HOW DOES IT WORK?

This is slackpacking at its best over four days and four nights in the company of Venture Beyond’s expert guides.  Group sizes are restricted to a maximum of 14 hikers – just bring your hiking gear, a walking stick, your camera, binoculars and a day pack.

Everything else is covered; accommodation, three meals a day, entrance fees to the various parks and reserves as well as transport from one trail to the next.  We also offer airport collections to and from Plett Airport and George Airport to make your whole experience hassle-free!

WHERE DO I STAY?

There are two accommodation options – you can stay in some of Plett’s finest lodges (3 & 4 star graded) or you can camp Plett style – in our fully kitted out dome tents that come complete with stretcher, mattresses, white bed linen and bath towels.  

Our camp sites are in the Diepwalle section of the Knysna Forest and in Natures Valley.  Both campsites provide excellent ablutions with hot running water for showers.

The cost:

Lodge option per person sharing: R11 750 (Plus 30% single supplement)

Camping (Glamping) option per person sharing: R9 850

Glamping Plett Style

Day 1: 

Meet up at the Diepwalle campsite late afternoon. Enjoy a leisurely dinner around the campfire with your guide

Day 2:

After a delicious breakfast your guide will take you on the Circular Knysna Forest Trail through the indigenous forest and fynbos.  A stunning day of hiking through the Knysna Forest with a picnic lunch at Jubilee Creek or Diepwalle and an afternoon hike through the Diepwalle Section of the Forest

Day 3:

Today you’ll tackle the 12km Keurbooms to Nature’s Valley hike which begins at the picnic site at Keurbooms beach. The first part of the walk is along the beautiful coast line up to Forest Hall where you will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing after lunch through coastal Fynbos and then going into forest as one nears Salt River. The hike ends at Nature’s Valley.

Dinner is around the campfire at Nature’s Valley.

Day 4:

Today’s two to three hour hike is truly spectacular and one not to be missed: an 8km trail – the Kalanderpad Trail features beautiful indigenous forest and fynbos with magnificent vistas across the entire valley, the Tsitsikamma mountains and the sea.

The trail transects the deep forest in the valley where there is an abundance of massive Outeniqua Yellowwood trees, Giant Strelitzia’s and an abundance of beautiful ferns. 

Day 5:

We’ve kept the best for last and today we hike the beautiful Robberg Peninsula. Set in a Marine Protected Area, you are likely to see dolphins and or hump back whales on the north homeward route, seals and even great white sharks. Pelagic bird species are plentiful and in abundance.

2018 Glamping Dates:
  • 9 – 13 August
  • 20 – 24 September
  • 11 – 15 October
  • 29 November – 3 December

… or stay in a Lodge

Day 1:

Our lodge is the beautiful newly refurbished Whalesong Hotel which offers stunning vistas of the bay and after checking in late afternoon, we meet the tour leader and enjoy a delicious dinner

Day 2:

Keurbooms to Nature’s Valley Trail – as per the Glamping Trail on Day Three with dinner and overnight at Whalesong Hotel

Day 3:

Circular Knysna Forest Trail – as per Day Two of the Glamping Trail but today we check out of Whalesong and check into the lovely Bitou River Lodge renowned for its spectacular birding on the Bitou Wetland.  Tonight we braai on the banks of the Bitou

Day 4:

Kalanderkloof or Kalander Pad Trail – as per Day Four of the Glamping Trail with lunch at Bramon Wine Estate and a sundowner cruise on the Keurbooms River

Day 5:

Full morning hike around Robberg Peninsula finished off with a gourmet picnic lunch 

2018 Lodge Dates:
  • 1 – 5 November
  • 15 – 19 November

Both options offer the option to go horse riding and canoeing on the last day but these activities are not included in the Hike cost.

BOOK NOW

Book your spot with us

info@venturebeyond.co.za  or call 064 654 3284;

or visit www.venturebeyond.co.za