Multi-day Trails

  • Fully catered overnight hiking trails
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Clean ablutions and warm showers
  • Overnight luggage transported (you carry day packs only)
  • Trained and experienced guides
  • Logistical support & planning

South Africa is hiking country, with numerous multi-day, overnight trails. Many of these require full hiking gear, with backpacks and the necessity to carry your own food and equipment. The best known of these is probably the five day Otter Trail, but there are many weekend excursions.

Over the last 15 to 20 years a different type of trail has emerged that we like to refer to as 'Slackpacking'. These are trails that have a higher level of comfort and avoid having to carry a heavy backpack. The hiking is not always easy, although it can be – it's on these trails that we focus.

Karkloof Falls2Falls Trail

Karkloof Falls2Falls Trail

Karkloof Fall2Falls Trail  The Karkloof Falls2Falls Trail offers the chance to immerse oneself in the natural splendor of the KZN Midlands. If magnificent waterfalls, spectacular escarpment views and gliding on a zipline through the forest canopy gets your pulse...

Giants Cup Slackpacker Trail

Giants Cup Slackpacker Trail

Giants Cup Trail  The Giants Cup Hiking Trail is part of the Drakensberg Park National Hiking Way.  The hike follows a clearly marked trail that runs southwards from Sani Pass in the north to Bushmans Nek in the south, the full trail being approximately 60km in...

Green Mountain Trail

Green Mountain Trail

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...

Dargle Discovery Trail

Dargle Discovery Trail

Dargle Discovery Trail  The Dargle Discovery is a 3-day slackpacking hike encompasses some of the best of the KZN Midlands hidden gems. Traversing privately owned land in conservancies otherwise not accessible to the public, the area is renowned for a rich...

Blue Mountain Trail

Blue Mountain Trail

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....

Cederberg 100

Cederberg 100

Cederberg 100  As the name suggests, this is 100km trek acrosss the Cederberg Wilderness area and the flagship trail of the Cederberg Heritage Route.  Spectacular rock fomations, interesting rock art, warm hearted communities and comfortable accommodation wait to...

Crayfish Trail

Crayfish Trail

Crayfish Trail  The West Coast is a region of long white beaches, stretched of sandy coastal vegetation, rocky shorelines and high cliff faces. There are remote, picturesque fishing villages, ancient rock caves and wetlands that team with birdlife. In spring the...

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail

Amphitheatre Heritage Trail  The Amphitheatre is the most recognisable and dramatically imposing feature of the entire Drakensberg range, a World Heritage Site of outstanding environmental and cultural significance. A mighty wall of basalt rises over 1000 metres...

Buffelsrivier Hiking Trail

Buffelsrivier Hiking Trail

Buffelsrivier Trail  On this 6-day hike you walk in the Karoo's own canyon, the Buffels River, as it meanders through desolate yet unique terrain in the Moordenaarskaroo. Experience the fauna, flora, geology and history of this unspoilt area. The hike starts at...

Fynbos Trail

Fynbos Trail

Fynbos Trail  The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom that can be undertaken as a fully guided and catered slackpacking trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. This trail, just two hours from Cape Town and close...

Pondo-Hopper Trail

Pondo-Hopper Trail

Pondo-Hopper Trail  Probably the most unique coastal trails in South Africa, with the opportunity to hike and explore one of this remote area of the 'Wild Coast'. The contrast between the green, grassy hills, small forest ravines and long stretches of dark, sandy...

Cederberg – Dwarsrivier Trails

Cederberg – Dwarsrivier Trails

Cederberg - Dwarsrivier Trails   The Cederberg Wilderness District is a vast area stretching roughly 400 km South to North and varying from 50km to 200km West to East. There are numerous hiking routes that very often link up with each other, stretching over the...

Whale Trail

Whale Trail

The Whale Trail is one of South Africa's iconic trails, with bookings opening a year in advance and usually sold out within a few hours of opening. The trail accommodates 12 people…

Table Mountain Overnight Trail

Table Mountain Overnight Trail

The Table Mountain Trail provides one of the rare opportunities to spend the night in comfort, high up on the slopes of Table Mountain. The Overseers Cottage….

Oukraal Trail

Oukraal Trail

The Oukraal Trail is a unique and little known trail in the Gamkaberg Mountains close to Calitzdorp, off the R62. It is an out and back trail through the…

Oystercatcher Trail

Oystercatcher Trail

One of the first 'slackpacking' trails established in South Africa, the Oystercatcher Trail is a superb coastal walk, varying from cliff paths to beach and spectacular…

Chokka Trail

Chokka Trail

Cape St Francis is probably best known as a surfing and holiday village, what is not so well known is that it is the centre of the Squid (Chokka) fishing industry…

Baviaans Camino

Baviaans Camino

Traversing one of the most remote and magnificent valleys in the country, this trail is a 'must do' for any ardent hiking enthusiast. The hills are steep and the valleys…

Scheduled Multi-day Trails

Here you'll find any scheduled trails that you can join. Trails may be booked up to one year in advance, so be sure to scroll ahead using the arrows on the left to find if there are any available.

If you would like to enquire about alternative dates, please complete the form below and you will be contacted. Alternative trail dates may be scheduled when someone makes an enquiry, and confirmed once the minimum numbers are booked.

Featured Trail

Oyster Catcher Trail

Luxury, guided walking tours along the beaches, dunes, cliffs and fynbos on the South Cape coastline near Mossel Bay on the Garden Route.

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