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Want a more aquatic experience then check out options of snorkeling, diving on the Sardine Run or SUPping in the Garden Route.

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Gericke's Point

 

Slackpacking.

Often referred to as the lazy way to hike, slackpacking has become incredibly popular in South Africa. Slackpacking offers a genuine multi day hiking experience without having to carry the load of a heavy backpack and several days of food..

 

 

Garden Route Coastal Trail

 

Garden Route Coastal Trail

Launched in May 2004, the Garden Route Coastal Trail is our flagship trail and was one of the original slackpacking trails in South Africa. Starting in Wilderness and finishing in Brenton On Sea, the itinerary is one of the most diverse in the country and includes forest, dune fynbos, coastal thicket, and beach stages.

 

As a fully guided and catered 5 day coastal trail, it traverses two nature reserves and includes two canoe stages and is an ideal way for multi generational family and friendship groups to explore the Garden Route and escape the crowds. Read More

 

Dunefields

 

Dune Fields Trail

Our newest trail itinerary, the Dunefields Trail is a four day trail between Woody Cape and Kenton on Sea. The hike traverses the rich diversity of the Eastern Cape, begining in pristine dune forest through to remote beaches flanked by dense coastal thicket. Blend this with hiking through sections of the largest open dune field in South Africa, and you have the makings of an incredible multi day trail.

 

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Leopard Trail

The Epitome of a wilderness trail, The Leopard Trail is a 4 day slackpacking trail through the stark wilderness of the western section of the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.

Following a loop through valleys and over a series of hills and saddles, it is a strenuous trail with second and third days making up two long stages.

If you are sure footed, love night skies and wide open spaces without any views of civilization, then this trail is for you.

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Swellendam

 

Swellendam Saunter

Based in the historic town of Swellendam, the diversity of trails in the region allows for a 3 to 5 day hiking tour with a mix of mountain Fynbos, riverine thicket and Afromontane Forest.

 

Hikes are in the Bontebok National Park, Marloth and Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

 

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Inqua Trail

 

Inqua Trail

Launched in December 2020, the Inqua Trail is an exqusite two or three day coastal trail. Traversing a series of private properties declared as a Protected Areas, the trail meanders along the shoreline and cliffs between the the Robberg Nature Reserve and the Harkerville section of the Garden Route National Park.

 

Established to create a wildlife corridor between the two nature reserves, the Robberg Coastal Corridor is unique in the bouquet of coastal slackpacking trails in South Africa in that it's primary function is for conservation, with the Inqua trail serving as a means of raising fnds for the consevation efforts.

 

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Shipwreck Trail

 

Shipwreck Trail

The Shipwreck Trail has a 4 day or 6 day option. The standard trail has basic accommodation, but Garden Route Trail offers a upgraded itinerary for guests preferring more comfortable overnight accommodation.

 

Also a diverse trail, the Shipwreck Trail is a coastal trail between Port Alfred and the Great Fish River, traversing a mix of pristine beaches, vegetated dunes, rural farmland and coastal thicket.

 

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Goukamma Nature Reserve

 

 

Outeniqua trail

As South Africa's oldest formal trail, the Outeniqua Trail is legend for it's mountain and forest terrain. Home to the remaining forest elephant, we regularly find dung along the trail. Garden Route Trail offers logistics, guiding and catering on sections of the trail. All accommodation is in the trails overnight huts.

 

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