Green Mountain Trail, Elgin

4.6
#2 of 12 in Trails in Overberg District
Learn about biodiversity on the recreational Green Mountain Trail, a four-day slackpacking trail in the Overberg region. The trail winds through finely woven fynbos and fruit farms with plenty of comfortable dining options and deluxe guesthouse facilities. Accredited, informed guides will tell you all about the life of plants and history of the area. After a stretch of the trek, you can refresh yourself by dipping into a rock pool or a dam. This moderate trail traverses private land, with all farmers being members of the Green Mountain eco-route, a biodiversity wine route. Add Green Mountain Trail to your Elgin travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Elgin travel route planner .
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  • Our family decided to head to the Western Cape for an active vacation -- the Green Mountain Trail was a perfect challenge for every member of our family. The landscape is stunning, but what really mad...  more »
  • What a wonderful experience. This was an incredible slackpacking trail organised by Alison and her team. From the moment we arrived at Wildekrans Country House to the minute we left the guesthouse we ...  more »
  • Great experience, guides were absolutely top notch and both very knowledgeable which made the fantastic flora even more enjoyable. Jeff displayed an unexpected talent for storytelling and singing. Mos...  more »
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  • A beautiful and well planned trail. Our two guides were exceptional. So interesting and knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna along the trail. Also so helpful to any older slower walkers - like me - in the group. The catering was superb and delicious all the way, with a lovely mix of creative 5star picnics and excellent wine farm meals. The format was exceptionally well thought out and outstandingly executed. Alison and Andre's are to be congratulated for their pioneering work bringing this gem to our doorstep. Thanks to all involved.
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