1 DAY WILDERNESS – FOREST WALK & KAYAKING

Duration: 1 Day

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Tour ID: WT1

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Indigenous Forest – Wilderness

Amazing views and beautiful riverine forest, Unforgettable tour for small to medium groups.

Guided walk with a specialist birding and nature guide.

Indigenous Forest – Wilderness

Amazing views and beautiful riverine forest
Unforgettable tour for small to medium groups

Guided walk with a specialist birding and nature guide

Section 1 – Kayak

We meet early morning at Wilderness where we start kayaking up the Touws River. Cameras, binoculars and other equipment must be be waterproof or safely tucked away in a waterproof bag in your daypack. We will take a video and pictures that will be available for download or on CD after the walk.

Kayak Garden Route

First we will be kayaking with our tour guide who leads and tell you more about the area and the majestic forest and river. We look out for special birds on the forest edge like Half-collared Kingfisher, Knysna Turaco and other forest and riverine species. Raptors might be seen flying high above the cliffs, hunting for Dassies (Hyrax).

Birding Garden Route

Section 2 – Walk to waterfall

We leave our canoes/kayaks at the pond where the hiking trail crosses the river. From here we take a few kilometres walk to the waterfall where the more adventurous might even have a swim while we enjoy a picnic lunch.

Waterfall

Towards the waterfall we look out and listen for the “growling hoots” of the shy and evasive Narina Trogon.

Section 3 – Forest walk

After a good rest and lovely picnic at the waterfall we head back towards the starting point through the forest. We listen and look for all the special forest bird species while foraging for interesting fungi and enjoy the many indigenous trees on this section.

Nature walks garden route

Birds to look out for in this section are Knysna Turaco (Loerie), Narina Trogon, African Olive Pigeon, Lemon Dove and many others. The tour ends at the end of this section. This tour may be combined with other short or longer tours. Please contact us if you need a custom tour for your group. Many options are available and may include self-drive or guided tours.

Notes:
  • This tour depends on the weather and needs to be confirmed a day before the tour date.
  • Fitness level is medium to high. Participants need to be able to walk 4 to 6 kilometres in one stretch. The route might include steep slopes, steps, rocky and slippery paths. Not suitable for unfit persons.
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years old.

ITEMS TO TAKE WITH:

  • Daypack (Bag to cary small items)
  • Raincoat
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable walking shoes (takkies or hiking boots)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Cash for entrance fee at hiking trail or Wildcard

Please contact us for any further enquiries. Custom tours can be arranged.

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  • Kayak on the Touws River
  • Forest Walk & Picnic
  • Forest Birdwatching
  • Wilderness Forest Walk
  • Birding and Waterfall Picnic
  • Kayak on the Touws River
  • Forest Walk & Picnic
  • Forest Birdwatching
  • Wilderness Forest Walk
  • Birding and Waterfall Picnic
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance to park
  • Kayak Hire
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