Eastern Cape Walks & Hiking

Situated between Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's 9 provinces. Show on Map

Destinations in Eastern Cape

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Madonna and Child Falls

Where? Hogsback
Once you’ve tilted your head slightly and tapped into your imagination station, the shape of a mother and child will finally come to sight when looking at this popular formation of bed rock and waterfalls. ...

Spandau Kop Walks

Where? Graaff-Reinet
The Camdeboo National Park, previously known as the Karoo Nature Reserve, completely surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet, and it is in turn dominated by the two gloriously unusual geological formations of ...

39 Steps Falls and Arboretum

Where? Hogsback
39 Steps Falls is a very easy walk and only takes about 15 minutes to complete. The walk sets you off from Oak Avenue (adjacent to the Village Green), and takes you on a short walk through the lush green life ...

Route 67 Art and Heritage Walk

Where? Central
Late in 2011, timed for launch on Heritage Day, the new art project route known simply as Route 67 was opened to the public. Nelson Mandela Bay has used this art journey as a way to celebrate Nelson Mandela's ...

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 ...

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 ...

Assegaai Trails

Where? Kenton On Sea
Start: the parking area under trees at the office, off the R343 between Grahamstown and Kenton-on-Sea Finish: either of two camp sites Duration: 35 km of hiking trails through the nature reserve, some of it ...

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 ...

Pirie Forest Hike

Where? King Williams Town
Start: southern end of the Maden Dam Finish: back where you started, as it's circular Duration: 9km Fitness: it's an easy walk Our tip: look out for Pirie Dam whilst travelling to the start of the hike – ...

Big Tree Trail

Where? Hogsback
The Big Tree is the largest tree in the Eastern Cape standing at 36.6 meters tall and is a whopping 800 years old. This giant Yellowwood tree is home to an abundance of bird life living in the Hogsback ...

Hike the Kologha Forest Trails

Where? Stutterheim
The Kologha Forest Trails are located in the eastern end of the Amatola Mountains which are near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape. These mountains are covered in indigenous forest and montane grassland; making ...

Kabeljous Nature Reserve

Where? Jeffreys Bay
The Kabeljous Nature Reserve is located north of Jeffreys Bay and offers the visitor a 2.5km coastline complete with dune thickets, forests, bushveld and wetlands. For the avid hiker there are various ...

Walking Keurboomstrand

Where? Keurboomstrand
Start: At the parking lot at the wooden boardwalk, Keurboomstrand Finish: back where you started Duration: about 3 km one way, although you can also head up to the cliff path above the beach Fitness: easy ...

Andersons Dam Trail

Where? Stutterheim
For a fun filled family day out, grab a picnic basket, rustle up the kids and head to the Andersons Dam Trail. The 8 kilometer walk is easy and suitable for all people at all fitness levels. The walk ...

Hike the Sacramento Trail

Where? Sardinia Bay
The Sacramento Trail is an 8 km moderate, popular one-way or circular route trail between Schoenmakerskop and Sardinia Bay. The trail traverses the Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve where you will see attractive ...

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