join our 4-night

slackpacking trail

Discover the wonders of Walker Bay’s nature, culture and heritage on this new upmarket hiking trail. It’s a five-day, four-night hiking adventure on the south-west coast of South Africa that journeys through fynbos, forests and along the coast – with luxury touches all along the way.

join our 4-night

slackpacking trail

Discover the wonders of Walker Bay’s nature, culture and heritage on this new upmarket hiking trail. It’s a five-day, four-night hiking adventure on the south-west coast of South Africa that journeys through fynbos, forests and along the coast – with luxury touches all along the way.

Enjoy the best of Walker Bay

Throughout the five days and four nights, you’ll be spoilt on this 30km hiking journey through untouched fynbos, into secret forests and along ancient coastlines. On this slackpacking trail, we’ll treat you to our locally sourced cuisine for every meal. Sip on the region’s finest wines at the end of each day. And enjoy four night’s luxury accommodation at Bellavista Country Place. Let our experienced Diversity Trail team take care of your every need.

This is after all where Hiking and Luxury meet.

Walk | Stanford

The Walker Bay Diversity Trail experience starts in the town of Stanford, where we walk through the town after a delicious lunch, and head for a boat cruise down the Klein River.

Hike through fynbos

After a delightful breakfast, our guide leads you through the incredible fynbos and forests in the Grootbos Nature Reserve.

A dune & coastline hike

On day 3, we hike through magnificent coastal fynbos onto a remote dune field. Once we reach the ocean, we walk on a pristine sandy beach, to explore a world-famous archeological site.

Hike fynbos & vineyards

We walk through the magnificent fynbos landscapes of Flower Valley Farm, through a secretive forest, and head over the mountain to Lomond Wines. Here we experience their vineyards around the beautiful Kraaibosch Dam.

You deserve a morning off

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Bellavista Restaurant the following morning, before check out.

The ‘Diversity trail’ delivers on its name, offering a taste-smell-and-visual immersion to Walker Bay and its special fynbos kingdom. From cruising down the Stanford River tasting the fruits of a sustainable vine; to the sweet scent of Ericas flowering en-masse as you journey down white-washed dunes to De Kelders. Expertly guided and passionately curated, this trail truly offers both nature and nurture.” – Sarah, Active Escapes – Active Holiday Tour Specialist

fynbos

Hike through the incredible colours and patterns of the Cape Floral Kingdom – including flowers you’ll only see here, and nowhere else on Earth.

forest

Let the ageless forests of the Walker Bay revitalise you – as you walk through some of the southernmost Afromontane forests and the 1000-year old milkwood forests.

history

Connect with early humankind – as we hike to one of the earliest known human dwellings of the Middle Stone Age and Late Stone Age people.

ocean

Enjoy all the natural wonders of Walker Bay – including the whales and dolphins as they play in these safe waters during the whale-watching season.

art

Take a short break from hiking to wander through a botanical art collection that simply takes the breath away – the first florilegium of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

wine

Hike through vineyards, and taste elegant wines crafted by Mother Earth in the Walker Bay region at Lomond Wines – truly a result of the alchemy of nature.