Hottentots Holland Overnight Hiking Trail

Join Cape Adventure Zone for a Hottentots Holland Overnight Hiking Trail in the Overberg Region. The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve is situated only 83km from Cape Town and was included as one of the protected areas making up the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Sites, declared South Africa’s 6th World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004.


Hike one of the Western Cape’s famous overnight mountain routes through fabulous landscapes and fascinating geological features and formations of the Cape supergroup. Experience rocky mountain scenery, pine plantations and abundance of fynbos and the natural vegetation occurring in this small belt

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the spectacular mountain Fynbos ecosystems.


Activity Details

2 Day / 1 Night
Daily departures
Self-drive, transfers can be arranged at an additional cost
Elgin, Grabouw
Moderate level of fitness is required
Minimum 2 participants
Single hiker rate on request
2 Guests from R2000 p/p
4 Guests from R1500 p/p
Additional Information:


Registered qualified hiking guide

Park fees

Lunch, dinner and breakfast

Overnight accommodation in basic huts equipped with bunk beds, mattresses and water


Transfers, can be arranged upon request

Snacks and refreshments

Water (minimum 2 litres per person)

Personal, medical or rescue insurance


Day 1: Cape Town – Grabouw

Meet and greet at Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. The start of the route leads up and through a section of Pine plantation, this is a 12km km route up and into the mountains via the Sphinx route. We stop for a light lunch on the trail before we make our way to the overnight hut. The hike winds through the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and treats one to stunning views of the surrounding areas. Here we will offload our backpacks, have a quick snack, and have the option of going for a short exploratory walk in the area before returning having a South African braai.

Included activities: 5 Hour trail – 12km

Overnight: Basic mountain huts with bunk beds

Day 2: Grabouw– Cape Town

Early morning rise to marvel at the breath-taking sunrise over the Hottentots Holland Mountains we enjoy breakfast around a fire, pack our bags and head back down the mountain. Hikers have the option to choose the descent, hike down the same route down or opt for the jeep track.

Included activities: 3 Hour trail – 8km Jeep track


Overnight Hottentots Holland Hike
Overnight Hottentots Holland Hike
Overnight Hottentots Holland Hike
Overnight Hottentots Holland Hike