The annual Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival offers a diverse programme of walks and trails suitable for everyone in the family, from beginners to seasoned hikers.
Highlight walks include the Moonlight Meander and the brisk hikes up the regions highest peaks, such as the George Peak Challenge and the Peak Formosa Adventure in the Tsitsikamma region. Traditional walks include the Brown-Hooded Kingfisher Trail or Circles in the Forest Elephant Walk, and for the more intrepid, there is a Keurbooms to Nature’s Valley walk. A collection of festive walks such as the Hi-Tec Coastal Pirates Treasure Hunt, or the Inner Magic Walk are suitable for children. The programme of over 50 walks includes many unusual walks, such as the Walk with Poetry, the Yoga Walk and the Sketching in Nature walk. For those with an adventurous spirit tough hikes along the rocky coast are a must.
The walks are all led by local volunteer walk leaders or professional walking guides who share their knowledge of the region and their passion for the outdoors. Registration is free, and necessary to coordinate numbers. Most walks are free, while others require SANParks or CapeNature permits or guiding fees.
2019 dates and times to be confirmed, but generally around the Easter weekend
Venue: Garden Route
Time: Various tbc
Cost: Free | Certain walks require a fee tbc