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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gouriqua Hiking Trail

Where? Albertinia
Albertinia is a small, quiet town set below the Langeberg Mountain Range. It is known as the home of the Aloe, where this indigenous plant grows busily all around the area. Albertinia lies between Mossel ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Elephant Walk Trails

Where? Knysna
For a fun forest walk with a difference, get onto the Elephant Walk in Diepwalle Forest. This fantastic trail can be done in 3 sections. There is a 9 kilometre walk that is marked in black, the second is 8 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mossel Bay Historic Walk

Where? Mossel Bay
Put on your walking shoes and discover the historical buildings and facts in the Old Quarter of Mossel Bay. You can pick up a map at the Mossel Bay Tourism office that will mark all the historical buildings ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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