Goukamma Hike

The Goukamma Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area offers 6 hikes: Blombos, Galjoen, Porcupine, Cape Clawless Otter, Bushpig and Buffalo Bay Trails.

Getting there: take the Buffels Bay turnoff from the N2 just before Knysna from the Cape Town side.
Distance: 9km

Almost all of the trails start off with the novelty of crossing the river via a hand-pulled pont. Please do not miss the lifejackets near the landing but on the other side of the road!

Easy to follow sandy trail heads inland with the river on your right.

Sandy track in the shade of the dune forest

We spotted a Knysna Loerie hopping along the branches in the canopy — always a treat!

Watch the tides if you are going on beach

We realised near the end that we had taken a jeep track that was actually closed; unfortunately the signage at the point where we reached the beach was a bit lacking.

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David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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