SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE LANGEBERG & DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE - NEAR SWELLENDAM

GEORGE PEAK, CRADOCKS BERG IN THE OUTENIQUAS & SWARTVLEI - NEAR GEORGE

Sea and Summit trails are GoTrekking Africa’s overnight slackpacking tours combining a spectacular peak hike in the Garden Route Mountains,  a relaxing evening spent soaking up the local hospitality in delightful accommodation & a second day exploring rock pools, beaches & coastal dunes.

 

We have combined our favourite day hikes in different  areas along the Garden Route. The trails are guided by GoTrekking Africa , meals, accommodation & transport during the two day trail is provided. You’ll need to carry only your camera, a small day pack of personal gear and your prepared lunch during the trail. Email us for details.

The picturesque summit for this guided tour is Sleeping Beauty 1341m, the peak North of the quaint town of Riversdale. Ancient yellow wood trees & a spectacular gorge line the path to the summit. The fresh mountain streams & uninterrupted vistas of the coastal plains and beautiful Langebergmountains are some of the rewards along this trail. The night is spent in the arty town of Barrydale, which is surrounded by mountains and nestled in fertile farm lands supporting the rich fruit, wine and brandy growing region. Bistro’s, restaurants and crafts are plentiful in this tranquil setting.

 

You head South to the whale watching paradise of De Hoop Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area. Porcelain coloured dunes perch above swirling turquoise ocean and the tidal pools teeming with life. Indulge in a relaxed day hike along this coast to discover sea  creatures and explore the unique Cape Fynbos of this World Heritage site

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tradouw’s Pass, spectacular views of the Langeberg mountains and deep gorges and if time permits, a opportunity to explore Swellendam’s historical Cape Dutch buildings

SEASONAL  ATTRACTIONS

Beautiful all year round, Whale watching mainly from June to December, Fynbos flowers from August to October

George Peak and Cradock’s Berg are the iconic Outeniqua mountains that provide the spectacular background to the town of George. From the summits you’ll have 360 degree views of the Klein Karoo to the North, the Coastal plains reaching to the coast of George, Mossel Bay & Knysna and the dramatic Outeniqua Mountains. Relax after your peak hike in Wilderness, a festive little seaside town with vibey restaurants, gorgeous scenery and meandering rivers.

 

The tidal pools at Swartvlei beach are some of the most exciting and accessible along this stretch of the coast. They are great to spend time  exploring at low tide as the clear pools trap starfish, octopus, young fish & a host of other sea creatures. The beach offers excellent swimming, while the carved sand dunes offer fantastic photographic opportunities.

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Montagu’s Pass, spectacular views of the Outeniqua mountains, deep gorges and tannin stained rivers.

SEASONAL ATTRACTIONS

All year round beauty, Mountain Fynbos flowers from August to October, Whale sightings mainly from June to December

Text Box: GARDEN ROUTE SEA & SUMMIT HIKING TOURS

SO that you can relax and enjoy your hike, GoTrekking Africa guides:

· Arrange all Park Fees and Permits

· Provide accommodation during tour

· Navigate

· Provide, tasty, nutritious lunches on the hikes, dietary requirements eg vegetarians are catered for.

· Are trained in rescue

· Carry First Aid

· Are knowledgeable about the wildlife, birds, geology & flora of the Garden route

· Transfer to trail heads here applicable

OPTIONAL EXTRAS INCLUDE:

· Transfers to base towns

· Airport transfers, closest Airport is  George then Cape Town

· Equipment hire

· Accommodation reservations

De Hoop BeachWhale watching at De Hoop Nature ReserveBlack Oyster catchersCoastal fynbos clumps on dune, De HoopTradouw PassBarrydaleCape Fold mountainsOuteniqua MountainsLangeberg mountainsSwartvlei BeachMussel cover Rock poolGeorge peak, Cradocksberg hikeSwartvlei Tidal pools

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