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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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 ...

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 ...

Gouriqua Hiking Trail

Where? Albertinia
Albertinia is a small, quiet town set below the Langeberg Mountain Range. It is known as the home of the Aloe, where this indigenous plant grows busily all around the area. Albertinia lies between Mossel ...

Mossel Bay Historic Walk

Where? Mossel Bay
Put on your walking shoes and discover the historical buildings and facts in the Old Quarter of Mossel Bay. You can pick up a map at the Mossel Bay Tourism office that will mark all the historical buildings ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Groeneweide Trail

Where? George
Start: Saasveld campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University End: the Kaaimans River Duration: 7 – 15 km Fitness: relatively easy Our tip: you will find self-issue permits at the start of the trail just ...

Brownhooded Kingfisher Trail

Where? Wilderness
Meander through the Wilderness on the Brownhooded / Half Collared Kingfisher Trail which runs along the Duiwe River. This 7.2km walk is easy going and suitable for any fitness level. Walking down the path you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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