where adventure

meets luxury

Discover the wonders of Walker Bay’s nature, culture and heritage in pure style. This new luxury hiking offering on the south-west coast of South Africa takes you on an unforgettable adventure.

where adventure

meets luxury

Discover the wonders of Walker Bay’s nature, culture and heritage in pure style. This new luxury hiking offering on the south-west coast of South Africa takes you on an unforgettable adventure.

The best of Walker Bay

Throughout the four days, you’ll be spoilt on our journey through untouched fynbos, into secret forests and along ancient coastlines. Feast on a menu of locally sourced cuisine. 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 Adventure meets Luxury.

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 – from some of the southernmost Afromontane forests, to the 1000-year old milkwood forests.

history

Connect with early humankind – as we head 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

Wander through a botanical art collection that simply takes the breath away – the first florilegium of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 

wine

Taste elegant wines crafted by Mother Earth in the Walker Bay region at Lomond Wines – truly a result of the alchemy of nature. 

Explore | Stanford

The Walker Bay Diversity Trail experience starts in the town of Stanford …

Grootbos Nature Reserve

Wake up to a lavish breakfast followed by a day where we explore the Grootbos Nature Reserve forests and fynbos…

Walker Bay coastline

The trail leads through the magnificent coastal fynbos on Grootbos Nature Reserve. From there we head into the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, and walk through a remote dune field, onto the Plaat beach…

Art, wine & culture

We walk through the magnificent fynbos landscapes of Flower Valley Farm and Lomond Wines before dropping down through the vineyards around the beautiful Kraaibosch Dam to the barrel room at Lomond…

Bellavista Restaurant

Check out is after a leisurely breakfast at Bellavista Restaurant the following morning…

We loved every minute of this superb, well organised journey.‘ – Gill Land

Beautiful scenery, and lots of diversity, pretty flowers, lovely forests. Loved every moment.‘ – Ginny Veglio

Walker Bay
Fynbos Conservancy

The Diversity Trail traverses the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy – a region of international conservation significance. This conservancy lies in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom – one of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Here you’ll find an incredible diversity of plants and animals.

In order to protect this, members of the conservancy joined hands. As a result, a number of conservation and restoration projects are now underway here.