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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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 ...

Cultural Experience Hike

Where? Port St Johns
The Cultural Experience Hike in Port St Johns offers a bit of everything, from the gorgeous surroundings of the Silaka Nature Reserve to the sand on 3rd Beach and even a traditional Xhosa meal, what reason do ...

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 ...

Hluleka Wildlife Reserve Trails

Where? Port St Johns
The Wild Coast of South Africa has so much to offer travellers. It is the very definition of beauty and variety, and the friendly locals make visitors feel extremely welcome. The Hluleka Nature Reserve is ...

Mzamba fossils and the Petrified Forest

Where? Port Edward
The Mzamba fossils and Petrified Forest are on the beach, about 2 km from the Wild Coast Sun, near Port Edward, in the northerly reaches of the Wild Coast. You'll find the Petrified Forest - a series of ...

The Dassie Trail

Where? East London
A rather easy two kilometre trail, the Dassie Trail through the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve in East London should take you about an hour or so, depending on whether you walk it or stroll. And there are ...

Roseate Tern Hiking Trail

Where? Summerstrand
Start: Cape Recife Nature Reserve entrance gate, just off Marine Drive in Summerstrand Finish: where you started (it’s a circular walk) Duration: 9 km, no longer than 5 hours Fitness: this is not a ...

Tsolwana Trail

Where? Tarkastad
The Tsolwana Trail is located in the 7000 ha Tsolwana Game Reserve, located between Whittlesea, Queenstown and Tarkastad, where hikers are treated to game-watching of white rhino, eland, gemsbok and black ...

Woodcliff Cave Hiking Trail

Where? Maclear
Start: Woodcliff Farmhouse, Maclear Finish: Woodcliff Farm Duration: anything from one to four days (up to 50 km) Fitness: fit Our tip: the Drakensberg often has afternoon thunder showers so it is best to ...

Fourcade Trail

Where? Storms River
Set aside two full days to complete the Fourcade Trail which is a circular route that is 24km long. The trail was opened in 1991 and departs from the depot next to the forest below Witelskop and since it is a ...

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 ...

Katberg Trail

Where? Fort Beaufort
Start: Mpofu Game Reserve near Fort Beaufort in the Winterberg region of the Amatolas Finish: Benholm Forest Station on the Old Katberg Pass Duration: 51 km over 3 days Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: ...

Alexandria Hiking Trail

Where? Alexandria
Take part in a fantastic two day circular hiking trail through the Woody Cape area of the Addo Elephant National Park. The Alexandria Hiking Trail is approximately 32 kilometres long in total with the ...

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 ...

Van Stadens Wildflower Reserve Hikes

Where? Van Stadens
Start: Van Staden's Wildflower Reserve, 35 km west of Port Elizabeth Finish: Van Staden's Wildflower Reserve Duration: 3 and 6 km Fitness: easy Our tip: no need to book and no permit required; even the ...

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