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Walking Experiences

Multi-day Walking Experiences

Outeniqua Walking Experience

Outeniqua Walking Experience
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Karoo Walking Experience

Karoo Walking Experience
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Forest2 Coast Meander

Forest2Coast Walking Experience with Wide Open spaces
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Day Walking Experiences

Herold Wine Trail

Herold Wine Trail with WOSPaces

Starts at the Outeniqua Railway Museum. A one-hour trip on the Outeniqua Power Van to the top of the Montagu Pass.

Disembark the train and walk 9km to Herold Wines where you can have
lunch/wine-tasting.

After lunch you are transported back to the Outeniqua
Railway Museum by shuttlebus to collect your vehicle.

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Groeneweide Trail

Groeneweide Trail with WO Spaces

The trail ranges from 13km to 9km, through dense forested vegetation and numerous streams that one crosses on the trail. This unique forest trail offers one the opportunity to do some “Forest Bathing” which is the Japanese practice of relaxation which encompasses the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees and observing nature while breathing deeply.

The vegetation includes Yellow trees, Saffron trees, Ironwood trees, amongst the many other species of forest vegetation. The birdlife is plentiful with birds such as the Knysna Turaco (Loerie), Narina Trogan, various species of thrushes and the Starred Robin, regularly seen on the trails. 

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Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary

Ubuntu Trail with WOSpaces

An 11km trail on a farm in the mountains between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn on the northern side of the Robinson Pass.

The trail includes an interesting San rock art site as well as amazing mountain views and flowers and plants from the Cape Floral Kingdom.

The walk ends with a unique opportunity to view how a predator and raptor rescue
facility operates.

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Gourikwa Nature Reserve

Gourikwa Nature Reserve with WO Spaces

The reserve is 2000ha and is located a few kilometres from the Gouritz River Mouth. It has 5km of pristine coastline and a rich variety of indigenous fauna and flora.

The trail’s distance ranges from 7km to 11km and includes a section called “Oumansbaard” (Old Man’s Beard), one of the last remaining coastal forested areas of the southern Cape. The nature reserve also has an un-manned lighthouse, called the Ystervark (Porcupine) Lighthouse and tours of the lighthouse can be arranged on request.

The Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve has wonderful self-catering accommodation and weekend or mid-week walking experiences can be organised on request.

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Dikkop Walking Trail

Dikkop Trail with WO Spaces

This is a 9km trail on the western side of the Garden Route Dam for those wanting a walk of about 2 hours and 30 minutes, through the forest and bushed area on the banks of the dam.

The birdlife is very active on this trail and the Knysna Turaco (Loerie) are common in the
forested areas.

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Goukamma Nature Reserve

Goukamma Trail with WO Spaces

The Goukamma Nature Reserve is 2500ha in size and includes a coastal section which is a Marine Protected Area and an inland section that has an extensive dune field with some of the highest vegetated dunes in South Africa.

The trail is 13km long and covers both inland and coastal sections of the reserve. The vegetation consists of coastal fynbos and coastal forest. The reserve is home to grysbok, bushbuck, bushpig, porcupine, vervet monkeys. Caracal (Rooikat), water and grey mongoose, the honey badger (ratel) and otters. More than 220 species of birds have been recorded at the reserve including the African spoonbill, African fish eagle, African marsh harrier, Knysna turaco, 3 species of kingfisher, the African black oystercatcher and occasionally the endangered African penguin.

Offshore bottlenecked and hump backed dolphins can sometimes be seen frolicking in the waves. Between July and December, the Southern right whale is found close to the shore.

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