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.
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.
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
SUPPORT NATURE AND ENJOY GREAT WALKS
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.
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.
Point of Human Origins
Visit world-renowned archaeological site with early evidence for modern human behaviour.
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
Information for Walkers
All walkers, please note important points below: