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Fynbos, Whales and Wine

Diversity Trail - Walker Bay

Discover the wonders of Walker Bay’s nature, culture and heritage on this new four-night luxury slackpacking trail which journeys through the fynbos, forests and coastline of Grootbos Nature Reserve and Walker Bay.

Maseke Wilderness Trail

On-foot Safari

This is a unique ‘mobile safari’ – where passage is on foot, and nights are spent in a mobile tented camp, set-up in a new wilderness location each night. Come trail burden-free, whilst we prepare camp and dinner.'

Hotel Hopping

Slackpacking Southern Wild Coast

If your idea of a hiking holiday is as much about the chilled wine, comfy bed and seafood dinner, then look no further than the Lower Wild Coast Hotel-Hopping trails. Starting at Kob Inn and finishing at Cintsa, we have 3-7 night options.

Adventures in Kosi

Walking & Snorkeling the Kosi Lakes

This walking trail is an escape into one of the most ecologically diverse parts of South Africa. Fern and swamp forests, savannah and secluded beaches. Overnighting in comfortable bush and beach camps with catering, guiding, snorkeling, and a 3 lakes boat-trip.

Aim for the summit

Hike to the Roof of Africa

Reach the top of the escarpment and source of the Tugela River, where you can stand atop the second highest waterfall in the world. On our 3 day Amphitheatre hike you’ll overnight in comfy mountain lodges, have your meals catered for, and can have your backpack portered.

Vulture Sightings

Walk the Raptor's Way

Overnighting in high mountain cabins, this newly launched slackpacker, offers a birds-eye view of one of only two vulture colonies in the Drakensberg. Just 3hrs drive from the major airports, this trail offers the perfect long weekend getaway from Joburg and Durban.

Vine & Wine - Robertson

Vine, Walk & Wine in Robertson

Walk and wine through vineyards and olive groves in the Robertson-Ashton valley. Overnighting at a 4-star country manor, you’ll wine(d) and taste your way through some prominent wine estates, artisan eateries, and discover less known treasures along the way.

Falls 2 Falls

Karkloof Slackpack Trail

Hike through giant yellowwood forests and mistbelt grasslands to the forgotten falls of the Karkloof, on our 3 day Midlands Slackpacker. The Falls2Falls is a fully catered, luggage-supported trail encompassing some of the least discovered parts of Midlands countryside.

Exploring Mtentu

Red Dunes & Kloofing - Mtentu Explorer

Walk the Wild Coast, 2hrs from Durban. Our 3 Night Mtentu-Explorer takes you to private beaches, forgotten falls and pristine estuaries. Overnighting in a homestay the first night and a joint-venture eco-camp the next two– your stay bolsters the local economy, much needed in the fight against mining.

Northern Berg MTB

High Berg vistas and sublime singletrack

One of the few self-guided MTB tours with bikes available for hire. Expertly crafted single-track, majestic mountain views, fully catered lodgings, and close enough away for a weekend getaway.

Waterfalls and Swimholes

Pondo Falls

If driving from Gauteng or KZN, our 5 Day Pondo-Falls, starting at Port Edward and finishing at Grosvenor, is a good option to consider. Especially, if you wish to have catering provided all the way. With accommodation in a friendly homestay, community and private lodge, this hike packs an authentic mix of experience, and can also potentially be arranged over holiday periods.

Adventure & Reflection

Tugela Bushcamp - heart of KZN

Whether its adventure, nature, or relaxation you after, the surrounds & company of Tugela Bushcamp offer the perfect tonic. From birding & fishing to 4x4'ing, mtb-biking, river rafting and trail-running, and newly launched nature and yoga-focused ‘Retreats’

Turtle Tracking

Kosi Mouth to Mabibi Luxury Slackpacker

Combining the best of the Kosi Lakes with Maputalands finest beaches, we offer two 'Turtle Trail' Slackpacker’s. Both start out at Kosi Mouth and finish at Lala Nek or Mabibi with snorkelling, kayaking and a boat safari.

Pafuri Walking Trail

Walking Wild in Pafuri, Northern Kruger

Come and explore one of Africa’s last great wildernesses on foot - Pafuri, northern Kruger. The private trails camp, used as our base for exploration, is positioned on the banks of the Luvuvhu River, an idyllic setting where animals congregate and over which the moon waxes and wanes.

Gugs Retreat

Yoga, Cobra and Snorkel

Enjoy barefoot wanderings, forest bathing, yoga, coaching and mindful plant-based eating on our 4 day Wellness Retreat at Gugs, Maputaland - Northern KZN.

Rewild and go with the flow

Tugela Canyons Hiking Trail

On this trail one can expect wild terrain, diverse game and bird encounters, delicious campfire cuisine, and a journey into the heart of the Tugela gorge. Easily adapted to trail runners, mountain-bikers and fishermen alike. One night spent wild camping, and two nights in the lodge.