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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Martin SwerdlowMartin Swerdlow
17:23 23 Mar 24
What a fantastic 5 day hiking trip in superb scenery hosted and organised by a well run company in good accommodation and good food. The best 70th birthday present to myself I could ever have imagined. Hiking is strenuous but very doable and really enjoyed every minute. Would highly recommend it.
Shirley NewlandsShirley Newlands
13:30 13 Mar 24
Fabulous hiking trail through varied landscapes and vegetation. Informative and knowledgeable guide, well organised logistics, comfortable accommodation and wonderful additional experiences throughout the 5 days! Definitely recommend it
Zubaida KumandanZubaida Kumandan
21:23 10 Mar 24
An Amazing , and awesome experience of five days of hiking. The beauty of the forest was breathtaking and the hospitality of our hosts at Protea Wilds & 20 Good Summers was tops.
Lisa BontekoningLisa Bontekoning
05:15 06 Dec 23
I recently had the opportunity to hike the Plett Camino but was very apprehensive to go on my own, not knowing anyone else. Little did I know that this would enrich my experience so much more. The Plett Camino really is the perfect blend of physical activity, cultural enrichment and wildlife. The route was well organised taking you through diverse landscapes from lush forests to rolling hills with the added highlight of wine tasting at two quant vineyards in the region. Being able to unwind and savour the most DELICIOUS cheese boards while we learnt all about the wine making process. The accommodation was just as diverse as the landscape with every place unique in its own way. We even had a short game drive through the reserve which felt like a true safari experience.I highly recommend this hike to anyone needing to push that ‘reset’ button.Thank you Iain and your Plett Camino team for an awesome experience!
Anne GrahamAnne Graham
16:14 09 Nov 23
What an incredible five days. Iain and his amazing team arranged this with such sensitivity to the walks and the beautiful places we rested at. The accommodation was exceptional and superb food to add to the experience. The views and walks were sublime. A really worthwhile five days in one of South Africa’s most scenic areas.
Nikki HonigwachsNikki Honigwachs
15:24 29 Sep 23
A wonderful 5 days discovering a Plett I never knew existed - the route took us through forests, little known trails, up steep climbs and down into beautiful valleys. Breaks in the vegetation give you surprise views, and every day holds something different. The accommodation each night is so different and every place offered something special. Highly recommended - switch off your phone, listen to the forest, enjoy the evening drinks and meals... and reconnect with yourself and your fellow walkers.
Clare ManicomClare Manicom
18:08 07 Aug 23
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.

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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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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.


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.
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 !


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.


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.


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.


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!


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)


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..


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.


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…


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.


What are you waiting for?

Keurbooms river

Please get in touch:

Ian, James, Kev, Les, Pam and the Plett Camino Team !

Whatsapp or call us directly on:

+27 (83) 445 1111

27 Main Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600