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Green Mountain Trail

Houw Hoek Village, Elgin, South Africa
+27 28 284 9827
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What a wonderful walk! Landscape, food and friends .And wine. A winner!

Green Mountain Trail is a marvel and a must. A wonderful way to really see and experience the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Why fly abroad with such beauty at home?

Four out of the ten people journeying on our walk had previously strolled together through... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Vincent U
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
+27 28 284 9827
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

Green Mountain Trail is a marvel and a must. A wonderful way to really see and experience the countryside, taste the local produce ranging from wine to olive oils to local fruits and vegetables and all this whilst walking over exquisite landscapes and working up...More

Thank PeripateticPippa
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Four out of the ten people journeying on our walk had previously strolled together through beautiful countryside in Italy and France. We loved those experiences and jumped at the opportunity to try out what South's Africa has to offer. Our band of ageing strollers tackled...More

Thank Vincent U
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Green Mountain Trail is an exceptionally well-organised and expertly guided tour of the Elgin/houw Hoek/Groenlandberg Conservancy. The highlights include the delicious food, packed carefully for you to enjoy under the trees in a pine forest, or sitting in an apple orchard, with not much more...More

Thank Travellingshopper
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Make sure you do a few hikes with your hiking boots beforehand😀. If not, make sure you have a few painkillers and plasters at hand. Optional massage the second last day is a must.

1  Thank mientjievdm
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is slack packing at its best: relaxed hiking, quality accommodation, great food and plenty of time to relax and spend time with your friends! The scenic beauty of the area is enhanced by the knowledgeable guides. There were plenty breaks to learn more about...More

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Excellently organized, excellent guides, excellent accommodation and excellent food! Great scenery and not too tough a walk.

Thank r0lf1712
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A group of friends did the trail end of March. Altough it was quite challenging we did enjoy it. The guides were wonderful . We loved the places were we stayed,the food and wine even more.

Thank Glaudine2014
Reviewed 2 April 2017

What an awesome experience. Beautiful scenery, excellent guides, perfect accommodation, sumptuous food and delicious wines.

Thank Abotha
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Every aspect of the trip exceeded all our expectations. The accommodation, hikes the guides and of course the Food and Beverage, and wine tasting was all 5 star. A highly recommended trip if you want to get out and experience the natural beauty, flaura and...More

Thank VivTurk
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The trail was a perfectly-organised nature escape with luxurious accommodation. Alison Green puts a lot of thought into the planning of the hike and our guides Andreas and Evans a knowledgable and very enthusiastic about their terroir. We enjoyed the delicious food throughoutly and felt...More

Thank Janika R
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Shelley D
How many people can be accommodated on this trail? Is it only a guided trail or can we walk on our own? What is the availability around January 16, 2017?
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