From Desk To Dirtbag

13th February 2020

Hiking trails Plettenberg Bay

 Hitting the Trails In Plett...

While the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trails may be our masterpiece, they are certainly not the only trails worth tramping. The mountains, cliffs, forests, fields and beaches of Plettenberg Bay are criss-crossed with hiking and running trails offering breath-taking views and immersion in nature. Here’s an introduction to our most popular trails.


Whether you’re a casual day tripper, outdoors enjoying nature, or a seasoned hiker/trail runner on a mission, our area has more than its fair share on offer. Ranging from light strolls to heel-splitting, blistering gorges, Plett has it all and it’s gorgeous!


Kranshoek Coastal Walk is a tough trail. It meanders slowly down to unspoiled, wild coast with a rocky beach and just when you think it can’t get any more challenging, the windy path takes you up the side of a mountain under a cool, green canopy of trees. Permits are available at the SANparks gate.


Nature’s Valley Network offers moderate to challenging trails. No permits are required and various maps and info on birds and trees can be obtained at the SANparks office. This is a hiker’s and bird-watcher’s paradise with breath-taking views of the coastline and the mountains.


Robberg Nature Reserve offers hikers a variety ranging from light hiking (2.2kms), to stonkingly tough trails (9.2kms). The raw beauty of this peninsula lures enthusiasts from far and wide and is very popular with the locals and tourists alike. There is a small entry fee.


Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail is for the more experienced. Field guides and binoculars are recommended along this exciting and unpredictable journey. The Tsitsikamma Trail was South Africa’s first officially accredited hiking trail and has recently been allocated the Green Flag Certificate for a trail under excellent management.


SANparks Garden Route 044 877 0046. Cape Nature 087 087 8250.

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