Green Mountain Trail

 

Staying in two different up-market guest houses, at Porcupine Hills for the first two nights and Wildekrans Country House for the second two nights, you are treated to top class hospitality and led by professionally trained guides with in depth knowledge of the region. Trek through pristine fynbos-covered landscape, partly within the beautiful Groenlandberg section Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and partly on private land. Enjoy stunning views over the vast Overberg region, including the Theewaterskloof Dam, the rolling Houw Hoek mountains and as far afield as Hermanus and Walker Bay. At the end of day one and day three hikers, are transported back to the accommodation, and dropped of at the starting point the next day.

At the end of the day enjoy wine tastings, compare wines from various producers in this region and learn about the role of biodiversity conservation in sustainable wine production.

Trail Details

Trail location

Elgin Valley

Nearest city

Grabouw

Transport options

Away from transport hub: Self-drive or shuttle by arrangement – Airport Transfer – Adam Jantjies (Overberg Transfers) and Gaffleys

Trip Duration / Options

Option 1. Four day Slackpacking – fully catered and guided.
Option 2. Private trail by arrangement

Start / Finish

Start: Porcupine Hills Guest Farm GPS: 34˚11'42.99 S / 19˚23'82.30 E
Finish: Beaumont Wine Estate GPS: 34˚13'32.64 S / 19˚12'25.69 E

Daily Time / Distances

Day 1: 18km           Day 2: 15km    Day 3: 12km Day 4: 11km

Trail Grading

On a grading of Easy – Moderate – Strenuous
This trail would be regarded as Moderate, with single track and farm roads in places.

This trail has been assessed by Green Flag Trails – http://greenflagtrails.co.za/hiking-trails-international/

Physical Fitness

A moderate level of overall fitness is required

Technical detail / Terrain

On path, with some ascents and descents, mostly contour, with only optional technical exposure. Mountain and farm terrain, paths uneven underfoot in places.

Accommodation

Two nights at Porcupine Hills – 4 star graded farm stay; two nights at Wildekrans Country House – 4 star graded farm stay. 5 rooms – doubles, twins and singles.

Food Supply / Catering

Fulley catered for breakfast, lunch and dinner with wine tastings on some evenings.

Cold beverages and additional wine for own account.

Logistic support / Guiding

All luggage and transport between venues included. Hikers carry day packs for lunch, water and personal items.

Trail guided by fully trained, passionate and knowledgeable accredited guides.

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Highlights

Trails are mostly exclusive through both private and public land. Fynbos endemic to the Groenlandberg. Food and wines are definite highlights. See Tripadvisor reviews.

Other Activities

Wine Tasting included

Fauna & Flora

The core of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a world heritage site. Home to the cape leopard, 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.

Group Size

Minimum of 6 and maximum of 10 persons sharing

Price P/P

R11650 per person sharing

R4600 single supplement

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Price Includes

Permits for four day walking. 4 Nights four star graded accommodation. All meals : Dinner, breakfast, lunch (either packed or at a wine farm) Local hiking guides – two along individuals with different fitness levels to walk at their own pace. Luggage transfers and vehicle support.

Price excludes additional drinks, laundry and transport to and from the start.

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