Nature’s Valley has a wonderful array of walks available, as well as a beautiful beach with rock pools just waiting for a young discoverer to explore. I have decided to concentrate on just Kalanderkloof for now as it is arguably one of the most spectacular of the walks due to the incredible and varying views as well as the various habitats one walks through. Please feel free to ask about the other walks available in the valley.
Starting and finishing outside the entrance to the De Vasselot Campsite, we immediately enter the forest, winding our way through a wonderland. The forest holds all kinds of creatures and there is always a chance for spectacular birds, snakes, scorpions, spiders, frogs, cockroaches, etc.There is a fairly steep climb to the top of the route as we move from forest into the Fynbos, an amazingly diverse biome that the Garden Route is famous for. Getting to the top, one is afforded with unsurpassed views of the valley, lagoon, and sea; we could spend all day at this viewpoint! We descend from here back into the forest and all the way into the bottom of the valley where we traverse a small river and will encounter ancient, large, Yellowwood trees; giants among all the other large indigenous trees. There is good birding along here and we always stand a chance to see some specials such as the Knysna Turaco, Narina Trogon, Emerald Cuckoo and so much more.
This is definitely one of my favourite walks!
- 5.9 km long, 4-5 hours
- Maximum 10 people
I will take all ages on this walk, but we can discuss this and ability as you inquire or book.
Booking is essential