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Green Mountain Trail

Houw Hoek Village, Elgin, South Africa
+27 28 284 9827
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Excellent - highly recommended

Fantastic stay, host, staff and food amazing - so well organised. The trails so different and each... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
Green Mountain Trail is an awesome exparience

We were fortunate enough to experience the Green Mountain Trail recently. This involved 4 days of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, 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 1 week ago

Fantastic stay, host, staff and food amazing - so well organised. The trails so different and each day and the wine stops great! the guides were so passionate and made the hike so interesting. Well worth doing.

Thank carolyn536
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to experience the Green Mountain Trail recently. This involved 4 days of hiking through varied terrain with incredibly well informed guides. Alison, who is responsible for coordinating the hikes, accommodation, meals and wine tastings, put together a very memorable excursion for...More

Thank ToniaCrawley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to Alison and her team for an amazing experience . Everything was so well organized it made the week such a pleasure. The food was fantastic, the staff very friendly and helpful and the setting beautiful . The hike was really enjoyable and the...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This 4-day slack-packing walk with maximum 8 persons and two guides is very well organised and includes two excellent overnight accommodations. Two nights in the Porcupine Guest Farm and two nights in the Wildekrans Country House. The hike makes in the four days a large...More

Thank huys25
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We recently enjoyed four days of guided hiking in the Green Mountains. Our guides, Evan and Jeffrey, did an outstanding job of seeing to our safety and enjoyment and educating us on the animals, plant life, geology and history of the areas we trekked through....More

Thank galw741
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We met Alison Green in 2015 and she gave us a quick glimpse of what the Green Mountain offered. So we came back and were treated to the beauty of walking with a slack pack with 4 lovely ladies from England and two guides Evan...More

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, fantastic guides, wonderful hospitality - I would highly recommend Green Mountain Trail

Thank Colette B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This trail highlights the magnitude and beauty of the Cape fynbos as one walks along mountain paths and the wine lands and valleys with exquisite views at every turn. The Green Mountain Trail is expertly organised from the expert guides to the delicious wine tastings...More

Thank Ash P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We have just experienced an incredible 5 days on this magnificent trail. We stayed in wonderful farm accomodation set in one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. The unique flora and fauna of this area, coupled with very knowledgeable guides made this time...More

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Very beautiful mountain range and a great trail. Mountains were covered with flowers and proteas. Walk was manageable even though we were not super fit and had a couple of sore knees amongst us. Very well organised trail, no surprises, we were well equipped as...More

Thank Lilla G
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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