Welcome to The 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 to Hermanus Overberg, has a two or three night option and takes hikers along a beautiful stretch of trail through coastal and mountain fynbos, remote forests and visits some fascinating environmental and social projects along the way. Ideal for those looking for a walking holiday in Cape Town, South Africa.

What are people saying

I’d like to thank all of you for your hospitality and for looking after us so well. The whole Privett family, from Grandpa Dave to Sean to the two youngsters (death by chocolate pudding) and, of course, Michelle; Leopard Mike for sharing his knowledge and super photos (and so willingly helping with the food and chauffeuring); Pizza Mike for making sure we didn’t go hungry and showing us what pizzas should be like; Ingrid for being so kind and attentive; Kosi for looking after us in the cave and fetching and carrying our luggage; Lindsay for showing us around the wonderful farm and for the lovely lunch; our first night hosts at Bellamente who made sure we lacked for nothing and last, but definitely not least, Christoff. A fount of information of all things flora and fauna – and lots in between – great sense of humour and endless patience to put up with us all and for making sure we didn’t get lost, injured or left behind. Our experience is being spread far and wide and I think there are lots of folk who wished they had come with us. So thanks again, all, and let’s hope that our trees flourish (what a wonderful idea) and that when we next visit there is a forest of Cumhike plantings. The gift of the Grootbos Nature Reserve book was extremely generous as was the pot of fynbos honey and, of course, our Flower Valley certificate. [Coastal + Option 1]