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Fynbos Trail

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Address: Walker bay Conservancy, 7220, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 464 5115

The Fynbos trail is a unique nature experience in the heart of the Cape...

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 slack packing trail or as a self-guided and catered 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.

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Beautiful educational and entertaining hike

Did this hike with our guide Kristoff, who shared his vast knowledge of the features and behaviours of the magnificent Fynbos flora and fauna. The landscape and its "inhabitants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cork, Ireland

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did this hike with our guide Kristoff, who shared his vast knowledge of the features and behaviours of the magnificent Fynbos flora and fauna. The landscape and its "inhabitants" were beautiful, colorful and fascinating. The photo opportunities were incredible. The overnight stays with 2 family hosts were warm, welcoming and a great retreat after an inspiring day's hike.

Thank shmccarthy2
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an exceptionally well organised, manageable hike through some of the loveliest scenery in the world. We chose the slack packing option and it was fantastic. Good accommodation in beautiful, peaceful settings and excellent food (ending with a superb meal at Grootbos). Fynbos is unique and everywhere is covered in flowers, trees, plants that only grow in this area!... More 

Thank Jenty Y
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the hike for 13 of my good friends and myself as a way to reconnect because we live all over the world and country. We did full catered and unguided. The catering was 5 Star! Fresh , local, well prepared and presented with exceptional touches such as flowers, homemade bread and ginger beer.... I am pleased that we... More 

Thank Sandy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took an unguided three day hike through Grootbos and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hiking was easy to moderate - definitely doable for anyone who enjoys hiking. We had plenty of time to stop and enjoy the pincushion protea and flocks of sugar birds. Our hosts at Fynbos Trail and Witkrans made the trip extremely easy and relaxing. Highly recommended!

Thank Bethany B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven past the Grootbos Reserve many times and noticed only undulating hills covered with green fynbos, it was a magical surprise to see things 'up close and personal'. The gentle hills hid ferocious ravines; the green fynbos hid towering Stinkwoods fighting able-bodied Milkwoods for a glimpse of the sun. And then there were the flowers, the birds and the... More 

Thank Jeremy R
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into understanding the interdependencies and diversity of nature then this is a must. Yes you can walk the trail unaccompanied but we were fortunate to have Billy as our guide for three day. This guy really knows his stuff having spent much of his life in the area. And boy can he tell genuine stories of the... More 

1 Thank Richard100848ZA
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful hike through the local fauna and flora with our very own experts to explain everything as we went along. Absolutely fascinating stories of an unbelievable ecosystem where plants and animals co-exist and support each other. We were made to feel so welcome by our wonderful guides Sean and Billy who live and breathe the excitement of the Fynbos. Accommodation... More 

1 Thank Wombat100
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the trail as a group of friends and had a wonderful time. The Coastal add on section is well worth doing - saw lots of whales and interesting caves. Our 2 guides over the 3 nights were great fun and informative as were all the Fynbos people we came into contact with. Pincushion proteas were flowering in abundance... More 

Thank JessW65
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We completed the Fynbos Trail this week and are still floating on air! It was a truly wonderful experience. Sean and Billy were both expert guides and they made the fynbos come alive for us hikers, with fascinating details on all the plants and their life cycle, pollination etc. We came away even more in awe of nature. The walking... More 

1 Thank Su W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A wonderful 3 day hike through magnificent fynbos. 2 fun, down to earth (scuse the pun) very knowledgeable guides, good accommodation, fabulous food made with passion, glorious weather and nature at it's best.Good length day hikes, not too taxing, lots of shade in the forests and valleys, cool waterfalls, morning teas and lunch just in the right places at the... More 

Thank Frenske O
Michelle P, Owner at Fynbos Trail, responded to this review

Dear Frenske, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so very glad you enjoyed the hike! Sorry to hear that Sean's book is falling apart, some of the original books had this problem and we will gladly send you a new one. I will contact you directly to organise to post one to you. Best Regards, Michelle... More 

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