Blue Mountain Trail

About the trail

Three days of slackpacking

The Blue Mountain Trail is a three day “slackpacking” trail around the south side of the Elgin Valley.

Included are farm stays, delicious country food, wine tastings, baggage transfers and a fynbos guide. The trail is 50km in total and winds through wilderness, forests, fruit farms, and fynbos. The trail is rated three to four level of difficulty by Fiona Macintosh Slackpacking SA.

The Blue Mountain Trail starts with check in on a Monday afternoon at 15h00 and check out on a Thursday after lunch. As this is a working farm experience we walk on week days so that hikers get the full experience of the trail.

The rate is R9 600 including VAT per person sharing. These rates apply till 1 August 2021.

Our rate includes Cape Floral Kingdom knowledgeable guides, farm stays, all meals country style, snacks while walking, personalized wine tastings, a community walking stick and VAT.

Shape Created with Sketch.

What people say about the Blue Mountain Trail

Every detail taken care of – incredible hospitality

My friend and I joined the blue mountain trail in early March. I was coming from overseas so we decided to join an organized hike to save time and effort on planning and administration.

Not only were we treated to a beautiful hike, but also to incredible accommodation, food, wine tastings, a fantastic group of people and expert guides.

Overall it was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend the trail to anyone looking to enjoy the Cape outdoors but with limited time to plan the route, food and accommodation.

Adam K
May 2020
Exceptional Educational & Entertaining Exercise Experience

A memorable mix of educational exercise, fabulous fynbos, beautiful breakfasts, lovely lunches, delicious dinners, and lovely lodging.

Our Lead Guide, the awesome Andreas, and his knowledgeable assistant Nancy, along with Alisons excellent organisation, made this three-day hike an unforgettable experience.

March 2020
Green Mountain Trail

The Green Mountain Trail was a great way to see four different areas around the Elgin Valley. Jeffrey and Patrick were very knowledgeable guides and their information about the area as well as plants and insects was amazing. Going through the different areas of fynbos and learning about the effects of fires on them,was great. The first day was long and strenuous in parts but beautiful.The following days were thankfully shorter! Definitely recommended.

October 2019

Shape Created with Sketch.


Looking for an amazing trail or country accommodation outside Cape Town or Chianti, Italy?

Whether you are looking to hook up with another group to take one of our lovey hikes or just looking for a relaxing getaway, Green Mountain can cater to your every need. Click the button below to make a booking.