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Hiking Trails

Helderberg Nature Reserve 

 An easy to difficult, 4-6 hour long walk with various options.

 

Helderbergplaas 

A 1 or 2 day circular route with various options, moderate to very difficult. Overnight huts are available.

 

Taaibos 

An 11km/1 day,  moderate to very difficult circular route. A camp site is available. 

 

Looking at a wider base than just Grabouw.
 
Genadendal 
 
A two day 25,3km trail. which is considered to be fairly strenuous. The trail starts and finishes in the historic settlement of Genadendal which dates back more than 200 years to when a Moravian mission was established. For those wishing to overnight before setting out on the trail, accommodation can be arranged through the church.
 
Boland: Hottentots-Holland Section
 
A 43km, 3 days trail near Grabouw, it has shorter options available. It is of average difficulty and is a circular route although there are some linear options. It is in the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve.
 
 
Buys se Pad
A 20km, 6 hours circular route of average difficulty near Grabouw.
 
 
Hottentots-Holland: Suicide Gorge
 
An 18km, 9hour long, circular day walk involving some kloofing  and is quite strenuous. There is no accommodation available and no camping is allowed in the reserve.
 
 
Hottentots-Holland: Riviersonderend
 
A 15km,  6hour long day walk which is difficult and circular, involving some kloofing. It is in the nature reserve, where there is  no accommodation or camping.
 
 
Hottentots-Holland: Boesmanskloof-Orchard Route
 
A 30km, 2 day,  circular hiking trail. There is a hut available.
 
 
Hottentots-Holland: Boegoekloof
 
A 24km, 8 hour long, average,  return day walk in the nature reserve. There is no accommodation or camping in nature reserve.
 
 
Hottentots-Holland: Groenland
 
A 22km, 7 hour long day walk which is average and cicular. It is in the nature reserve where there is no accommodation or camping.
 
Hottentots-Holland: Palmiet
  
A 6km, 2hour long route in the nature reserve which is easy and also safe for blind persons and persons with a disability but is not suitable for wheelchairs.
 
 
Jonkershoek
 
A 28km,2 day, one way hiking trail,  in the nature reserve with huts available.
 
 
Landroskop
 
An 18km, 2 day,  circular hiking trail near Grabouw with a lodge available.
 
 
Palmiet
  
A 6km,  2hours long walk in the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve. It is easy and is safe for blind persons but is not suitable for wheelchairs. It has tapping rails of pine logs;
 
 
Boesmanskloof Trail
 
A linear hiking trail of 17km, stretching from Greyton to McGregor through the beautiful Riviersonderend conservation area.
 
Arrange transport from the end of the trail unless attempting it in both directions, which is a popular option.
 
Plenty of excellent overnight accommodation is available in both towns.
 
Note that the McGregor end finishes at Die Galg which is approximately 14km outside McGregor.
 
The trail is considered fairly strenuous and hikers should be fit and well equipped.
 
 
 
Heron Trail
This 3km long hiking trail near Greyton is suitable for most people. Meandering through succulent Karoo vegetation, it takes one to two lovely dams equipped with bird hides. 
 
175 bird species recorded in the reserve
 
Rooikat Trail
The Rooikat trail, near Greyton, is 19km long. It is circular and winds up and around the Elandsberg mountains and is fairly strenuous. The trail itself is quite rugged and good hiking boots should be worn.

 
Fernkloof
 
A network of 40km of hiking trails near Hermanus of easy to average difficulty with overnight facilities available.
 
Hermanus Coastal
 
A13km, easy, one way day walk near Hermanus.

 
Highlands
 
A 37km, 2 day, average, circular. route in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. There are no facilities at base but there is an overnight hut on the trail.
 
 
Kogelberg Highlands Trail
 
The Kogelberg Nature Reserve is situated near Kleinmond and is well known for its diversity of fynbos species.
 
The first day of the trail is 21km long and the second 16km. 
 
It is a trail well worth doing. It is classed as moderate to long.
 
 
Oudebosch
 
A 12km circular day walk of average difficulty with accommodation nearby. It is near Kleinmond.
 
Palmiet River Valley Walk
 
This easy 9-18 km trail hugs the Palmiet River, then takes you deep into the Kogelberg reserve to the Stokoe bridge and back again and is graded as easy.
 
Perdeberg Trail
 
Near Kleinmond, this is a moderate out and back day walk leading through diverse fynbos, and also provides vistas over the coastline and Palmiet River valley.
 
Three Sisters 
A 9km day walk near Kleinmond of difficult nature. It is a circular route and there is a hut available.

 

Bosluis
 
A 26km, 2 day trail with a 1 day trail available. It is an easy, circular route with an overnight hut.
 
Grootkloof
 
A12km day walk near Riviersonderend, circular and of average difficulty, with shorter alternatives and a camp site available.
 
 
Salmonsdam
 
Various day walks in the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve near Stanford of average difficulty with overnight hut and camp site available.
 
 
Salmonsdam
 
Various day walks in the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve near Stanford of average difficulty with overnight hut and camp site available for paraplegic and blind persons
 
Boland: Hottentots Holland Trail
 
A 43km, 3 day hiking trail with shorter and other options available. It is of average difficulty and is a circular route but does have some options linear and is in the nature reserve.
 
 
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