Hikes, Walks and Trails

For further Information on hiking in the Buffalo City region, contact the Border Outdoor Adventure Association (hiking club) via their website www.boaa.co.za or contact Mervyn Gatcke on Tel 043 722 9388

Please note that it is recommended that hikes / walks are undertaken in groups and never alone!

Strandloper Hiking Trail

Strandloper Hiking Trail
The Strandloper Trail has been described as “the one trail where you can savour the feeling of solitude on an unspoilt beach and down a bar lunch in a cosy pub barely an hour later”. The trail is almost 57km in total and take 4 days to complete. It is clearly marked with little painted white on green boot prints and can be walked throughout the year. The best weather is between Janu...
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Wild Coast Hotel Meander

Wild Coast Hotel Meander
This is a hotel, hiking trail covering 56 km of the southern region of the Wild Coast of Southern Africa. The terrain is moderate and magnificent in its isolation and natural splendour. Accommodation is provided nightly in one of the famous old coastal resorts, known for unique settings and warm hospitality. Guides from local Xhosa communities accompany hikers every day, sharing their local kno...
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Wild Coast Amble

Wild Coast Amble
Combine the best of both trails with this popular combination guided hike over 5 nights / 6 days. It offers diverse scenery and avoids the more strenuous sections - perfect for those wanting an easier trail. This package can be adjusted to suit preferences and availability.
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Amatola Hiking Trails

Amatola Hiking Trails
Several 2 day / 1 night trails (ideal for weekends) and a 5 night / 6 day “toughey”. The most stunning views of the Amatola Mountains, with endless waterfalls. Contact Daki Ngxangane, Tel: 043 642 2571
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Kologha Forests in Stutterheim

Kologha Forests in Stutterheim
7km on the Kologha Forest Road the main attraction is its natural beauty with an abundance of surrounding forests, rivers and waterfalls. Contact Tory Wernberg, Tel: 043 683 1521
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The Dassie Trail

The Dassie Trail
Beacon Bay, EL: off Beaconhurst Drive, into Bluewaters Drive. A short trail. Opening times, closed on weekends, Contact Reo on 083 232 5055.
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The Potter's Pass Nature Reserve

The Potter's Pass Nature Reserve
WARNING: THIS IS A HIGH CRIME AREA, PLEASE CONSULT TOURISM OFFICIALS BEFORE DOING THIS TRAIL AND SHOULD ONLY BE DONE IN LARGE GROUPS West Bank, EL: Drive along Marine Drive to just beyond the Hood Point Lighthouse and wander up the rocky outcrops to the grassland west of the golf course.
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The Gonubie Nature Reserve

The Gonubie Nature Reserve
7th Street, Gonubie, EL. Tel: 043 705 9777 The Reserve is open to the public on Mon / Wed and Thurs: 07h00 - 17h00. More than 130 birds have been recorded in the reserve. Whilst you are in Gonubie also enjoy a scenic walk along the Gonubie Boardwalk.
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Umtiza Nature Reserve

Umtiza Nature Reserve
WARNING: THIS IS A HIGH CRIME AREA, PLEASE CONSULT TOURISM OFFICIALS BEFORE DOING THIS TRAIL AND SHOULD ONLY BE DONE IN LARGE GROUPS Past EL Airport. 3 Trails, all starting at the Reserve office. Umtiza Nature Reserve: Tel: 043 736 9909.
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Cove Rock

Cove Rock
WARNING: THIS IS A HIGH CRIME AREA, PLEASE CONSULT TOURISM OFFICIALS BEFORE DOING THIS TRAIL AND SHOULD ONLY BE DONE IN LARGE GROUPS (+ /-17 Km from East London): Off the R72. (Visitors are advised to park their cars at Lagoon Valley Resort and then walk to Cove Rock.)
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