An affordable 3 night Slackpacking Trail

If exploring amazing beauty and nature with a degree of comfort at reasonable rates is your beat – then “The Crags to Coast” Slackpacking Trail is for you. This easy-does-it trail, facilitated by The Green Ticket,  explores The Crags and Nature’s Valley routes known only to locals familiar with the SANParks De Vasselot Section of the Garden Route National Park, from an overnight base at Tenikwa, accommodated in semi-luxury units in The Suites.

Apart from the unbelievable beauty of walking through indigenous evergreen forests, the trail wanders to pristine beaches on old “Strandlooper”trails where midden evidence shows human presence dating back as far as 20,000 years, and even older Stone Age axe relics abound on certain prominent ridges.

On the afternoon of arrival, Tenikwa will introduce their Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre to you and perhaps entice you to become a “Friend of Tenikwa”. The Green Ticket will answer questions about the following days hiking programme, terrain and Fauna and Flora to expect, and furthermore will talk about the concept of Carbon Capture Mitigation through not only Reforestation but also the importance of grasslands in Carbon Dioxide storage for a healthy biotic environment and your support of a local plant Nursery affiliated with The Green Ticket Nurseries.

Fitness Level

Trail total group size of a minimum of 6 people.

Easy to Moderate 40%


Price on request per person sharing for the 3 day/night The Crags to Coast guided trail package includes:

– Accommodation at Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in en-suite semi-luxury rooms with breakfast and dinners/ optional upgrade to Lion Cabins

– Experienced guides on the 2 day trails with lunch packs for all clients.

– Introduction to the Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and The Green Ticket Reforestation project, including our getaway vacation prizes to be won through your own Carbon Capture Initiative by supporting The Green Ticket affiliated Nurseries.



– Bookings are subject to a minimum group size of 6 persons per trail

– Availability on each trail is subject to accommodation availability at Tenikwa or other suitable accommodation in the area.

– Special rates will apply for direct group bookings of 6 or more persons on each trail.


3 Nights


Accommodation is in units in The Suites at Tenikwa Nature Lodge. The units have various configurations such as twin or double bed, family suites, multi-room. Specific room requests will be considered based on availability.

There are resident domestic cats, dogs, tortoises, peacocks and guinea fowl that share the grounds of the facilities.  The family suites are located opposite the homestead and within very short walking distance to the Boma. It is situated close to the indigenous forest with a beautiful vista of a tranquil dam home to resident waterfowl with a backdrop of the craggy mountain foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range with Formosa Peak completing the view.

Depending on availability, there is an optional upgrade to stay in the Lion Cabins


Dinner is generally a traditional South African cooked 2 course dinner served at the boma.

Breakfasts are generally a cooked English Breakfast.

Packed lunches will be provided for the days when you are walking.

Vegetarian options are available on request. Please advise special dietary requirements when booking.


The standard Green Ticket “The Crags to Coast” Slack Packing Trail Itinerary is as follows:


* Check in at Tenikwa Wildlife and Rehabilitation Centre around 14H30 after lunch

* 15H00 – Tenikwa and The Green Ticket introduction and briefing

* 19H00 – Dinner and Overnight


* 06H00 – Continental Breakfast

* 07H00 – Start hike to Nature’s Valley via the Salt River and a picnic lunch with a view (+- 8km hike)

* 17H00 – Return to Tenikwa for Dinner and Overnight


* 06H00 – Continental Breakfast

* 07H00 – Start hike to Keurboomstrand and picnic lunch en-route (+- 5km hike). Subject to the weather and tides, both of these day hiking routes may vary slightly specifically the Strandlooper trail along the coast to Matjies Cave passing pristine coastal pools and quaint beach coves with a magnificent coastal forest biome.

* 17H00 – Return to Tenikwa for Dinner and Overnight


* 08H00 to 09H30 – Full English Breakfast and hopefully some pleasant memories before departing your rooms by 10H00.