Blue Mountain Trail
The Blue Mountain Trail is a three day slackpacking trail, starting in Bot River, traversing pristine fynbos wilderness, forests, private farm land and crossing parts of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, on the south side of the Elgin Valley. The vistas from the Perdeberg Mountain over the Palmiet River and Kleinmond estuary are up with the most magnificent of the region. The accommodation is in four star guest houses and farm stay, with delicious country food, wine tastings, baggage transfers and a experienced fynbos guide. The trail is 50km in total.
Away from regular transport hub, self-drive or transfers by arrangement – Overberg Transfers and Gaffleys
Trip Duration / Options
3 days / 3 nights – fully catered and guided
Start / Finish
Start: Wildekrans Country House – GPS: 34˚12’20.80 S / 19˚08’89.30 E
Finish: Almenkerk Wine Estate – GPS: 34˚12’42.20 S / 19˚08’89.30 E
Daily Time / Distances
Day 1: 18.5 km
Day 2: 16 km
Day 3: 12 km
See itinerary for timing
On a grading of Easy – Moderate – Strenuous.
This trail would be rated as moderate
A moderate degree of overall fitness required.
Technical detail / Terrain
On path, some ascents and descents, mostly contour, only optional technical exposure. Mountain terrain and farm terrain. Variable underfoot conditions, uneven and stony in places with natural rock and loose sand in others.
1st night at Wildekrans Country House – four star graded farm stay.
Last two nights at South Hill Vineyards – four star graded
Food Supply / Catering
Fully catered for breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine tastings.
Cold beverages and extra wine for own account.
Logistic support / Guiding
All luggage transport included. Walkers to carry day pack for lunch, water and own stuff.
Trail guided by fully trained, passionate and knowledgeable accredited guides.
Trails are mostly exclusive through both private and public land. Fynbos endemic to the Kogelberg. Food and wine definite highlights
Fauna & Flora
The core of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a world heritage site. Home to the cape leopard (seldom seen), buck, porcupine. Lizards, Agamas and birdlife.
Climate Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall. Each season has its own highlights. Walks are customized to best manage all weather conditions.
Seasonality & Best Time Year
Each season has its highlights. Late August to November and March to May are prime times
Minimum 6 persons – maximum 10 persons sharing
R8950 per person sharing
- All meals and accommodation, transport of luggage between venues
- Transfers by arrangement
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
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