Self guided self catered option

The Fynbos trail is excited to have launched its self guided, self catering option with a brand new circular route that takes you back to the start.   A recent guest who chose this option (with the added option of portaging) sums up her experience with the following feedback:


Hikers on The Fynbos Trail

‘As someone who has been privileged to do “big” hikes such as Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua, I can vouch that the Fynbos trail was one of the nicest gems of a trail I have done in a long while! Conveniently close to Cape Town to break away for a weekend from a stressed life and to land in a world filled with unbelievable specimens of fynbos, bird life and  comfortable, walkable hills! And the luxury of a warm, soft bed and a warm shower together with not carrying a 20kg back pack is out of this world!!  I have already told some friends of this gem and will spread the word although a bit reluctantly, as I almost would like to keep this secret to myself!!’

The Fynbos Trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom that can also be undertaken as a fully guided and catered slackpacking trail or as a self-guided and self-catered trail.

This trail, just two hours from Cape Town and close to Hermanus Overberg (between Stanford & Gansbaai), 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.

Enjoy the video for more information

Please click here for the full information pack on the self-guided, self catered trail option.

Below are the maps and profiles for each day (click on them to make them larger):


Fynbos Trail Day 1 map and profile


Fynbos Trail Day 2 Map and profile


Fynbos Trail Day 3 map and profile for Self guided, self catered hikers

To find out more, email Michelle on




This entry was posted in Fynbos Trail. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.