SA’s iconic Otter Trail, the 5-day trek, along the Garden Route that is perhaps the most beautiful stretch of coastline in the world, has been listed as the very best hiking trail on the globe.
This is according to Insight Guides, listing our epic trail alongside other big hikes such as the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT which spans the US, as well as the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal. The list has been put together by the travel agencies’ local experts, who warn that the ocean vistas seen from the secret nooks of the beloved Otter Trail will leave your jaw on the ground.
The Otter Trail follows the Eastern Cape coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature’s Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park.
The trail is 42,5 kilometres long and the hike takes five days to complete as it follows the rocky shoreline, ranging in elevation from sea level to a height of more than 150 metres.