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Forest Trails
Enter the green calm of the Knysna Forest and you will want to return.

 

The Garden Route has a superb network of trails, particularly forest trails. Between George in the west and Blue Lillies Bush in the east, a network of forest trails exist with a range of distances available.

 

For medium distance trails, the Groeneweide, Woodcutter 9Km and Perdekop trails are ideal.

 

For shorter trails the Woodville Big Tree, Brown-Hooded Kingfisher Trail and Circles in the Forest Trail are ideal. Read More...

 

Longer trails include the Elephant Trails, Blombos Trail and stages of the Outeniqua Trail. Read More...

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Elephant Trail

A superb example of mature Yellowwood climax canopy forest with 7km, 9km and 13km loops.

Highlights :

Mature Outeniqua Yellowood

Mature Hard Pear

Narina Trogon

Grey CuckooShrike

Cost :

Guided Walk : R480.00/p

Park Entrance Fee : R32.00/p for SA residentds and R95.00/p for international visitors.

Equipment : Sturdy walking shoes, day pack, water and snacks, all weather outer shell and optional walking poles.

There are water points on all three routes.

Group size : 2 to 15 guests.

Reservation : Mark - 082 213 5931 or walk@gardenroutetrail.co.za

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Blombos Trail

The Blombos Trail is a magnifiscent dune fynbos trail between Sedgefield and Wildside.

Highlights :

Fynbos

Milkwood Forest

Panoramic coastal views

Cost :

Guided Walk : R480.00/p

Park Entrance Fee : R40.00/p irrespective of nationality

Equipment : Sturdy walking shoes, day pack, water and snacks, all weather outer shell and optional walking poles.

There are NO water points or surface water on the route.

Group size : 2 to 15 guests.

Reservation : Mark - 082 213 5931 or walk@gardenroutetrail.co.za

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Outeniqua Trail Stage

The Outeniqua is South Africa's oldest and longest trail, spanning 108km from it's mountanous start at Bergplaas to the coastal forest finishing at Harkerville.

Some of the stages are ideal as a one day hike, though once you have done one stage you will want to carry on for a few more days.

A popular stage to do is the section between the Platbos Hut to Jubilee Creek, a 15km hike with a refreshing river crossing and plenty dung samples of the mysterious Forest Elephants.

Cost :

Guided Walk : R480.00/p

Park Entrance Fee : R130.00/p for a permit to be on the trail.

Equipment : Sturdy walking shoes, day pack, water and snacks, all weather outer shell and optional walking poles.

There is one water point on the route.

Group size : 2 to 15 guests.

Reservation : Mark - 082 213 5931 or walk@gardenroutetrail.co.za

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