Garden Route Walks & Hiking

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

Destinations in Garden Route


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall

Where? Oudtshoorn
Rust-en-Vrede taken from the Afrikaans expression for 'rest and peace' is true to its translation in setting. Indigenous plants and animal life flanks a trail of bridges and paths that lead you up the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Drupkelders Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Get your family together, pack a picnic, bring along your swimming costumes and get on the Drupkelders Trail. This fantastic forest trail is about 40 minutes long with the last 10 minutes being quite steep ...

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 ...

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’. ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

De Vasselot Hikes of the Tsitsikamma

Where? Natures Valley
Start: De Vasselot Nature Reserve, Nature's Valley Finish: De Vasselot Nature Reserve, Nature's Valley Duration: 4.8 to 17 km Fitness: easy to difficult Our tip: stay overnight in Nature's Valley De ...

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