Plett Camino hiking trail

5-days – 5 nights – 80kmfully catered, slackpacking hiking trail through the indigenous forests, mountain fynbos, river valleys and open plains of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

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5 Days – 5 Nights – 80 Kilometres – A  fully catered, slack packing hiking trail through the forests and river valleys of the Garden Route, from the Garden of Eden near Knysna to the Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay.

Lodge accommodation, delicious meals and drinks, knowledgeable guides, two wine tastings and a game drive across the Plett Game reserve all included … and of course, we carry your bags !

The diversity of trails, views, friendships and experiences along the way, leave you wondering how Plett could be so close, yet feel so far away for five full days.

The hike incorporates leaf-covered single tracks below the forest canopy, to open fynbos trails, to river crossings and rock hopping along the river beds, and of course, some steepish climbs out of the valleys.

A new addition to the South African multi-day hiking trails in the Western Cape, set right in the middle of the Garden Route.

Book now to secure your week.

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ALL INCLUSIVE

Your trip cost covers the whole trip from start to finish.

Packwood Wine lunchGin and TonicThe experience is filled with surprises. Be it a welcoming G&T every afternoon, or wine and bubbles with home made cheeses, a game drive across plains teaming with animals, to home made pizza’s and red wine or a hot chocolate by the fire after a steep climb out of a cool river bed.

The food is home-made and delicious. Accommodation is high end and eclectic. Crisp white sheets, lovely en suite bathrooms and a swimming pool await weary hikers each day.

SAFE, FRIENDLY, FUN

The Plett Camino provides a safe trail hiking experience for both single women and men hikers, couples, families and hiking groups. Safety and enjoyment are essential, and trails are guided by qualified guides, supported by a team of staff and off-road vehicles.

 
 
We cater for all ages from early teens to people well into their sixties and seventies, but only you know your fitness level. If you are happy with ±14kms a day, then this is the trail for you. There are no steep drop offs or ropes or chains en route and no river crossings where you are required to swim.
*Enquire about our special for local home owners who can save by joining on the morning of the first day.
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Food Plett Camino
‘In South Africa, Camino’s have established themselves as the ‘go-to’ for multi-day slackpacking hikes. Traditionally, a Camino is a religious or spiritual pilgrimage undertaken in a foreign land over many days and long distances. With our immersive forests, and picturesque rivers, we strive to offer a similar emotional experience over a much shorter time to foster a deep sense of presence, and facilitate your own journey to self, whatever that is for you.’

What our clients have to say:

An incredible 5 days discovering a Plett I never knew … through dense forests and little known trails, into beautiful valleys to climb up the other side. With unexpected surprising views and every day holds something different. Each lodge offered something special. I highly recommend it !

Nikki

Just to say a big thanks for a wonderful few days on the Camino. Loved it, five star food for the soul! I hope your venture goes from strength to strength – and more importantly you have a ball doing it.

Kirsten

The Plett Camino was awesome. Nature at its best. We were spoiled with little surprises every day. Delicious lunches, wine tastings, massages, clean beds, warm showers and amazing food at the end of each day. The week was nothing short of wonderful. A highly recommended break away from busy day to day lives.

Sam

What a treat! Our group had a fantastic experience on the Plett Camino – we couldn’t have asked for more in terms of planning, catering, logistics. So many special moments and precious memories.

Sue

We loved how each day had a special surprise in store – a thoughtfully curated sundowner, a life-giving wine tasting, a leisurely game drive, an end of day massage. It was evident how much careful planning and thought had gone into the making of this trail and the meticulous and seamless logistics going behind the scenes. I can highly recommend walking the Plett Camino!

Meg

Forest humour
Great hiking company! Organized everything for us, knowledgeable guides for the plant and bird life in the area.

Kylie Yancey (USA)

Plett Camino Forest Hiking Trail
The hike was very beautiful and the people were all very nice. You also learned a lot about the different trees and plants, which I thought was good. Also, everything was organized for us, which was relaxing because you could just hike without having to worry about other things.

L Arnold (Germany)

Fynbos

The Plett Camino Hiking Trail was a happy adventure, in some beautifully remote areas around Plettenberg Bay. Each day’s walking was well planned, safely guided and paced. A really worthwhile five days in such a special corner of the Garden Route.

Clare Manicom

Plett Camino Views

It was an amazing 5 days. Beautiful forests, amazing scenery, fantastic food and great hosts along the way. It’s a must do if you’re in the Cape..

Simon

Plett Camino forest hiking trail

What an amazing 5 day hike, the overnight accommodation was out of this world. Every need is catered for and more, a great hike for all ages. Set in the most beautiful area it’s a must for an slack packing enthusiasts.

Darren

Pink Raincoats

The scenery on the 5 day Camino is beyond description.. Garden of Eden rain forest, to pine lands, to open savanna, rivers, unlimited views .. it goes on .. the 5 different places we overnighted were all farm house style bed and breakfasts with two that were exceptional … I loved every minute and am taking my kids on it in September…

Lloyd

Gum Forest

One of the best five days you can have exploring the forest and fynbos. Wonderful hosting and excellent food well done Plett Camino and team, can’t wait till the next one.

Enrique

Fungi

Incredible experience! Forest, fynbos and open plains – so much variety just inland from Plett. Food was delicious, accommodation clean and comfortable and just brilliant, professional all round service. Can highly recommend!

Monique

Viewpoint Protea Wilds

The Plett Camino brought with it the magnificence of lush Knysna forestation, firelight chats, lovely meals, and not to forget the rewarding G&T’s! The daily hikes had a lovely balance of long easy walks with exciting uphill challenges, while all along revealing glorious parts of paradise.

Bronwyn

Forest Photo Opportunity

“A deeply euphoric state following intense exercise” – now I understand what the ‘runner’s high’ entails, where endless feel good hormones abound! Thank you all involved in revealing this beautiful green Garden Route to me.

Heather

Hikers at River

We recently completed this amazing slack packing adventure – five action packed days with amazing scenery, awesome meals and wonderful accommodation! A must experience in the Garden Route!

Angie

Forest Trail 6

It already feels like a dream .. back to reality with a thud .. It was absolutely awesome .. well done and I really hope this turns into large scale for you .. I think you are ideally suited for this .. thank you

L Jaffee

Orange Raincoat

Absolutely LOVED this whole experience it was truly AMAZING! The daily walks were breathtakingly beautiful. Loved the diversity of all the accommodation as well as the lunch stop’s to include various wine tasting sessions. Highlight for me was walking through a Fairy like forest, at the end of the trip, and crossing Whiskey Creek. Would highly recommend this trip and will definitely do it again. Worth every cent.

Jules

Gum Forest

One of the best five days you can have exploring the forest and fynbos. Wonderful hosting and excellent food well done Plett Camino and team, can’t wait till the next one.

Enrique

Pink Raincoats

The scenery on the 5 day Camino is beyond description.. Garden of Eden rain forest, to pine lands, to open savanna, rivers, unlimited views .. it goes on .. the 5 different places we overnighted were all farm house style bed and breakfasts with two that were exceptional … I loved every minute and am taking my kids on it in September…

Lloyd

Plett Camino forest hiking trail

What an amazing 5 day hike, the overnight accommodation was out of this world. Every need is catered for and more, a great hike for all ages. Set in the most beautiful area it’s a must for an slack packing enthusiasts.

Darren

Plett Camino Views

It was an amazing 5 days. Beautiful forests, amazing scenery, fantastic food and great hosts along the way. It’s a must do if you’re in the Cape..

Simon

Fynbos

The Plett Camino Hiking Trail was a happy adventure, in some beautifully remote areas around Plettenberg Bay. Each day’s walking was well planned, safely guided and paced. A really worthwhile five days in such a special corner of the Garden Route.

Clare Manicom

Plett Camino Forest Hiking Trail
The hike was very beautiful and the people were all very nice. You also learned a lot about the different trees and plants, which I thought was good. Also, everything was organized for us, which was relaxing because you could just hike without having to worry about other things.

L Arnold (Germany)

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Keurbooms river

Please get in touch:

Ian, James, Kev and Les

Whatsapp or call us directly on:

+27 (83) 445 1111

27 Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600