From the tranquillity of the Natures Valley Lagoon, you'll hike up through indigenous forest where giant Outeniqua Yellow woods form a canopy over Kalander kloof gorge. The gentle slope gives way to some taxing stairs but once up those you'll be on the escarpment where fynbos covered slopes lead up to the Tsitsikamma Mountains in the North and down to the ocean in the south.
The trail heads towards the ocean and the beautiful Salt River, clear tea coloured water (a natural tannin stain from the forest) gurgles of white beach sand and meets turquoise waves between the densely vegetated coastal heads. It's a surreal beauty difficult to convey.
The return leg is either through the forest or above the sea cliffs, dependant on the tide. Your hike ends at the Groot River Estuary in Natures Valley and you are welcome to swim in the lagoon or spend more time sitting on the beach or soaking up the beauty of the area.
Good to know
- Maximum group size 10 people
- Minimum age 8 yrs old
- Difficulty – moderate
- Duration: Full day starting at 09h00 – ending around 15h00
- Entrance permits
- GoVertical guides
- Hikers picnic consisting of GoVertical’s summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese
- Transport to De Vasselot Nature Reserve car park (can be arranged as an optional extra)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Day back pack
- Hiking boots or trainers
- Comfortable clothes
- Insect repellent
- Warm weather proof jacket
- Juice and energy snacks or sweets
- Comfortable clothing to hike in
- Hiking boots or trainers
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Just finished the Drakensberg Grand Traverse with GoVertical. What a wonderful experience. Garth's passion and knowledge of the Drakensberg is legendary. Ill definitely see you again for a trek in the Garden Route.
Very experienced guides and looked after our every need while in the mountains. Highly recommended.
GoVertical really showed us a great time whilst exploring the Drakensberg and the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Thank you again for a wonderful time in South Africa
We spent days with the Govertical team exploring trails on the Garden Route. Fantastic guys. Thank you
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