Green Mountain Trail Multi-Day Hike

This four-day slackpacking trail takes you around the Groenlanberg in the Overberg region of the Western Cape with its fine tapestry of fruit (and wine) farms and fynbos.

Slackpacking refers to the fact that you don’t have to carry all your heavy bags, however, this doesn’t mean that the Green Mountain route is a walk in the park.

The wine farms you’ll be hiking through form part of the Biodiversity Wine Initiative which unites conservation and agricultural development in a complimentary eco-first way.

The Groenlandberg forms part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, where you’ll be guided by THETA accredited hiking guides to ensure you learn all there is to know about the biodiversity and history of this majestic patch of earth. The Biosphere is home to around 1500 plant species, which means that taking a camera is a must – especially since you won’t be carrying heavy bags, you might as well soak up all the sights by carrying your camera to capture all those precious moments.

Daily distances vary between 11-18kms, and accommodation is sorted with luxurious 4-star graded TGCSA country guesthouses providing nourishing, healthy and hearty meals at the beginning and end of each day.

Enjoy the best of both luxury and nature with a balanced meander through the scenic trails on this journey.

Not sure what to pack? Get the comprehensive kit list for winter multi-day hikes here.

Need to Know:


Western Cape



Permit Needed

Included in price


+- 60 km

Elevation Gain

+- 1130 m

GPS coordinates

34.1145° S, 19.2383° E
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