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Make your 2019 Easter Weekend one to remember. . .

Explore our wide selection of FREE or PROFESSIONALLY GUIDED walks and trails on the Garden Route, from Mossel Bay to Nature’s Valley and beyond.

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

Festival Programme

Book your walks from over 52 to choose from, all taking place along the Garden Route,
from Mossel Bay, George and Wilderness to Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.

Choose your walks listed by date and day.
Choose your walks listed by area and town.
Choose your walks listed by difficulty rating.
Self-guided walks in the Garden Route National Park.




>> Scroll down to find out more about what is on offer. . .

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.

A majority of the walks are FREE to join, while the professionally guided walks have different rates per person. 

Our dedicated team is working hard to ensure you enjoy a fun and inspiring festival in 2019. Read the FAQs below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

– Galeo Saintz, Festival Founder

about walking festival


It is FREE to register for the festival.

Instead we encourage you to make a donation to one of the non-profit nature charities working on the Garden Route, who protect and conserve our beautiful region.

Join our special COASTAL CLEAN-UP WALKS and help us make a difference to our coastline. Great prizes to be won for those who attend.



“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


Tidal Pool Meander

Unique encounter with Nature, a walk on the beach discovering the fascinating Life in the Intertidal Zone.

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Kid’s 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 Vally to Keurbooms

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


Hi-Tec Beach Clean-up Walks


What it’s about

This year the festival is proud to again host 3 Coastal Clean-Up Walks.

Too much plastic and litter on our coast is not cool. This is a chance for walkers and lovers of the outdoors to give back and to help pick it up.


What you need

Bring a spirit of fun. A pair of gardening gloves or others to handle the more unpleasant trash.

A sandwich or two, sun hat, water and a good strong arms to help carry what we pick up.

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








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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.

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Conservation Partners


Destination Partners