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

We had a wonderful three days on the Fynbos Trail. It really is a magical experience. As I wrote to our daughter in Johannesburg this morning: The fynbos is magnificent (I have never seen so many leucospermum bushes before, but there were lots of other beautiful plants to see too), the organisation was efficient and effective, the accommodation was very comfortable, the catering was excellent, all the staff we met were friendly and helpful and the guides were outstanding. Please convey our thanks to Perdita, Jan and their staff at The Fynbos Retreat; to the delightful young man who transported our lunch on Wednesday and helped us to plant trees; to your own staff at Witkrans who were very much behind the scenes; to the staff at Grootbos who welcomed a very wet and muddy booted group into their smart lodge; and a very special thanks to Billy Robertson for a most interesting and humerous guiding experience. Our thanks to you too Sean for taking the time to act as our guide on Tuesday afternoon. It was a very special introduction to The Fynbos Trail. Michelle, a big thank you to you too for all the admin and organising behind the scenes and for your mouth watering catering for twelve hungry hikers on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.


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Travel Idea's Article

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