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

Just to say we had a fabulous hike. We enjoyed every minute. The organisation was world class and how our teas, lunches, trees and transport (miraculously) appeared was amazing. Billy was a brilliant guide. He kept us entertained and informed for the full duration of the hike. His knowledge and understanding of the Fynbos and insects was amazing. His explanations of the inter relationships between plants, insects, the topography and soil types opened our minds and eyes to the incredible beauty of this area. Hiking without a Billy would be like walking in the dark. He shone a light on the whole experience. Thank you Billy – we had such fun. Sean your book and our chats with you was definitely the icing on the cake – Thank you!! Thanks for accommodation our idiosyncrasies and adapting your hike for us - it is much appreciated. Nina, thanks for all the administration and other tasks you did (in the background) which often go unnoticed. Michelle – On the Sunday - thank you for opening your home to 5 hikers – the tea and cake was yummy. You have a (most) beautiful home. I will watch the growth of my tree with interest and have already committed to bringing my grandchildren to see it once they are old enough. Thank you all for making our hike so special. But more importantly for managing and protecting this piece of paradise so my grandchildren can also enjoy it – sometime in the future. We wish you every success with the Fynbos trail – it was a humbling experience to have taken part. Thank you for the genuine friendship of all the Fynbos team.


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