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Green Mountain Trail

Houw Hoek Village, Elgin, South Africa
+27 28 284 9827
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It was a top trail!

The Guides are very good experts of the region, the nature etc. Many nice view-points we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stuttgart, Germany
Green mountain

Beautiful surroundings, fantastic organization , lots of great food and wine and personal touches... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carletonville, 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
+27 28 284 9827
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Guides are very good experts of the region, the nature etc. Many nice view-points we meet. Wine testing was very nice. Lunch was good prepaird.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, fantastic organization , lots of great food and wine and personal touches from Alison Green .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This four day slackpacking trail is incredibly well run by Alison. From the interesting and beautiful accommodation, delicious food catering to all sorts of peculiarities, stunning flora and fauna and delightful and entertaining guides, what more could you ask for. Well I guess you could...More

Thank startara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the hiking through the fynbos countryside. Amazing flowers and pretty views on not too strenuous walking paths. Andreas and Evan were extremely knowledgeable about the area and the nature. The cherry on top was the amazing food and daily wine tastings. Both Porcupine...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 80,000 steps or 60kms later, we’re back home after a wonderful week on the Green Mountain Trail. The trail combined magnificent countryside, an abundance of beautiful fynbos, good exercise, fine wine, gourmet cooking, excellent accommodation and superb hosts into four action packed days of...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Trail is well organized. The accommodation is great and the excellent food was a lovely surprise. It could actually be called a 'gourmet walk'. The wine tastings were also unique and interesting. The actual walking was great with very knowledgeable friendly guides. All in...More

Thank Tessa61
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a group of seven girlfriends who were privileged to experience the hospitality and beauty of the Green Mountain Trail in the Elgin area of the Western Cape. The comfort and cuisine of Wildekrans was out the top draw. The walks were challenging enough...More

Thank craigdiane2017
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Alison Green and her team have created an outstanding experience! The walks are challenging, but not too taxing and the trails take you through beautiful fynbos and mountains. Our guides were excellent, and each person we met on the trail could not have been friendlier...More

Thank dumelo
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This walk was amazing, beautiful walks, informative guides and superb wine and food. Everyone is friendly and goes out of their way to make your stay a memorable one. I would recommend this walk to anyone.

Thank harmonyfarms
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The family hiked four days with Andreas our guide over the Green Mountain staying at Wildekrans Country House. The experience exceeded our expectations, gleaning knowledge on rock formations, the local area, flora and fauna. We eagerly anticipated our morning coffee breaks, delicious picnic lunches and...More

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Shelley D
8 September 2016|
Response from Wildekrans_12 | Property representative |
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