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Garden Route Trail

Dumbleton Rd, Wilderness, South Africa
+27 82 213 5931
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Birdwatching with Mark Dixon (local guide)

We toured together with Mark the waterbird-hides and open field areas near Wilderness Dec 6th 2017... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
khypen
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Sipoo, Finland
An enjoyable trip

So much to do and see. Great chance to relax and enjoy the fresh air. enjoyed a boat trip in Knysna.

Reviewed 11 July 2017
coffeefundie
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Durban, South Africa
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At Garden Route Trail we offer guided nature walks and birding tours in the Garden Route. Our flagship is a 5 day slackpacking trail between Wilderness and Brenton on Sea. We also offer customized hiking tours between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and in the Karoo. Our day walks can be focused as Fynbos, Afro-montane Forest, Dune Thicket and coastal walks.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dumbleton Rd, Wilderness, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We toured together with Mark the waterbird-hides and open field areas near Wilderness Dec 6th 2017. Mark knows the best locations and we found interesting birds. My wish to see kingfisher was realized. Some good pictures taken too. This area and the river mouths towards...More

Thank khypen
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Naturewalk, Owner at Garden Route Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kai, since your visit we have had rains to break the drought and we anticipate that the 2018/19 summmer season will be great for birding.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

So much to do and see. Great chance to relax and enjoy the fresh air. enjoyed a boat trip in Knysna.

Thank coffeefundie
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

The trail will give you a perfect view of unspoiled nature, the scenery is out of this world, some trails will lead you to the unspoiled beach.

Thank Sandanezwe
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Naturewalk, Owner at Garden Route Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We have structured the Garden Route Trail to display the best nature sites between Wilderness and Knysna on a 5 day hiking trail.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

"Oh my hat!" to quote my sister who did the trail with her husband and us.This trail is simply a delight for those who enjoy being out in nature. Over 4.5 days, it includes 15kms of paddling on rivers and about 55kms of walking. I...More

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Naturewalk, Owner at Garden Route Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lesley, I am please to let you know, now that the drought has broken, the Garden Route, and the trail is looking superb. Hope to 'blow your hair back' on the trail again in the future.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

I am one of those strange people who do not like to share company with others. I might bring a friend, that is all. Mark was giving us 2 the most amazing 3 days in his area. We did a walk in the Knysna woods,...More

1  Thank mapamarion
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Naturewalk, Owner at Garden Route Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Marion, we always love showing off the natural secrets of the garden Route to nature lovers. Hope to see you again, soon. Ciao, Mark

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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

10 of us women have just completed this trail. I cannot find the words to adequately describe how fantastic it was. There was some canoeing up pristine rivers with forests growing down to the banks, some beach walking, some dune forest walking, - hardly a...More

1  Thank mandygCapeTown
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

The Garden Route Trail offers magnificent views over the Lagoon and Indian Ocean. It is definitely a MUST SEE when you are visiting George and Wilderness .

2  Thank mimurphy44
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a fun and easy hike, the trail is well marked and much of it is a walkway with lots of stairs. The pontoon crossing is a lot of fun to do.

Thank Nevada117
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

I spent three days touring with Mark Dixon, forest hiking and a beach walk. We went to some beautiful, out of the way trails and Mark shared an amazing amount of knowledge along the way. Mark was very flexible to accommodate my schedule and worked...More

1  Thank JMH2, NYC
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

..as a lad from the beautiful countryside in the UK I fully expected this World re-known area to be the highlight of a month in South Africa..well, it is beautiful and in some areas quite remote..apart from the huge size of everything e.g. the deep...More

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VictoriaJane59
4 July 2017|
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Hi, there are numerous ways to explore the Garden Route other than by canoe. Most rewarding is a hiking tour taking in a mixture of the fynbos, forest and coastal biomes. For the more energetic, a mountain bike tour is an... More
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