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Kalander Hut - Bloukrans Hut (3Day 2Night)

Garden Route

Activity Description

The Tsitsikamma Trail is a southern Cape hiking paradise, journeying through extensive indigenous afromontane forest and mountain fynbos. This slightly shorter variation of the full 6 Day hike lets us enjoy just enough of the enchanted mountain landscape.

The Kalander hut is situate only a stone’s throw from the Natures Valley beach. The first day hike is a brief 3.4km from the Nature’s Valley rest camp with an option of entering the trails from the beach from Natures valley of via the coastal forest route.

The following day begins with a climb up the escarpment. Panoramic views and changing vegetation herald the arrival of the plateau and its wealth of fynbos. Most of the day’s hike, however, will take you through indigenous afromontane forest as you venture inland towards the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. The Bloukrans hut is situated on the verge of a cliff and offers incredible views of the river gorges below and Peak Formosa and the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the north. A couple of hundred metres beneath the balcony a coca-cola coloured waterfall tumbles away.

The final day exits the trail towards the Bloukrans forest station 7.5km away.


Duration46 hours
Whenall year round
Wherestart: Natures Valley end: Bloukrans Forest Station
WeatherAccessible in all weather conditions.
What to WearComfortable clothing Hiking boots Sun Hat
Things to BringFood Drinks Sleeping bag Lighting Lekker Attitude
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Basic cooking pots and braai grids.
Wood Excluding at Kalander Hut


all additional cost


Optional equipment porterage (slackpacking) now provides hikers with the chance of having their equipment transported between overnight huts. To be arranged prior to the Hike. (No porterage available at the First Hut)

Customer Reviews

Day 2 is varied in terrain and types of vegetation. Lovely to experience all the variety. Day 2 definitely requires a level a good level of fitness. We took it easy and and spent 7:45 hours on the trail. The Bloukrans hut is a hikers paradise. Everything you need and more and in an impeccable condition. The 6,5km escape route is an easy hike out on a logging road. The last half is in lovely forest. The entire trip is a 10/10 experience, cannot wait to do the next section. - Adél

We had a fantastic experience! Nothing to complain about. - Janine

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