The 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 slack packing trail or as a self-guided and catered trail. The trail 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.

What will you see?

The trail has been cut in the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and links together a number of natural, historical, cultural and social attractions on private...read more

Coastal Trail

A coastal section can be added on to the start of the Fynbos Trail.

Hikers adding this section to the core Fynbos Trail enjoy an afternoon walk along the coast with a guided tour of the Drip Kelders cave. Hikers then overnight at a guesthouse in De Kelders, then after a hearty breakfast hit the trail the next morning. The route takes hikers along the beautiful Klipgat Trail on the De Kelders coastline overlooking Walker Bay. The rocky cliffs at De Kelders are amongst...read more

The Team

Walker Bay Trails was established by Sean and Michelle Privett and is run from Witkrans Farm, a member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. Sean has a Masters Degree in Botany and an enormous passion for fynbos and its conservation. His broad knowledge of the Cape flora, dedication to its conservation and passion to share his knowledge with others, has earned him a reputation both locally and internationally as a leader in developing practical, fynbos conservation initiatives....read more

Option 1: Full slackpacking, guided


Overnight accommodation at fully equipped Fynbos Retreat and Witkrans, two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts Read more

Option 2: Unguided slackpacking


Overnight accommodation at fully equipped Fynbos Retreat and Witkrans, two dinners, two lunches and two breakfasts Read more

Option 3: Self Guided, self catering


Overnight accommodation at fully equipped Fynbos Retreat and Witkrans, route map and narrative. Please note this is a circular route that takes hikers all the way back to the start at Steynsbos. Read more

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