GARDEN ROUTE GUIDED COASTAL AND BEACH WALKS

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GARDEN ROUTE GUIDED HIKES & WALKS NEAR GEORGE South Africa

The Cape coast is picturesque & interesting, the dunes, ancient & new are home to a variety of animals, birds & specialized plants. The dunes themselves range from active to fossilized. GoVertical will guide you along the fascinating coast, pointing out the delights of these intricate ecosystems.

 

Beach walks are best enjoyed at low tide to maximize the time to explore tidal pools & enjoy the wide beaches, so times may vary, join us on a half or full day Coastal Walk.

 

SWARTVLEI BEACH & TIDAL POOLS - WILDERNESS/ SEDGEFIELD

The wind sculpted dunes and rugged cliffs form a beautiful back drop for this unspoiled beach and the fascinating tidal pools.  As the sea rolls back at low tide, all the treasures hidden in the tidal pools are revealed; baby fish, octopus, starfish, sea snails and crabs are just some of the brightly coloured wonders we can show you.

 

ROBBERG PENINSULA -  PLETTENBERG BAY AREA

Weathered by wind & water, this unique peninsula has it all from sandy beaches, massive coastal cliffs, fynbos &  fascinating caves bearing evidence of thousands of years of climate change & habitation. You could see seals, sharks, whales, dolphins from the top of the cliffs & perhaps a clawless otter. A spectacular walk, half & full day options.

 

KRANSHOEK - PLETTENBERG BAY AREA

A varied route that offers the shade of indigenous forest and plantations, magnificent gorge views of the Kranshoek River, swimming in a natural ocean pool or Crooks River, rugged pebble beaches & coastal crags. This is a beautiful  half day walk with great diversity of habitat & scenery.

GEORGE PEAK 1337m AND CRADOCK’S BERG 1579m

Hike to the summit of these Outeniqua peaks that form the backdrop to the town of George. If you’re keen for uninterrupted 360 degree vistas of the Karoo, Coastal  plains, ocean & forest then you’ll love this hike. An altitude gain of 1330m means you work for the views but the splendor is worth it. Full day.

ELEPHANT WALK

Knysna is famous for the indigenous forest that lies preserved amongst the gorges & mountainous slopes of the Garden Route. Let GoVertical guide you through these ancient trees, the height & girth of theses ancient giants are a marvel to behold. Forest walking is a fantastic option for those hot summer days, when wandering along the clear streams, moss cover banks often brings encounters with the elusive forest creatures.

 

HISTORICAL MINE WALK

Deep in the Knysna forests are the remnants of the one of the first Gold Rushes in south Africa, the Gold Rush only lasted 5 years, but the echo’s of the past remain to this day, enjoy a historical tour through the old mines and the forest surrounding them. Half Day.

GoVertical’s guided day hikes & Knysna forest tours explore the various  forest hiking trails, Garden Route beaches, kloofs, Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains on the Garden Route around George, Knysna & Plettenberg Bay South Africa, we’ve chosen a few of our favourites, but if you have a specific trail in mind, please let us know.

All Day hikes include the following:

GoVertical Guide, Entrance fees or permits, transfers from the end of a trail back to the meeting point, full day hikes include a hikers lunch, email us for the full details on the hike of your choice.

GROENVLEI TO GOUKAMMA - SEDGEFIELD/ BUFFALO BAY AREA

A varied trail starting at  the Goukamma Reserve near Buffalo bay, you’ll cross an estuary, walk through an indigenous milkwood forest, take a scenic detour to the beach, and enjoy spectacular views from the top of the Groenvlei dune of the vleis or lakes lying to the North.  An interesting & beautiful full day hike.

Robberg Peninsula Forest StreamEndangered Black Oyster CatchersCoastal TrailBeach walk

PASS TO PASS

A gentler half day alternative to the Peak hike, this scenic walk takes you through montane fynbos from the top of the Montagu Pass via Losberg 852m with it’s beautiful views of the Outeniqua Mountains, the Keur & Malgas River Gorges to the top of the Outeniqua Pass.

GARDEN ROUTE GUIDED DAY HIKES & TRAILS

View from Cradock's Berg and George Peak hikes

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