MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANISERS
The Hi-Tec Garden Route Walking Festival usually takes place over the Easter Weekend. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have rescheduled the festival to take place between 24 – 27 September 2020.
We are currently updating our website and all the listed walks to reflect the new dates. Please visit again on 15 July 2020 for full programme.
Stay safe, considerate, kind and healthy.
24 – 27 September 2020 IS WALKING WEEKEND. . .
From easy walks that are family friendly to extreme mountain peaks for the more adventurous. Everyone is welcome.
ABOUT THE WALKING FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Garden Route where we love trails and love walking.
Hi-Tec is synonymous with walking and hiking in South Africa. Together we are proud to offer visitors and locals alike, SA’s only walking festival.
The Garden Route is home to our country’s most famous trails – the Otter Trail, the Tsitsikamma Trail and the Oystercatcher Trail to name a few.
Our dedicated team is working hard to ensure you enjoy a fun and inspiring festival in 2020. Read the FAQs below and contact us if you have any questions.
PROTECT AND MAINTAIN OUR TRAILS
This festival encourages us to get outdoors over the long weekend, to discover amazing places and meet fellow hiking and walking enthusiasts.
In 2020 the festival has chosen to support trails and trail maintenance. We have a list of Trail Projects your donations will support. Caring for our trails is caring for our tourism and preserving walkable routes in our beautiful region.
Great Hi-Tec prizes to be won for those who attend certain walks.
“This was a well organised festival with a tremendous variety
of walks in some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere.
It is well worth travelling to the Garden Route for a few days
to experience its wonders.”
– Robert K Berry
Some Festival Highlights
“Fabulous long weekend of exciting walks.
Had a blast. It was awesome!”
– Jacqui Campbell-Morris
Information for Walkers
All walkers, please note important points below: