Hiking along the Garden Route.....

Join us as we explore the best Slackpacking trails in South Africa

4 night / 5 day hiking trail
R9 950.00 pp sharing
Tented accommodation



  • Tented accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner every day
  • Picnic lunches
  • Professional guides
  • All internal transfers
  • Park fees
  • All listed activites
  • Collections and returns to and from the Plett airport



  • Optional activities (these can be arranged and decided while on tour and are for your own cost)
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages but we do offer an honesty bar!



  • Our camp sites are at Bitou Valley Bush Camp and Natures Valley camp
  • Hot showers with clean hygenic facilities
  • Dome tent (2.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 high) that includes bed, bed linen, bath towel, bedside table and night light – sleeps two pax




Plett Trail Itinerary



Day 1             


15h00              Collections and Transfers

15h30              Transfer to Bitou Valley

17h00              Introduction by your tour leader and guide

19h00              Dinner around the campfire

                        Overnight at Bitou Valley



Day 2              Circles in the Forest – Rheenendal


07h00              Breakfast & debrief on days’ activities

08h30              Transfer to Rheenendal for tour start

09h30              Circles in the Forest Tour

14h00              Lunch:  Tooties Country Restaurant

17h00              Afternoon Diepwalle forest tour

18h00             Return to camp

19h00              Dinner and overnight at Bitou Valley Bush camp



Day 3              Keurbooms to Natures Valley


08h00              Breakfast & debrief

10h30              Transfer to Keurbooms for trail start

                        Full morning trail along the coast  to Forest Hall

13h00              Picnic lunch

14h30              Afternoon forest hike from Forest Hall to Keurbooms

17h30              Transfer to Natures Valley camp site

19h00              Dinner around the fire

                        Overnight at the Nature’s Valley camp



Day 4              Nature’s Valley Trail


08h00              Breakfast and briefing on the day’s excursion

09h00              Full morning hike along the Kalanderkloof Trail

14h00              Lunch at the Bramon wine estate

15.30               Keurbooms River cruise

19h00              Dinner at the Nature’s Valley camp



Day 5              Robberg Peninsula


07h30              Breakfast and debrief

08h30              Transfer to Robberg Peninsula

09h00              Full morning hike around the Robberg Peninsula

13h00             Picnic lunch at Robberg Nature Reserve

14h00              Farewell, trail end


Optional Activities


  • Hog Hollow (half day) Horse Trail & lunch at Newstead Wine Estate
  • Keurbooms Kayaking & lunch at Thyme & Again



Trail Descriptions



Day 2

Circles In The Forest


Where                         SANParks Rheenendal

What to Take                Comfortable walking shoes, hat, costume, binoculars, refreshments, repellent    

Distance                      4km

Time                            3 to 4 hours


Trail Description

Around 100 years ago, Knysna experienced a short lived gold rush. The Millwood trail provides one the opportunity to walk through this past and visualize the lives of the miners who ventured into these forests to find their fortunes. Unfortunately, most of the mining village which had a hotel, post office, bank and general dealer no longer exist.


The hike through the indigenous forest and fynbos is stunning; a small stream flows perennially and the forest is silent, lush and cool. You will pass numerous mine shafts, a graveyard and small museum which on reflection will bring home the difficulties these early pioneers had to endure.



Day 3             

Keurbooms To Natures Valley


Where                         Keurbooms to Natures Valley

What to bring              Comfortable walking shoes, swimming costume, binoculars

Features                      Fynbos and coastal forest, sandy beaches and an estuary

Distance                      12km

Difficulty                      Fairly strenuous, moderate fitness required

Time                            6 hours


Trail Description      

The trail begins at the picnic site at Keurbooms beach. The first part of the walk is along the beautiful coast line up to Forest Hall where you will enjoy a picnic lunch.


The trail then goes through typical coastal Fynbos, but this soon gives way to forest as one nears Salt River. Typical tree species include Yellowwoods, False Saffron and Candlewood. On this walk, keep a look out for a variety of wildlife – bushbuck, bushpig, vervet monkeys, baboon and the cape Clawless Otter are common to the area, as well as Fish Eagle, Kingfishers and numerous coastal pelagic species. The hike passes Blue Rocks and culminates on the Natures Valley beach.



Day 4

Nature’s Valley - Kalanderkloof & Uitsig


Where             Nature’s Valley

Bring                Comfortable walking shoes, costume, binoculars, refreshments, repellent.

Features          Fynbos, indigenous forest in a seclude valley and magnificent views.

Distance          5km

Difficulty          Moderate, the walk should preferably be undertaken in the afternoon.

Time                2 hours


Trail Description

The Kalanderpad trail is well signposted to the viewpoint, which provides magnificent views across the entire valley, the Tsitsikamma mountains and the sea. The trail transects the deep forest in the valley where there is an abundance of massive Outeniqua

Yellowwood trees, noted to be some of the tallest in the entire Garden Route.  Another feature of the botany of the Kalanderpad are the Giant Strelitzia’s which are related to the common banana tree, yet here in a forest, they seem strangely out of place.


The trail continues down the valley to a small stream where are an abundance of giant ferns. The forest is eerie and silent and the two hour hike is an experience that should not be missed.



Day 5

Robberg Peninsula Trail


Where                         Plettenberg Bay

What to Take                Comfortable walking shoes, costume, binoculars,refreshments, repellent.

Features                      Spectacular views of the rocky coastline, Nelson’s cave and its 160 000-year-old palaeontology site

Distance                      Three Trails:  2,2km The Gap/5.6km White sands/11km The Point

Difficulty                      The entire 11 km trail to The Point is extremely difficult

Time                            1 hour, 2 hours and 6 hours


Trail Description

The Robberg peninsula is also known as the “Cape Point” of the Garden Route, due to its spectacular natural beauty and diverse marine ecology. Set in a Marine Protect Area, three trails are set out in a clockwise direction. We will decide on the day which trial to follow but recommend the half day trail due to our timing.


While walking you are likely to see dolphins and or hump back whales on the north homeward route, seals and even great white sharks. Pelagic bird species are plentiful and in abundance



What you need to Bring

  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Anorak and jersey
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Rucksack for water and picnic lunches


Find out more:   bookings@bhejane.com