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

I wanted to extend a very sincere thank you to you all for the incredible experience of walking the Fynbos Trail last week. It was an amazing few days, and I am so grateful to you all for making it special. Sean – it was such a pleasure meeting you, and learning about the extraordinary biodiversity of the region. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your field guide, and promise to be much better informed when we visit you folks again… ha ha! Your passion for the region and all its creatures and plants is both admirable and impressive, and the whole family felt inspired. It was particularly special to have dinner with you and Michelle in your home – thank you so much for welcoming us into your space! Billy and Mike – it was a pleasure spending time with you. You both have so much to offer – knowledge in abundance, great stories and experiences to share, passion for all living components of that beautiful system, and a great sense of humor. You guys really are impressive, and you led the group with such a great attitude. I will recommend the trail to everybody I know who is going out your way! Nina – sorry we didn’t meet, but thank you for helping to set it all up. We appreciate it very much. The accommodation was great on both nights, and the food was fabulous. The pace of the walk felt really good – I suppose we were a little slow, but that’s because there were so many cool things to see! Sue, Nicholas and Megan really enjoyed it too! [Option 1]


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