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
- 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)
- 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
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
- Hog Hollow (half day) Horse Trail & lunch at Newstead Wine Estate
- Keurbooms Kayaking & lunch at Thyme & Again
Circles In The Forest
Where SANParks Rheenendal
What to Take Comfortable walking shoes, hat, costume, binoculars, refreshments, repellent
Time 3 to 4 hours
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.
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
Difficulty Fairly strenuous, moderate fitness required
Time 6 hours
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.
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.
Difficulty Moderate, the walk should preferably be undertaken in the afternoon.
Time 2 hours
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.
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
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
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