Garden Route Walks & Hiking

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

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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 ...

Explore the Keurbooms River Reserve

Where? Keurboomstrand
The beautiful Keurbooms River nature reserve that stretches over a distance of 2500 hectares, is bisected by the Keurbooms River and overlooks the estuary. Despite the fact that the estuary below the N2 bridge ...

Garden of Eden Forest Walk

Where? Knysna
Start: Harkerville Forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Finish: Harkerville Forest Duration: 1 km, ideal for the elderly or as a pit stop on the N2 Fitness: very easy Our tip: there is a small office ...

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 ...

Cheetah Walk

Where? Albertinia
Visit the Garden Route Game Lodge and indulge yourself in an experience of a lifetime! The Cheetah Conservation Centre is a fantastic place where you can interact with and learn more about these Fabulous ...

Harkerville Forest Flora Trail

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Discover the beauty of the Garden Route and its lush forested countryside on the Harkerville Forest Flora Trail. This is an easy trail of one kilometre that takes only an hour to complete. It is perfect as an ...

The Storms River Suspension Bridge

Where? Storms Riverms
The suspension bridge that hangs over the red-brown waters of the Storms River Mouth spans 77 metres and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Tsitsikamma region of the Eastern Cape. ...

Moonlight Meander

Where? Sedgefield
No sunblock required for this trail! The moonlight Meander or Starlight Stroll as its known by some is an extremely popular walk that you should book for in advance. The idea is that you go in the evening ...

Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail

Where? Mossel Bay
The Ethno Botanical Garden & Braille Trail is located within the rolling grounds of the Dias Museum Complex, amongst greenery, and splendid views of Santos Beach and Mossel Bay. The complex contains several ...

Bird Watching Bird Walk

Where? Albertinia
If you are a bird lover and thrive on nature then here is something for you to tweet about. Get yourself to the Garden Route Game Lodge for an outstanding walk in the wild. You can choose to venture on the ...

Buffalo Bay Trail

Where? Knysna
If you are feeling active and want a stunning location to burn that energy or simply take a gentle walk then why not get on the Buffalo Bay Trail in the Goukamma Nature Reserve in Buffels Bay. This 4.2 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Goukamma Nature Reserve Trails

Where? Sedgefield
The Goukamma Nature Reserve has a number of breathtaking trails (literally!) Stroll through the Milkwood forests and beach area where phenomenal dune vegetation grows. The coastline stretches for about 14 ...

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