Nature’s Valley is the only town or should say village along the Garden Route in South Africa which is surrounded by a National Park and can never be expanded. The allure of this area is pristine indigenous forests protected by deep river gorges. Giant Yellowwood trees act as sentinels as you approach Nature’s Valley from inland. The village is bounded on the seaward side by the ocean. The Groot River trails its way through ancient gorges opening into a lagoon before entering the sea. This is pristine Africa with awesome indigenous coastal forests, coastal environments and habitats, shell midden sites, two exciting river routes to explore and bountiful bird and fynbos species accounts.

The Salt River has been identified as a unique river system containing a rich diversity of aquatic vertebrates. The river originates high in the Tsitsikamma Mountains as it winds its way through steep valley gorges for approximately 15km before it enters the sea. There are two routes available to the adventurer – the Coastal Route and the Fynbos Route. The coastal option is offered by the African Edu-Eco Wizard team.

The Groot River Walking Trail snakes its way along the Groot River to the river mouth and back. The Kolanderkloof Forest Trail traces its way through pristine Indigenous Coastal Forests offering an abundance of forest bird species and close accounts with the majestic Yellowood Trees which abound in the area summiting at a view point. Elusive and secretive mammals leave traces of their presence along discovered and secretive pathways which have been used over eons of time on both trails. This is your adventure realm – enjoy it with us.

Groups of no more than 12 walkers can be accommodated. Our lead guides are very highly qualified, survivors in their own right, educators and teachers who love sharing and teaching what they know. Herewith are the various walking Trails from which to choose which can be enjoyed either in the early morning or mid-late afternoon or at any time most suitable to your time schedules depending on your availability. Compile a group with special requests – we can do.


  • SALT RIVER Guided COASTAL Walking Eco-Adventure (2 – 2½ hrs – 5,5km)
  • KOLANDERKLOOF Guided FOREST Walking Eco-Adventure (2 – 2½ hrs – 4,8km)
  • GROOT RIVER Guided RIVER FRINGE Walking Eco-Adventure (2 – 3 hrs – 6km)

Daily departures on Request. Enquire for available time slots. All departures are subject to availability

Minimum age of 10 years old permitted on Trail with Parents present. A maximum of 12 Trailists are permitted per guide on the various trails.

All Guided Walking-Hiking Eco-Adventure Prices include entrance fees, bottled water and professional guide. Prices exclude transport to and from the starting points of the Natures Valley Guided Walking Eco-Adventures CASH or EFT Only. No Credit Card Facilities.

bookings A 50% non-refundable deposit secures group bookings.
Minimum Supplement Charge for single Trailists