Since 2006, the Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative are working towards building essential conservation corridors stretching from Knysna to Addo. These corridors link three major reserves: The Garden Route National Park, the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and Addo Elephant National Park.
The Eden to Addo Great Corridor Hike 2018 is all about conservation. This is the hiking highlight of the year! The funds raised contribute to building and conserving these corridors and its biodiversity. As part of an exclusive group of hikers, you will hike through portions of the three reserves as well as privately owned land where only Eden to Addo is allowed access to.
This 19 day hike takes you through 7 mountain ridges, 21 campsites and 6 national parks & reserves. The average age of hikers is 55, although I hear of a rather fit 70 year old who can outwalk the others. The 400km hike does not follow an organised trail. At times you may have to bundu bash your way through fynbos, and at other times you may come across elephants, black rhinos or buffalo roaming freely.
Hike in style with Eden to Addo where hikes are ‘slackpack’ and in ‘Safari Style’. Your main pack is transported and you only carry a small day pack consisting of lunch and gear for wet-weather. At the end of a hiking day your safari tent is set-up, with a cold beverage waiting for you. Delicious and hearty meals are prepared by an amazing bush chef. When it comes to hiking, all you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and take in the beauty of nature surrounding you.
It may be obvious when reading up on the Eden to Addo Corridor Hike 2018, but I will say it anyway: Every nature lover has to experience the Eden to Addo Corridor Hike at least once in a lifetime if not on a regular basis. Once you register you will receive a link to a comprehensive booklet on what to bring with you on the hike. The booklet will also share information on how to get fit.
If you need more information about the Eden to Addo Corridor Hike 2018, you can find it on the website: www.eden to addo.co.za. Some of the information explained in detail includes the daily routine and you’ll find the average distance covered per day is between 20 and 26km. The hike is facilitated by intrepid hikers with knowledge of the local flora, fauna and the landscape. The facilitators also have a wealth of in-depth knowledge on corridor conservation.
Included in the pricing are: All meals, maps, lectures, camping fees, permits, safari tents and return transfers to Plettenberg Bay or PE Airport. Do keep in mind that the funds raised contribute towards the conservation of these corridors you will be experiencing first-hand.
Bring along your friends or come and make friends on the Eden to Addo Corridor Hike 2018. Bookings are now open. Visit https://edentoaddo.co.za