Fynbos Diversity Hiking Trail

Our motto: Hike more, worry less…


The Diversity Trail is a five-day, four-night hiking trail, based at the magnificent Bellavista Country Place. The trail offers daily guided walking excursions to explore the glorious fynbos, forests, dunes, caves, coastline, wines and botanical art of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy. And at the end of each busy day, you can enjoy our delicious meals, rim-flow pool, and spectacular views over Walker Bay and finally relax in your luxury en-suite bedrooms.

Throughout the five days and four nights, you’ll be spoilt on this 40km hiking journey through untouched fynbos, into secret forests and along ancient coastlines. On this slackpacking trail, we’ll treat you to our locally sourced cuisine for every meal. And we’ll sip on the region’s finest wines at the end of each day.

Groups set their own pace and distances can be adjusted according to the group’s interests and capabilities. Let our experienced Diversity Trail team take care of your every need.

Our trails are led by professional FGASA-registered Trail guide

All-inclusive package

This is an all-inclusive package, with the exception of drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks and some spirits are available for purchase at Bella Vista) and you may wish to bring some additional snacks along for during the hike (limited snacks will be available each morning).

What’s included:                  

  • Welcome meal and drink in Stanford – Knowledgeable, FGASA guide
  • All delicious home-cooked meals – 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 4 breakfasts
  • Boat trip on the Stanford River – Two local wine tastings
  • Four nights’ accommodation at the magnificent Bellavista Country Place
  • Large suites with en-suite bathrooms
  • Rim-flow pool with magnificent views
  • Entrance permits to Walker Bay Nature Reserve
  • A unique vineyard wine experience at Lomond Wine Farm
  • Teas, coffees and biscuits daily – A guided tour of the Grootbos
  • Florilegium at the Hannarie Wenhold Botanical Art Gallery on Grootbos.

What to bring

  • Walking shoes (already worn in) – Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses – Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume & beach towel – Waterproof poncho/raincoat (just in
  • case!)
  • Evenings can be cool so a warm jacket
  • Comfortable evening clothes and footwear
  • Small backpack and water bottle

Some optional items include walking sticks, camera, binoculars, head torch, gaiters and a magnifying glass for the little details.

Water provision while on the trail – the water at Bellavista is high quality potable water and safe for consumption.


Day 1

Birding adventure on the Kleinriver from Stanford.

Day 2

Fynbos, forests and conservation – hiking the private trails of Grootbos Nature Reserve with their untouched fynbos and secret forests.

Day 3

A coastal hike along the pristine Walker Bay coastline to the world-renowned archaeological site at Klipgat Cave, with wonderful whale watching in season.

Day 4

A day on the trail where fynbos, wine, conservation and botanical art meet. After a unique hiking, wine experience at Lomond, you’ll visit the Grootbos Florilegium and Hannarie Wenhold Botanical Art Gallery on Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. The day ends with a gala dinner with a fynbos botanicals twist!


  • Various room packages are available. 
  • Either sharing or single. 
  • To be discussed on request.
Price Available On Request

Contact 082 663 6168 or 064 523 1807
Email info@ecotrail.co.za


All information adapted with permission of owner

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