 15 km Fitness: relatively easy Our tip: you will find self-issue permits at the start of the trail just ...

Buffalo Bay Trail

Where? Knysna
If you are feeling active and want a stunning location to burn that energy or simply take a gentle walk then why not get on the Buffalo Bay Trail in the Goukamma Nature Reserve in Buffels Bay. This 4.2 ...

Cape Clawless Otter Trail

Where? Sedgefield
The Cape Clawless Otter Trail is a 6.5km walk in the Goukamma Nature Reserve, along the edge of the Groenvlei Lake. The out-and-return route takes hikers through the forest, and along the beautiful lake, ...

Hiking Trails in Still Bay

Where? Still Bay
A highlight of a visit to Still Bay (also known as Stilbaai) is the Noordkapper Hiking trail which follows the coastline to Jongensfontein, one of the two villages (the other is Melkhoutfontein) just outside ...

Perdekop Hiking Trail

Where? Harkerville
Start: Harkerville Forest Station Finish: Harkerville Forest Station Duration: 9.5 km, roughly 4 hours, a circular route Fitness: you need to be able to finish the hike, but it isn't difficult Our tip: ...

Great Brak River Village Walk

Where? Great Brak
The Garden Route is a spectacular part of the South African coastline, extending from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape. It showcases some of the most spectacular landscapes and seascapes imaginable and ...

Gap Circuit

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Robberg Nature Reserve is only about eight kilometres from the holiday Mecca of Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route. It is an aesthetically spectacular place, offering magnificent views and absolute ...

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 ...

Kingfisher Trails

Where? Wilderness
Start: Wilderness National Park near the Touws River bridge Duration: varying between 3.8 km and 10 km Fitness: easy and pefect for children or elderly people Our tip: don't walk during wet weather as the ...

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