93km over 4 days on horseback or by foot. Portaged, catered for, 1 support vehicle. Accommodation in old farmhouses. Our own Baviaans Camino.

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Chokka Trail

Best Visitor Experience in South Africa – Lilizela National Winners for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019!!

The Chokka Trail is a 62km hike over 4 days and 3 nights in the greater St Francis area.  You will enjoy picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour.


National winner 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 – Best Visitor Experience Beach Category.

It is a slackpack hiking holiday between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis with accommodation in top class guest houses and a Resort.

The best possible way to see and experience just how beautiful the greater St Francis is – on foot, at your own pace and with a hot shower, warm meal and cold beer waiting for you at the end of each long day.  The trail is situated in the Kouga Region, Eastern Province, south of the Baviaans and a mere hour’s drive to the west of Port Elizabeth.

Website: Chokka Trail


Baviaans to Bay – 137km over 10 days (8 days’ hiking)

Would you like to hike from the Baviaanskloof Mountains to the south easternmost tip of Africa in Cape St Francis? Combine two popular hiking trails, the

Combine two popular hiking trails, the Baviaans Camino and the Chokka Trail

Baviaans Camino and the Chokka Trail, and you have an amazing hiking holiday of 137km over 10 days (arrival and depature dates included).

We have set dates between April and September, and group sizes are limited to 14 people, of which 6 can be on horseback for the Baviaans Camino leg.

No single supplements are available.  More info …


Baviaans Horse trips

To enjoy the beauty of nature on horseback is an unforgettable experience. You get to see places inaccessible to motor vehicles (and too far for hikers!) and being outdoors on a beautiful horse makes you part of the whole ambiance.

Join Hercules on one of his legendary Baviaans Rides. The Real Thing takes you from the blue waters of the Tsitsikamma over mountain ranges and through rivers into the famous Baviaanskloof, through the beautiful Karoo and Grootriver Canyon. A unique way to experience 7 biomes in 7 days. For those who think 7 days are too long, find out about the Int(r)o the Baviaans, the Bo-Kloof Cloverleaf, the Exit(ed) Baviaans or the Baviaans Adrenaline in September.

Hercules also offers outrides (1 – 3 hours) tailored to your needs without restriction of age or level of experience in the Tsitsikamma Mountains or on the beach.

Website: Baviaans Horse Trips