A selection of beach routes and hiking trails with a sea view. Some suitable for trail running and fat bikes.
Glentana to Groot Brak ± 7.0 km ± 10 m Moderate
This sandy beach route runs from the parking area in front of the Visgraat Restaurant in Glentana, to the parking area at the Groot-Brak River mouth. Best accessed around low tide it is great for hiking, running and fat bike riding. Check if the river mouth is open or closed before you depart.
Groot Brak to Klein Brak ± 9.0 km ± 20 m Moderate
This sandy and rocky beach route runs from the parking area at the Groot-Brak River mouth to the parking area next to the Klein-Brak River mouth. Best accessed around low tide it is great for hiking, running and fat bike riding.
Wilderness to Swartvlei ± 19.0 km ± 50 m Moderate
The route starts at the parking area in front of Salina’s Restaurant in Wilderness. The route passes Kleinkranz beach and Gericke’s Point and finishes at the Swartvlei parking area. It traverses sandy and rocky sections and is best accessed around low tide. The route is good for hiking, running or fat bike riding. It falls within a SANParks protected area.
ABOUT GEORGE TRAILS
George Trails is SA’s largest and most diverse network of mountain biking, trail running and hiking routes, totaling more than 1000 kilometers. Located at the heart of the Garden Route, between the Indian ocean and the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains, the picturesque city of George boasts lush indigenous forests, fynbos, pine plantations, mountains, oceans, rivers, dams, mountain passes, farmlands and semi-desert (Karoo) all within a 20km radius of a town or city centre. Dubbed the ‘Trail Republic’, George offers an incredible diversity of route options – from the historic Montagu Pass to the single tracks of Witfontein to the plantations of Saasveld, jeep tracks and beaches of Wilderness – you’ll never get bored exploring this amazing natural playground. George is also situated along the Cross Cape Cycle Route between Plett and Stellenbosch.