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Multi-Day Trails

Slackpacker SA-approved multi-day hiking trails and trekking routes all offer a high standard of hospitality, guiding, catering and accommodation. Routes in interesting and varied locations provide for a total experience of spectacular scenery, natural environment and fauna and flora, combined with local people, food and culture.

Serviced accommodation ranges from plush to comfortable and always comes complete with hot showers. Fixed menus are focused on traditional cuisine, with some flexibility to cater for specific needs. Local wines and a range of beverages complete the picture.

Overnight luggage is transferred between venues and transport can be provided to and from the start of the trails. Further logistical support is available, including airport shuttles and hotel pick-ups. Overnight venues are all accessible by vehicle and emergency medical assistance is available.

Contact us for trail-specific details such as dates, locations, distances, degree of difficulty, appropriate fitness levels, duration, booking procedures, etc.

Talk to us about your special interests – we could design a customised itinerary or private trail to suit your needs. For tour packages, to combine different trails, or to include other attractions and outdoor activities, see our Tour Options.

Table Mountain Trail
Wake up on Table Mountain, high above the city of Cape Town

For a world-class hiking experience, come walk with us through a National Park that is fully contained within the municipal boundaries of a world-class city. The Table Mountain range falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom Natural World Heritage Site. Various routes offer spectacular views over Table Bay, the Atlantic Coastline and False Bay, all the way to Cape Point.

Select anything from a short overnight excursion to the full six-day Hoerikwaggo Trail. A popular option is the three day/two night trail, starting with a City walking tour that takes in some of Cape Town’s major attractions and ends with a night at the Overseer’s Cottage, above Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and False Bay.

There are options for the moderately-fit, through to the very-fit.

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Oyster Catcher Trail
Garden Route, from Mossel Bay to the Gourits river (389km from Cape Town)

This trail is an exciting coastal hiking experience along a marine-rich coastline with unspoiled beaches. It is rated as one of the Top 5 Hiking Trails in South Africa by Getaway magazine.

You can swim in safe bays, snorkel in tidal pools or simply meander along the beaches and sea cliffs. Your guide will teach you about the habits of whales, dolphins and sea birds, including the African Black Oystercatcher. Along the way you will see spectacular wilderness dunes and visit ancient caves, fish traps and Khoi-San middens.

Select from a three to four-day trail. For the moderately fit.

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Wellington Wine Walk
Wellington Valley, Western Cape (75km from Cape Town)

Hike through indigenous fynbos, vineyards, orchards and olive groves, and stop along the way to sample some of the Cape’s best wines, brandies, olives and cheeses. Walk at an easy pace and enjoy the scenery, as well as the cellar tours.

This trail stretches over 14 wine farms from Bain’s Kloof to the foot of the Du Toit’s Kloof mountain pass and takes in two buchu farms, as well as a number of olive groves. Overnight on historic Huguenot farms that offer traditional Cape cuisine and South African hospitality.

This three to four-day trail runs from March to November to avoid the summer heat. Suitable for most fitness levels.

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Green Mountain Trail
Elgin / Grabouw Valley - (100km from Cape Town)

Trek through pristine fynbos-covered landscape within the beautiful Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy stunning views over the vast Overberg region, including the rolling Houw Hoek mountains and as far afield as Hermanus and Walker Bay. See ox-wagon trails carved into the rock by the early pioneers, when they trekked inland.

Compare wines from various producers in this region and learn about the role of biodiversity conservation in sustainable wine production.

There are three or four-day trails to choose from. For the moderately fit.

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Boesmanskloof Trail
Greyton to McGregor (130km from Cape Town)

This very popular trail includes some of the most prolific stands of Protea in the Western Cape. Arrive in Greyton the evening before to enjoy the fine cuisine and hospitality for which this historic town is famous.

The initial route climbs up the track of the unsuccessful attempt to build a road between the two towns. The path winds through a magnificent valley and there are pools below the Oakes Falls to cool off in, before the final trek up to the end point. From here you will be transported to your overnight accommodation in McGregor.

The following morning you could hike back the same way to Greyton, or you could choose the 14 km one-way hike as part of a tour package, to take in some of the other attractions of the area.

A two-day/one-night trail, or a one-way hike. For the moderately fit.

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Dolphin Trail
Tsitsikamma Coast, Garden Route (600km from Cape Town)

Starting at the same point as the famous Otter Trail, this is the more comfortable option. For two days you can hike the magnificent Tsitsikamma Coast over a distance of 17km. The trail starts in the Tsitsikamma National Park at Storms River Mouth. It winds its way eastwards through natural fynbos and pristine indigenous forest, over rugged rocks at the waters edge, and ends on the banks of the Sandrift River at The Fernery Guest House.

This trail includes two days’ walking and three overnights. For the moderately fit.

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Garden Route Trail
Wilderness to Brenton-on-Sea, Garden Route (450km from Cape Town)

The Garden Route Trail is a relaxed coastal walk through diverse habitats and vegetation. The emphasis of the trail is on enviro-information and birding, and it includes two relaxed canoe stages. Beginning in Wilderness, it traverses two nature reserves (Wilderness National Park and Goukamma Nature Reserve) to finish on the western edge of the Knysna Lagoon. The trail passes through some of South Africa's largest tracts of remaining Afromontane forests, as well as Milkwood dune forests, wetlands, beaches, rock pools and lagoon habitats.

The trail covers 63km and recommended starting dates coincide with tidal cycles, to maximize firm-sand walking at low tide for the beach stages.

A five-day trail. For the moderately fit.

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