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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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Circles in a Forest Hiking Trail

Where? Knysna
Start: Goldfield State Forest Krisjanse-Nek picnic site (at the Dalene Matthee memorial), near Knysna Finish: Krisjanse-Nek picnic site Duration: 3 km – 9 km Fitness: moderate Our tip: look out for the ...

Stinkhoutkloof Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Start: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest, between Plettenberg Bay and Humansdorp Finish: Bloukrans Forest Station, Tsitsikamma forest Duration: 8 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: no need to ...

Hiking in the Robberg Nature Reserve

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster of outdoor living - incredible scenery, views over shoreline and sea, a thriving Cape fur seal colony, a huge diversity of bird life, and uniquely beautiful ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

St Blaize Hiking Trail

Where? Mossel Bay
The Garden Route, specifically the area around Mossel Bay, is home to the breath-taking vistas offered by the St. Blaize Hiking Trail. This trail begins at the cave just below the St. Blaize Lighthouse and ...

Koumashoek Circuit

Where? Mossel Bay
The Koumasoek Circuit is a hiking trail for the fit and experienced hiker, due to its arduous and long trail. With steep climbs and 14.7 km long length, this trail is not for the faint-hearted, although the ...

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 ...

Salt River Mouth Hiking Trail

Where? Natures Valley
Start: near the tea room in Natures Valley Finish: circular route Duration: 5 kms Fitness: moderate Our tip: get your map and permit from the office at De Vasselot campsite Natures Valley takes you into ...

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’. ...

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