The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom near Gansbaai that can be undertaken as a fully guided and catered slackpacking hiking trail or as a self-guided and catered hiking trail.
The trail 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 will you see?
The trail has been cut in the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and links together a number of natural, historical, cultural and social attractions.
A coastal section can be added on to the start of the Fynbos Trail.
Hikers adding this section to the core Fynbos Trail enjoy an afternoon walk along the coast with a guided tour of the Drip Kelders cave. Hikers then overnight at a guesthouse in De Kelders, then after a hearty breakfast hit the trail the next morning. The route takes hikers along the beautiful Klipgat Trail on the De Kelders coastline overlooking Walker Bay.
Fynbos Trail was established by Sean and Michelle Privett and is run from Witkrans Farm, a member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. Sean has a Masters Degree in Botany and an enormous passion for fynbos and its conservation. His broad knowledge of the Cape flora, dedication to its conservation and passion to share his knowledge with others, has earned him a reputation both locally and internationally as a leader in developing practical, fynbos conservation initiatives.
By hiking the trail you will be contributing directly towards the conservation and social development work of the partners within the conservancy. Some of the funds generated by the trail are re-invested by the conservancy into clearing alien vegetation, managing fire and documenting and monitoring flora and fauna within the conservancy.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"By far the best slackpacking trail I've done. The guiding was excellent; the food innovative, fresh and tasty; the company very entertaining and the champagne...well, let's just say it went down well. Thanks Billy, Sean, Colleen and Michelle for such a stimulating time. BEST OF ALL: the fynbos flowers donned their flawless beauty all the way along the trail - despite the rain. Stupendously beautiful and just perfect"