Our section-dedicated hikes are designed on specific places within our Great Corridor: like our Great Corridor Hike, it is a slack-pack hike with qualified guides, only shorter in days. Our two Section Hikes take place in the Garden Route and in the Baviaanskloof.
Please note these hikes have a minimum required number of participants to be run. = 16
The trail follows through some of the last remaining Natural Indigenous forests, coming across different animal paths through the fynbos and coastal biomes and makes its way to the dramatic coastline outside Plettenberg Bay. The trail ends in the Fynbos Private Nature Reserve where a new fynbos plant was discovered in 2014. This section hike will meet interests of both fervent hikers and birdwatchers.
DONATION: R 8 500.00
The hike provides all meals, maps, lectures, camping fees, experienced guides, permits, safari tents and catering
The Baviaanskloof Section Hike follows old 4×4 and wagon routes through the mountainous scenery of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site. We walk across true wilderness areas and, if lucky enough, come across kudu, mountain rhebok, eland, buffalo and even black rhino. This hike is everybody’s dream.
DONATION: R 8 500.00
The hike provides all meals, maps, lectures, camping fees, experienced guides, permits, safari tents and return transfers to
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WHAT THE HIKERS SAY:
“It was no mean feat to walk in excess of 400 kilometres. It was hard work at times, but we were enveloped by tall mossy forests, fynbos flowers, spekboom thickets and nama karoo. Our “bush-whacking” route included some of the most attractive forest and mountain scenery in the country, although it is by no means pristine. For centuries humankind has exploited – and damaged – nature’s bounty and today the region’s national and provincial parks protect the best of what is left. Bird life is prolific and I recorded over 150 species including the Knysna Turaco which we sighted on our first morning zipping through clearings in the Knysna forest as well as the normally elusive Narina Trogon. We heard and sighted the African Fish Eagle as well as the Blue Crane, Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Cape Vulture, Clapper Lark and Black Shouldered Kite, to mention but a few.
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this unique pilgrimage and feel privileged to have contributed towards an Initiative that aims to link three Mega Reserves by means of biodiverse tracts of private land, a Corridor, and thereby restoring some of the ancient paths for not only mammals but also plants, insects and birds. I share Joan’s dream that the elusive Knysna elephants, the country’s only free-ranging pachyderm, may one day walk the paths we have just trod. They have fought their way back from the brink of extinction without any help from humankind. I believe the
Please thank everyone concerned for their dedication, devotion and tender loving care in making this journey a once in a lifetime experience. I wish you all tremendous success in all future endeavours in making the Corridor Initiative a reality.“ Pam Osborn 2012 Great Corridor Hiker
“I thought I was going for a walk and would be roughing it a bit, whilst somehow working towards the corridor. Little did I know what this would bring. I cannot describe the experience, one of freedom, content, smells, touch, being, discovering, laughter, time to think. Thank you for this amazing experience. One that will remain with me. A seed has been sown in me and I intend to feed and nurture it.” Sabine Featherby 2010 Great Corridor Hiker
“Here’s to the forest, the woods, the thicket, the sky and the mountains. Here’s to the valleys and the streams and the rounded rocks… to the birdcalls urging us on and the animal tracks showing us the way. Here’s to the land that lifted our feet and to the open road. Here’s to the privilege of pilgrimage, of knowing that what we have done will outlive us. Heres to the corridors of the human psyche, the oneness of friendship, the conduits of companionship and the road to love. Thank you….and again thank you.“ Ian McCallum 2006 Great Corridor Hike
The Eden to Addo is a celebration of nature, a pilgrimage for biodiversity and an opportunity to contribute towards important conservation corridors linking the Eastern and Western Cape.