Hiking Trails in Garden Route

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

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Point of Human Origins Experience

Where? Mossel Bay
'We know from genetic research that all people alive today are descendants of the core population of less than a thousand individuals who lived in Africa between 150 000 and 200 000 years ago – and what we've ...

Hike the Otter Trail

Where? Nature's Valley
The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ...

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 ...

Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

Where? Tsitsikamma
The Green Flag Certified Tsitiskamma trail is the first officially accredited hiking trail and will take you through mountain fynbos and the green, flourishing forests. The ancient river gorges and abundance ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hike the Dolphin Trail

Where? Tsitsikamma
For those hikers who know the rigours of the Otter Trail, and for those who have never had the luck or the courage to hike it, why not take a well earned break and come and enjoy the unrivalled beauty and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Harkerville Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The two day Harkerville hike starts gently; following paths through the forest that criss cross over horse and bike trails. However, the hard work starts as you reach the chain section. Not for the faint ...

Kranshoek Coastal Hiking Trail

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: Kranshoek picnic site, Kranshoek Nature Reserve Finish: Kranshoek picnic site Duration: 9 km, 5 hours Fitness: fit (this is a challenging hike) Our tip: There is an alternative 4 km route up to the ...

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