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Stunning views and natural unspoilt beauty

The Dolphin Trail is a MUST experience for anyone who loves the outdoors and walking in nature with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynda B
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Durban, South Africa
Incredible

Myself and my husband booked to go on the Dolphin Trail two day hike. It was an absolutely amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Grace H
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London, United Kingdom
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Imagine the beauty of the famous Otter Trail, but overnighting in luxury and without heavy backpacks. Join us for 4 days of unspoilt beauty hiking the magnificent Tsitsikamma coast, with 3 nights in luxury lodges enjoying exquisite cuisine and views...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dolphin Trail is a MUST experience for anyone who loves the outdoors and walking in nature with unspoilt scenery and stunning views. Our guide Werner was very capable and informative along the way and kept the pace at an enjoyable level, you do not...More

Thank Lynda B
TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings This is such a great and positive review and truly does encapsulate the whole wonderful Dolphin Trail experience. Thank you. Well done on your achievement. May the memories last forever. Kind regards, on behalf of SANParks, Misty Mountain Resort, The Fernery - Guest Relations....More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband booked to go on the Dolphin Trail two day hike. It was an absolutely amazing experience, with stunning scenery, a variety of terrain to hike over (woods, forest, sand, rocks) and a wonderful guide. Our guide walked at a pace that...More

Thank Grace H
TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Greetings from the Dolphin Trail team It was such a pleasure having you as a guest and congratulations on a wonderful achievement. The Dolphin Trail most certainly is a special experience. Thank you for this great review as many potential hikers depend on feedback of...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

A very scenic walk through the forests and along side the coast accompanied by a knowledgeable and friendly guide . Its an above medium fitness trail with good elevation with very scenic views . . The accommodation was superb , well located next to the...More

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TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Greetings IanV Thank you for your review of the Dolphin Trail. Well done on completing one of the most special trails on the GardenRoute. We do hope you will return for a visit in the not-too-distant future. Kind regards from the DT Team. SANParks, Misty...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Recently completed the Dolphin Trail consisting of 3 nights, 2 days of hiking and a 4wd trip back to the start with Malando as our guide. Worthwhile doing once with great scenery especially on the 1st 2.5 days of hiking by the Indian Ocean, although...More

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TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Good morning and warm greetings from the Dolphin Trail Team. Congratulations and well done on completing one of the best trails the Garden Route has to offer. It is so good to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the experience. Your review...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Seven friends recently completed the Dolphin Trail. Where to begin ? Firstly the the environment that this trail traverses is absolutely stunning. From forest to fynbos , across sea sprayed rocks, to look outs across the ocean and stuning views of the Storms River gorge...More

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TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Greetings Clive S Well done on completing one of the BEST trails on offer in beautiful South Africa. Well done, indeed!!! You can certainly wear this achievement badge with pride. Thank you for your descriptive and positive review. It so aptly covers all that the...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We finished the Dolphin trail on 8th Feb & enjoyed every single second. The guides, group, hiking terrain and scenery were wonderful - and each night of accommodation individual & perfect! Lunches & evening meals incredibly tasty. Could not recommend more... don’t forget to take...More

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TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Greetings Jodi A Well done on ticking off one of the country's best trails. It is so great to read your enthusiasm and it is clear your passion for the beauty and splendour of nature is as alive as ours. Thank you for this great...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

We had a great trip. We enjoyed the walk and all of the accommodation. We were well looked after for all of our meals, a special mention for the lunch provided by the Fernery on the 2nd day of walking - fabulous. Our guide Minando...More

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TheFernery, Guest Relations Manager at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good afternoon Alison Your review is a great guideline for those keen to do the hike. Thank you for the tips and for the overall review. Apologies for the wait to check-in. This will be viewed constructively. Many thanks for having joined us on this...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We undertook this trail after it was recommended by a family member and we weren’t disappointed. The accommodation ranges from cabins at the National Park (cute, have everything you need and are right next to the Indian Ocean) to the luxurious chalets at The Fernery...More

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TheFernery, other at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Good day and warm greetings On behalf of SANParks, Misty Mountain Reserve and The Fernery, thank you very much for this informative and descriptive review. The Dolphin Trail is unique and special and it is most rewarding when so appreciated by fellow hikers and nature-lovers....More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

If you like doing something active for a couple of days then this trail is great. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed the trail which had beautiful views, fantastic hotels to stay in (the food was great!!!) And great guides. We had a really great...More

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TheFernery, SANParks, Misty Mountain Reserve - PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Sarah Great to hear your hike was fun, and that we lived up to our promise of being the best hike in the country! Good food, good stays, excellent guides and fellow hikers! Thanks so much for your feedback. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

The Dolphin trail was good, and sometimes awesome! Parts of the trail where so good that others where boring. I am not a trained hiker but in a good physical condition and with right equipment it is good to do. The accomodation in between are...More

Thank NoelNL
TheFernery, Misty Mountain, SANParks - PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Good morning NoelNL We hope the awesome moments on the trail will remain as special memories. Thank you for sharing this review and thank you for being part of this magnificent trail of which we are passionate and proud. Hopefully you will be back some...More

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owenlavington
31 August 2018|
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Response from TheFernery | Property representative |
The hike does not have specific days. They are booked as per availability. Care is taken not to overlap groups and are limited to 10 /12 people. This ensures the hikers are treated to quality time amongst themselves. It... More
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Thelma123
2 May 2017|
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Response from TheFernery | Property representative |
Hi Thelma. The trail runs throughout the year until mid December to mid January, when we close for about 4 weeks. The trail is special in so many ways and it is not possible to say what time of the year is best. It can be... More
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