Garden Route Walks & Hiking

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

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Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

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 ...

Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail

Where? Mossel Bay
The Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail is located within the rolling grounds of the Dias Museum Complex, amongst greenery, and splendid views of Santos Beach and Mossel Bay. The complex contains several ...

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 ...

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’. ...

Garden of Eden Forest Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Finish: Harkerville Forest Duration: 1 km, ideal for the elderly or as a pit stop on the N2 Fitness: very easy Our tip: there is a small office ...

The Storms River Suspension Bridge

Where? Storms Riverms
The suspension bridge that hangs over the red-brown waters of the Storms River Mouth spans 77 metres and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tsitsikamma region of the Eastern Cape. ...

Outeniqua Hiking Trail

Where? George
Set in the gorgeous Garden Route, this one of the most popular hikes, and one of the oldest. A seven-day trail in its entirety it starts at Beervlei Hut, an old forest station, and finishes at Harkerville ...

Bird Watching Bird Walk

Where? Albertinia
If you are a bird lover and thrive on nature then here is something for you to tweet about. Get yourself to the Garden Route Game Lodge for an outstanding walk in the wild. You can choose to venture on the ...

Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

Where? Wilderness
Meander through the Wilderness on the Brownhooded / Half Collared Kingfisher Trail which runs along the Duiwe River. This 7.2km walk is easy going and suitable for any fitness level. Walking down the path you ...

The Elephant Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Diepwalle Forest Station, near Knysna Finish: Diepwalle Forest Station Duration: 20 km, roughly 7 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: you can get your walking permit from the office at ...

Forest Buzzard Trail

Where? George
Start: Witfontein forestry station, Witfontein Nature Reserve, north of George Finish: Witfontein Nature Reserve Duration: 2.2 km Fitness: easy, ideal for children Our tip: for those after a more arduous ...

Day Trails Along the Garden Route

Where? Sedgefield
Aside from the obvious and most famous hikes along the Garden Route, like the Otter Trail, the Oystercatcher Trail, the Dolphin Trail or the Tsitsikamma Trails, there are a host of other walks one can do in ...

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 ...

Explore the Keurbooms River Reserve

Where? Keurboomstrand
The beautiful Keurbooms River nature reserve that stretches over a distance of 2500 hectares, is bisected by the Keurbooms River and overlooks the estuary. Despite the fact that the estuary below the N2 bridge ...

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