Garden Route Walking Festival

19 – 22 April 2019
Venues on www.walkingfestival.co.za
Contact Galeo: 082 888 8181 / info@walkingfestival.co.za

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The Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival is SA’s only walking festival and takes place annually over Easter weekend.

Drink in the natural wonders of the Knysna forests, the beaches of Plettenberg Bay, the Outeniqua mountains and the Storms River gorge.

The festival offers over 52 different walks to enjoy, from easy family-friendly walks to extreme mountain peaks for more adventurous hikers.

It is FREE to register for the festival and most of the walks are FREE to join.

The Coastal Clean-Up Walks help to make a difference to our coastline, and there are great prizes to be won for those who attend.

Secret Sunrise Walk Robberg

If you haven’t joined a Secret Sunrise before this is your chance, bring the whole family and share the joy.
GRADE: Easy
COST: R250 pp – fundraiser for conservation in the Garden Route
BRING: Happiness and a dance vibe!
TIME: Saturday 20 April 7:30am – 9:00am
LOCATION: Robberg Beach 5, Beachy Head Drive

Kids Coastal Pirate Walk

Kids love this Robinson Crusoe style beach walk. Dress up as a pirate and enjoy a fun adventure along the coves and beaches from Keurboomstrand to Cathedral Rock. Meet the wild pirates as you go, learn their songs and hear their stories from the sea. Great prizes to be won from Hi-Tec as kids hunt for the treasure buried in pirate’s hide-outs.
GRADE: Easy
COST: Free
TIME: Sunday 21 April 9:00am – 11:00am
LOCATION: Enrico’s Car Park, Keurboom-strand

Point Of Human Origins

Visit a world-renowned archaeological site with early evidence for modern human behaviour. The main goals of the guided tour are to create awareness of the original human design, to awaken the human spirit, and to inspire people to change the way they behave towards life on our planet.
GRADE: Moderate
COST: Free, tips welcome.
BRING: Wear sturdy shoes.
ORGANIZER: Yuli Nilssen, 079 640 0004
TIME: Friday 19 April 3:30pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Pinnacle Point Beach & Golf Estate

Nature’s Valley to Keurbooms

An extreme coastal walk with spectacular sea landscapes, including forest, rock pools and stretches of pristine beach. Start at Nature’s Valley and discover the beauty of Salt River mouth, cross the De Vasselot forest and pass Forest Hall to end at Enrico’s restaurant at Keurboomstrand.
GRADE: Strenuous, 12kms with a river crossing at high tide. Long walk with terrain suitable for fit experienced walkers. May include small scramble. Children over 14 years.
COST: Free – suggested donation when booking.
ORGANIZER: Galeo Saintz, 082 888 8181
TIME: Friday 19 April 7:30am – 2:30pm
LOCATION: Nature’s Valley Beach

HI-TEC BEACH CLEAN-UP WALKS

This is a chance for walkers and lovers of the outdoors to give back and to help pick it up.
Clean-Up Walks start at 8:30 for 9:00.

Coastal Clean-Up Walk Mossel Bay

BRING: Some big black dustbin bags to collect trash. Gardening gloves or others – there are not always pleasant things to pick up when dealing with trash.
A sandwich or two, sun hat, water and a good backpack to help carry back what we pick up.
ORGANIZER: Fiona Ayerst, 082 604 5893
TIME: Friday 19 April 8:30am – 11:00am
LOCATION: To be confirmed

Coastal Clean-Up Walk Knysna

This Knysna Clean-up walk is happening on Brenton Beach towards Buffalo Bay. Rubbish bags will be supplied.
BRING: Gardening gloves or others – there are not always pleasant things to pick up when dealing with trash.
A sandwich or two, sun hat, water and a good backpack to help carry back what we pick up.
ORGANIZER: Andy Muir, 083 310 9347
TIME: Saturday 20 April 9:00am – 11:00pm
LOCATION: Brenton Haven Hotel

Coastal Clean-Up Walk Nature’s Valley

The walk is lead by Marco from the Covie Fishing Club and Hannah and Aquila from the Nature’s Valley Trust marine team.

BRING: A pair of gardening gloves or others to handle the more unpleasant trash. A portion of the walk is on rocks so walking shoes will be needed, it can get a bit slippery. Rubbish bags will be supplied for collecting the trash. A sandwich or two, sun hat, water and a good backpack to help carry back what we pick up.

ORGANIZER: Marco Barnardo, 071 299 2458
TIME: Friday 19 April 9:00am – 11:00am