Walking Festival April 2021

Save the Date

2-5 April 2021 IS WALKING WEEKEND. . .

From easy walks that are family friendly to extreme mountain peaks for the more adventurous. Everyone is welcome. 


Walks by Date

Choose your walks listed by date and day.
Recurring Walks Every Day
Friday 2 April 2021
Saturday 3 April  2021
Sunday 4 April 2021
Monday 5 April 2021

Walks by Area

Choose your walks listed by area and town.

Mossel Bay . Knysna . Great Brak
Plettenberg Bay . George 
Nature’s Valley  .  Sedgefield

Garden Route Walks and Trails 

The Garden Route is one of the world’s great walking destinations. Its pristine beaches, rocky coastlines, amazing forests,
mountain peaks and engaging communities, make it the ideal location for an Easter Weekend adventure. 



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. 



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








Festival Highlights for 2021


Birding Bird walk in Great Brak

Learn about the many coastal birds resident along the Garden Route on this inspiring educational walk.

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Kids Coastal Pirate Walk

A Robinson Crusoe style beach walk for kids. Come dressed as pirates and win a prize as we adventure along.

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Point of Human Origins

Visit world-renowned archaeological site with early evidence for modern human behaviour.

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Nature’s Valley to Keurbooms

An extreme inspiring coastal walk with spectacular sea landscapes, including forest, rock pools and stretches of pristine beach. 


“Fabulous long weekend of exciting walks.
Had a blast. It was awesome!”
– Jacqui Campbell-Morris








Sponsors + Partners

Our many sponsors and Hi-Tec in particular are our heroes – they make this festival possible. A big thanks to all of you.

Naming Sponsor

Conservation Partners


Destination Partners