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8 Day Garden Route and Karoo Hiking Safari
Guided hiking tours in the Garden Route and Southern Africa


The Garden Route and Karoo, located within 3 hours driving of each other, offer a superb combination of hiking options ranging from arid dry conditions to lush forest. Our 8 day itinerary with immerse you in a memorable mix of a region of South Africa that boasts a diverse range of flora, all while hiking on a combination of exceptional trails and wild hiking.

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The first four days in the garden Route is a balanced mix of mountain Fynbos, Afro-montaine forest, dune Fynbos and coastal hiking.


Itinerary :

Day 1 : Tierkop Trail - 16Km Fynbos trail in the Cape Nature World Heritage site

Day 2 : Platbos to MillWood - 16km stage of the Outeniqua Trail

Day 3 :Blombos Trail - 14km coastal thicket and dune Fynbos trail through Goukamma Nature Reserve.

Day 4 : Robberg Trail - 7.5Km coastal trail in Robberg Nature Reserve.


Day 5 : Commute to venue in the Karoo, settle in and have a sunset hike.

Day 6 : Day hike in the mountains.

Day 7 : Day hike exploring canyons.

Day 8 : Morning hike and commute back to the Garden Route.




What to Expect

The difference between the Garden Route and Karoo is stark to say the least.


Lush forest, spectacular Fynbos and dazzling coastline are all found in the Garden Route on the southern side of the Outeniqua Mountains.

Crossing north over the Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains you enter a semi desert region, the arid region of the Karoo.

King Protea

In this mix is an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. What the two regions lack in the mega fauna, they exceed in micro fauna.Waterfall

Immersed in these distinct landscapes, on our hikes you will learn about that intricate ecological balance that exists and which has evolved over eons.

Combining 20 years of guiding experience and scientific field research, your guides Mark and Amanda will showcase these two remarkable regions separated by mountain ranges.

Karoo Stream



There are two options available for the 8 day hiking tour.

For the Garden Route section of the tour guests can either arrange accommodation in Wilderness or Sedgefield according to their requirements or we can do so.

We meet each day for the hike and in the evenings guests are free to explore the restaurants and night life.

For the Karoo section of the tour we travel to the farm and will be based in a farm stay for the duration of the hikes.

To plan and book your 8 day Garden Route and Karoo hiking tour please email us with your preferences.


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