Cadeau World Class Guided Hiking Trails

 

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Please note that these are Adventure Hiking Trails and not your typical hiking trails.  These Garden Route hiking trails require a qualified guide with the necessary medical training.  The Cadeau Adventure Trails offers 2 one-day hiking trails in the Garden Route's Tsitsikamma coastal forests and shoreline.

These breath-taking trails wind through Fynbos, magical coastal forest, along the rocky shoreline of the Indian Ocean in the Tsitsikamma National Park and a short section of Pine plantation can be experienced. The location of the trails promises hikers only the best hiking experience.

On each of our Trails there is a steep decent to the coastline and at the end of the hike a seemingly never-ending climb back to the top.

A large section of the trail takes hikers along the rocky coastline of the Tsitsikamma Forest making the trail technically challenging. There are lots of loose rocks, rock hopping and ups and downs to negotiate. Also if heights, narrow paths, wooden ladders and bridges are not your cup of tea this is not the hiking trail for you. But if that sounds like the adventure you would like, we promise our hikers a world class hiking experience.

This dramatic landscape requires a moderate level of skill and fitness from hikers. Hikers with joint or back problems should consult their doctors before booking the trail.

Garden Route Bloubaai Coastal Guided Adventure Trail

The Garden Route Bloubaai Coastal Hiking Trail is scenically one of the most attractive coastal hiking trails open to the public in South Africa. A trail not to be missed by any hiker visiting the Garden Route or Tsitsikamma.

A large section of the trail takes hikers along the rocky coastline of the Tsitsikamma making the trail technically challenging. Woodenladders and bridges are in place to help hikers over exceptionally challenging areas.

The Garden Route Bloubaai hiking trail should not be rushed but rather explored at a leisurely pace to ensure you have enough time to experience this wonderful trail and scenery.

The total distance of the trail is 7.8 kilometres and the recommended time for the trail is 5 - 6 hours. The trail ranges from easy to moderately strenuous.

 

Garden Route Elands River Coastal Adventure Trail

The Garden Route Elands River Coastal Hiking trail may be challenging but is one of the most scenically attractive and dramatically rugged one day hiking trails open to the public in South Africa

There are two obstacles on the route where ladders and ropes are supplied to assist hikers cross challenging rocky areas. This obstacle and a bit of abseiling ads to the adventure of this wonderful trail making it more than just another hiking trail and setting it apart from all the other hiking trails currently on offer in the Garden Route.

The total distance of the Garden Route Elands River Coastal Hiking trail is 6 kilometres and the recommended walking time/hike duration is 5 - 6 hours. The trail is moderately strenuous with exposure in places. The trail is a “world class” day walk and suitable for groups no larger than 12 people.

 

Biking Trails

Choose between a 16km scenic family trail and our 30km challenging trail for the more experienced rider.

Hailed by Trevor Elliot as awesome trails to traverse, the new Cadeau routes will require skill and stamina from even the really experienced cyclists. It has lots of unexpected twists and turns that will keep you on or off your seat if you don’t know your mettle. It meanders at breakneck speed through the forest and down tree-lined, meandering lanes. The 30 kilometre route has many a rain gully that will keep the technical skill level high and the unexpected factor of the route high. This circular route starts with gentle wheel spins and gets the adrenals at a bang in a very short time. Highly recommended for those who wants to get out enjoying their sport in the most natural rugged settings.

There are also a less demanding 15km Trail, one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Look out for the rudimentary camp overnight stay that can be booked at a very reasonable rate and an early rise to trail to see if you too can do it!

Our prices for the Mountain Biking trails in the Garden Route are as follows:
16km Trail – R45 p/p
30km Trail – R80 p/p

An excellent weekend away for the whole family!

Please book at least 2-4 days in advance for the guided trail

Hiking Information

Starting times for the trails will vary between 8H00 and 10H00 depending on the high and low tides of the ocean.

Hikers should please wear suitable shoes preferably hiking boots which supports your ankles.

Hikers should also bring along a towel and swimsuit to enjoy the natural rock pools on warm days.

Cost

R450pp hiking 4 or more

And R650pp hiking less than 4

Prices include fees of the qualified guide with the necessary medical qualifications.

Water and a light lunch will also be provided

Please bring appropriate hiking apparel for the hike, no slip-slops will be allowed on the hike.

Cadeau Hiking Trails Difficulty

Cadeau Hiking Trails are classed Grade 3: Very strenuous hiking. Scrambling. Use of hands to facilitate upward movement.

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