Green Mountain Trail

Green Mountain Trail, Elgin: Address, Phone Number, Green Mountain Trail Reviews: 5/5

Green Mountain Trail
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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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Griet Horak
1 contribution
A dream come true ... great friends , nature in it's glory ,delicious food and lots of wine
Mar 2021
How blessed are we to have been able to enjoy a superb hike in the beautiful Green mountains with our fun loving friends. Alison and her friendly team made it a lifetime memory - their service was outstanding the food delicious and the wine tastings divine. Our experienced guide Jeffrey was brilliant with his knowledge of fauna & flora and his unexpected singing performance was amazing. I have done a previous slack packing hiking trip in Italy - I am SO proud to be able to say that our South African experience was amazing and of equal quality.Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Written 9 April 2021
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Josie G
2 contributions
Inspirational start to 2021
Jan 2021
What an amazing, warm, joyful way to start 2021. The team at Wildekrans offer the most wonderful hospitality - unobtrusive yet with no detail overlooked. The food was delicious, the accommodation super-comfortable, the garden serenely beautiful. And the hikes led by the kind, supportive, encouraging, highly knowledgeable guides were inspirational..... We also loved meeting the other family who made up our group... fellow travellers and new friends. Thank you for exceeding our expectations Alison and team - hope to be back SOON!
Written 17 January 2021
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iza703
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
A hike to remember:
Jan 2021 • Friends
Its difficult to single out one highlight of a trip which exceeded my expectations in many respects. The hike is suberbly organised, the host warm and professional and the guide world class. The country house is situated in a beautiful garden with lovely art work. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. The food was hearty and delicious. A highly recommended experience.
Written 13 January 2021
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Bhavini R
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Epic trip
Dec 2020 • Family
The hospitality was amazing. Alison and her team made us feel at home and have us a wonderful experience at the lodge through the whole trip. The meals that were provided were amazing. Our guide Guide Andreas was very knowledgeable and provided us with alot of info on all the days. He is very patient and has an amazing personlaity that made the hike very enjoyable. The views on the hike were breath taking. Every day felt very very different and the terrain kept changing.

I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Written 19 December 2020
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Morag
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Glorious half day walking trail
Oct 2020
The Green Mountain half day trail is a fabulous experience for anyone who loves walking and enjoys learning about the glorious fynbos that the Houw Hoek area is blessed with. The two guides that accompanied our group were extremely knowledgeable and we all learnt a great deal about the plants and animals that live in the area. And, to top it all, the most fabulous breakfast was provided to eat en route - including coffee!
Written 9 December 2020
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392donc
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Slack-packing at it's best.
Nov 2020
The views, the abundant fynbos and the excellent guides made this hike very special. The hiking involved lots of ups and downs, some quite demanding, but all made easier by the helpful guides and plenty of stops to admire views, birds and flowers. Packed breakfasts, hot tea and coffee and delicious soup along the way added to the enjoyment. The days were well planned with wine tastings and lovely lunches to look forward to.
Written 3 December 2020
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BridgetJHB
Johannesburg23 contributions
Green Mountain Magic
Nov 2020
A spectacular trail. The flowers and the views were wonderful, made even more so by the guides who were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our picnic breakfasts and snacks were delicious and carefully thought out by Alison and her team. The walk was challenging in places but well worth the effort. Staying at Wildekrans Country House the whole time was a treat. Alison and her team are the best!
Written 2 December 2020
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Lilla G
Lagos, Portugal83 contributions
The Overberg at its best
Nov 2020
Fabulous views from places you would never get to if you were not on foot. Excellent very knowledgeable guides I have done the trail twice - 3 years apart - and a very different experience. Both so enjoyable and challenging at times. We were 6 and landed walking with 4 strangers who were just perfect - we could not have planned it better if we had tried. The luxury accommodation at Wildekrans Country House makes this a walk like no other. Make sure you are semi fit, this is not for a couch potatoe!
Written 16 November 2020
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Julie P
Cape Town15 contributions
Get out into the Western Cape mountains, you won't be disappointed
Oct 2020
Wonderful half-day walk in mid-October, surrounded by fabulous fynbos.
Excellent guides and everything just right, as usual. Thanks to the lovely Alison and her super friendly team. Met some interesting new people, too.
Written 11 November 2020
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Joy V
Ceres, South Africa5 contributions
Beautiful trail
Oct 2020
The trail was well planned and has a good mix of different kinds of scenery and veld. Day one is not hard but quite long. Day four really feels like a trail that is deep in the mountains. October was a lovely time to do the trail. The 2 guides were excellent.
Written 29 October 2020
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