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Green Mountain Trail

Houw Hoek Village, Elgin, South Africa
+27 28 284 9827
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What a revelation!

We recently had the pleasure of completing the Green Mountain Trail slow-packing 4-day hike. Alison... read more

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Paul D
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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A first-class experience in every respect!

The Green Mountain Trail combines all the ingredients of a perfect hike.The organisation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pjbt2018
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Cape Town, South Africa
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The Green Mountain Trail is a four day hiking trail around the Green Mountain in the Overberg region of the Western Cape.Traversing a tapestry of fynbos and fruit farms this slackpack trail offers fine food and comfortable overnights in the Cape Winelands of South Africa. Accommodation is in four star country guesthouses. Delicious , wholesome meals are provided throughout.The trail meanders around the Groenlandberg, part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Guided by THETA accredited guides you learn about the biodiversity and the history of the area. Swimming in rock pools and dams on a hot day is as refreshing for the body as it is for the soul.The Green Mountain Trail is a moderate walking trail with distances varying between 11kms and 18kms each day. The effort level, as gauged by Slackpacker S.A., is set at 3.5 with 5 being the most difficult.The trail traverses privately-owned land. All landowners are members of the Green Mountain Eco Route, the world’s first biodiversity wine route, and part of the region’s efforts to conserve the environment and promote responsible tourism. All members are Biodiversity Wine Initiative champions. This enlightened initiative unites conservation and agricultural development in a complementary, mutually beneficial manner. As part of the Green Mountain Trail’s social responsibility programme, hikers are encouraged to Walk with an Alien, a project in which a personalised walking stick is carved from alien vegetation by local communities.
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Houw Hoek Village, Elgin, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of completing the Green Mountain Trail slow-packing 4-day hike. Alison Lewis coordinated activities superbly and accommodation, wine tastings and meals at Porcupine Hill and Wildekrans Country Lodge were excellent. Jeff and Evan were our tour guides and their enthusiasm, passion...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Green Mountain Trail combines all the ingredients of a perfect hike.The organisation, accommodation, catering on and off the trail, magnificent and contrasting landscapes through the Groenlandberg Conservancy, laced with an immense and wide-ranging educational input by guides Jeff and Evan, place this hike at...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely a bucket list must do , I can highly recommend this hiking trail , we had an AWESOME time meeting great people .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Green Mountain Trail combines it all - great hiking, beautiful countryside, guides with immense passion and knowledge on fauna, flora, history and geology, ( and the guides are fun and great company) and extremely comfortable and tasteful accommodation with wonderful food and wine. what more...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Green Mountain Trail was exceptional! Made me fall in love with our beautiful Cape and the fynbos again. Guides Andreas Groenewald, his son Jeffrey and Ewan, were world class. Accommodation and Porcupine Hills and Wildekrans, just like being at home. great beds, sheets, staff..and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alison and her incredible team have taken Slackpacking to a new level. They have fine tuned the daily hikes so they are long enough, even for the fit freaks, interesting and varied everyday. To make the most of this trail you definitely need hiking boots...More

Thank wandaJohannesburg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not quite a walk, more a hike but through truly beautiful scenery in the Overberg area. Our guides Andreas, Jeff and John were not only extremely passionate and knowledgable on the local flora and forna but also very caring and willing to lend...More

Thank hrserv
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From our ŵelcome from Leandra at Porcupine Hills to Alison at Wildekrans, we were pampered, well fed & watered throughout this wonderful walk. Andreas lead with Jeff & Evan, & their evident passion & knowledge of flora, fauna, conservation & everything(!) was just perfect. A...More

Thank paulasmith519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an absolute treat to experience this amazing trail in the beautiful Overberg. From the moment we were picked up til the moment we were dropped off, everything was superb. Ali and her family and team made us feel so very welcome..The food throughout our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This four-day trail, although not a walk in the park, is manageable if you are fairly fit or are a regular mountain walker. Two in our group dropped out after the first day, but I don't think they were at all prepared. The rest of...More

Thank Lesley H
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Shelley D
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Dear Shelly Thank you for your enquiry to walk the Green Mountain Trail. “Winning consistently excellent reviews on Tripadvisor the Green Mountain Trail is a luxurious four day “slackpacking” trail through otherwise... More
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