Walking tours South Africa
We arrange for the transportation of your luggage, route notes and arrange accommodation that offer the best service to our walkers. It allows you to walk in your own way, at your own pace to relax, discover and remember. To find out more about what you can expect on one of our walking tours South Africa, go to About us. To read about the concept, in general, go to About walking
Destinations of self-guided walking tours
Our walking tours have been carefully researched . We have selected areas that we know well and with lots to offer from a tourisn point of view and with ideal walking/hiking conditions. Our walks offer a choice of mountain and sea walks, which is ideal for different seasons.
The following self-guided walking tours are available in the Western Cape, South Africa :
Cape Town Walk : This 5 day (40 km) self-guided walking/hiking holiday is an opportunity to discover the most popular tourist destination in South Africa and Africa as a whole. This is due to its good climate and natural beauty.Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa . As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country.The city is famous for its Waterfront as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom and such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point.
Cape Winelands Walk : Starting in Somerset West, the walk offers an opportunity to experience the splendour of distinctive and spectacular countryside between Somerset West and Stellenbosch first-hand, and in depth – covering a distance of some 100 km over 7 days (6 nights) or 45 km over 4 days (3 nights). You will walk along private and secure footpaths that find their way through some of South Africa’s most esteemed wine estates – through a spectacularly varied countryside that will reveal breathtaking scenery and a rich array of flora and fauna. You will also experience the atmosphere of history in South Africa’s second oldest town, Stellenbosch76Franschhoek Valley Walk :This walk is also in the Cape Winelands. The small town of Franschhoek is surrounded by majestic mountains and beautiful vineyards and is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa. You will experience an historic village, panoramic views of the valley, enjoy warm hospitality and world class cuisine- all combine to create lasting memories.The route covers 30 km over 4 days (3 nights)
Hermanus Walk : Hermanus is famous for its champagne air, long stretches of beach, mild climate, rich floral kingdom and the best shore-based whale -watching destination in the world. It is also described as the Riviera of the South. The walk is over 4 days and covers 30-45 km
Cape Highlights Walk : Experience the best of the above four routes- Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Franschhoek and Hermanus. The program is flexible. It is ideal for first time visitors to South Africa. It includes some of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, the Atlantic coast line, historic St76ellenbosch, the winelands, whale watching in Hermanus and the unique Cape floral kingdom (Fynbos).The route is normally 160/170 km over 15 days.Kogelberg Walk : Kogelberg was South Africa’s first registered biosphere reserve. Just an hour out of Cape Town, lies an area of such natural beauty and floral diversity (Fynbos) as to be recognized perhaps the world’s greatest biodiversity hot-spot. Here we have some 1880 different plant species… the next richest is the South American rainforest with just 420 species per 10 000 square kilometres! In addition to the Fynbos you will enjoy the beautiful river and coastline. The walk is about 40 km over 4 days (3 nights)
Cederberg Drive and Hike : The Cederberg Wilderness is a World heritage area renowned for its spectacular landscapes, rock formations, botanical diversity, ancient rock art and very special hiking trails. Cederberg Drive and Hike is a 6 day hiking holiday package incorporating the unique Cederberg attractions.Southernmost Walk : The Southernmost Walk is a 5 day coastal hike at the southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The visitor will be rewarded with stunning views, beautiful beaches, pebble bays, rock pools, floral wonders and an interesting history of shipwrecks, fishermen and Khoikoi beach nomads
West Coast Walk : This is an opportunity to view the unique coast and experience life in the fishing villages St Helena Bay, Paternoster and Jacobsbaai. You will walk along gorgeous beaches and at least 30 bays, each with their own unique characteristics. The seafood from the West Coast is legendary. On your route you might spot seals, dolphins and whales. Every spring, from August to September/October, the apparently barren soil of the West Coast, from the mountains to the ocean, bursts forth in a kaleidoscopic carpet of flowers. The walk is over 4 days (3 nights) and covers 38-65 km
Kwa Zulu Natal
Drakensberg Hiking :The spectacular uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was awarded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. It offers scenic beauty, great hiking, world renowned San (bushmen) rock art and a spiritual atmosphere. The mountains exceed an average altitude of 3000 metres, forming the highest range south of Kilimanjaro. It is regarded as the “Hiking Capital” of South Africa. We offer a 6 day hiking holiday, incorporating some of the best hikes in the Drakensberg.
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Cape Triple Hikes: Cape Triple Hikes is an 11 day (10 nights) escorted hiking holiday to experience three different regions in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is an ideal holiday for visitors who enjoy hiking. Explore the Cederberg mountains, the Elgin “Green mountain” vineyards, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point, etc. All hikes fully guided on good trails, walking about 5-hrs/day, 15km maximum, accommodation and meals included (except for Cape Town, on a B&B basis). Transfers in aircon minibus.
Cederberg Heritage Walk: The Cederberg Heritage Walk offers a community-based hiking experience in the Cederberg mountains located in the Western Cape, South Africa. The hikes are escorted by local community members. It includes accommodation, meals, guided rock art visits, donkey cart drives and entrance fees. Guests stay at comfortable guesthouses, guest cottages or homestays, some in the picturesque Moravian mission villages.Overnight luggage is transported to the next night’s stay, walkers only have to carry day packs. The Cederberg Heritage Walk offers a choice of six community-based hiking trails. The routes are between two to eight nights duration and extra days can be added.
Guided hikes Cape Town : Choice of trails, based on your experience and difficulty preference. Easy, leisurely one day strolls for the not-so-fit, ideal for great photo opportunities, and not physically challenging. Choice of eleven trails. Those wanting a workout, or seeking an opportunity to gain experience on the mountain can choose from nine moderate day walks . Two challenging day hikes for the very fit, who do not mind a little rock-scramble and a little bit of adrenalin.
Guided overnight hikes in Cape Town : Overnight experiences for 1-5 nights, ranging from a 1 night up and down Table Mountain to a multi day Table Mountain luxury tented camp experience.
You are captained by a qualified mountain guide, bringing knowledgeable insight into this special experience.
Bushveld Game Walk: Our Bushveld Game Walk is an unique 5 day (4 nights) African wild life experience at Zinnshoek Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg area, Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is an exclusive safari destination with distinctive bushveld landscape and spectacular sunsets. Accompanied by an experienced guide you will encounter abundant game and birds amidst the natural beauty of the Bushveld in the heart of Africa. You can also experience unique bush camp accommodation and hospitality. Open rooms are available for the ultimate African experience
Blyde River Canyon Tour: Scenic drives and walks with panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon. Visit unique landmarks over 5 days and explore the surrounding bush with several African animal species to be seen on foot.
Kruger Park Safari: Explore the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle over five days with an opportunity to see the “Big 5” of Africa as well as a vast variety of bird and smaller animal species. Your experienced guide will explain the habits and interesting behaviour of animals on daily morning and afternoon drives. Included in this package is a night drive to find the less seen nocturnal cat species and other rare animals like the porcupine, aardvark or owls. There will also be an opportunity for a guided morning walk to see animals on foot. Overnight in Kruger Park Restcamp chalets.
Kruger Widerness Trails: Daily walks or drives in a private reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park over 5 days. Group of 4 to 8 required. Your experienced guide will introduce you to aspects of the bush that are normally overlooked when visiting the Kruger Park. You will not only be looking for the large animals but also the smaller creatures. Overnight in wilderness camps with dome style tents and necessary facilities. Enjoy bush dining in the lapa and the African night life. A close encounter with nature !
St Francis Coast Walk: You will walk between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis through parts of the Coastal Cradle of Humankind and a variety of fynbos. It is – and over 250 species of birds.
You will enjoy a cruise on the famous St Francis canals, visit the Seabird and African Penguin Rehabilitation Centre at the Seal Point Lighthouse, as well as a calamari tasting at Port St Francis.
The Sunshine Coast Adventure is a fully catered guided walk in an unspoilt natural environment between Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred. The magnificent coastal setting, beaches, bush, rivers and sunshine is a paradise for adventure seekers who enjoy hiking, whale and dolphin watching, birding, swimming, canoeing and fishing.
Wild Coast Walk: Fully catered guided walk in an unspoilt natural environment with magnificent coastal setting, beaches, bush and sunshine. Enjoy whale and dolphin watching, birding, canoeing, fishing and excellent accommodation
The Wild Coast of South Africa is one of the country’s most remote and beautiful coastlines. It is a prime hiking area with dramatic landscapes, unspoilt beaches, high dunes, wave-lashed rocks, shipwrecks, rolling hills and meandering rivers.
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