We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dolphin Trail

Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
+27 42 280 3588
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great experience!

The Dolphin trail was good, and sometimes awesome! Parts of the trail where so good that others... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NoelNL
via mobile
5/5

Amazing views, 5 star accommodation, delicious food and friendly guides (Minando, Werner and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karyn r
,
Mauritius
via mobile
Read all 40 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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 over the Indian Ocean.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park 6308, South Africa
CONTACT
Website
+27 42 280 3588

Similar Things to Do in Storms River

Write a ReviewReviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views, 5 star accommodation, delicious food and friendly guides (Minando, Werner and Hershel). This was a treat. We walked alongside the coast and in the forest. Anyone should do this once in their lifetime.More

Thank karyn r
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks - PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good morning Karyn We are so thrilled to read this great review and greatly appreciate your recommendation that it should be experienced as a "once in a liftetime" adventure. Well done on completing the hike. We look forward to your return? :) Best wishes and...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is an absolute must. It is hiking in the most beautiful natural forest in South African next to the ocean the whole way, giving you the best of both worlds. This slack pack route takes the load off you so you do not have...More

1  Thank Dirk H
TheFernery, Misty Mountain, SANParks - PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Good morning and warm greetings Today is exceptionally beautiful on the trail with whales and dolphins enjoying this balmy weather. Thank you most sincerely for such a descriptive review and for awarding the Dolphin Trail a 5-star rating. The guides and the owner/partners of the...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We did a day trip from Misty Mountain Lodge to the Fernery accompanied by two excellent guides. The pathways were well maintained and provided magnificent views of this incredible coastline We saw whales and dolphin en route and were provided with a delicious lunch in...More

Thank butlert159
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks - PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Good morning butler159 Well done on completing the hike. It certainly is a most beautiful section of the Garden Route and it is a real pleasure to be able to share this with fellow hikers and nature-lovers. With whales and dolphins on display, abundant bird-life...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We celebrated 40+ years of friendship doing the Dolphin Trail and it has been an amazing experience. The guides are very knowledgeable and informative, always making sure that we are all safe and looked after, well hydrated and comfortable. The accommodation at Stormsriver as well...More

Thank nicolabassett
TheFernery, Misty Mountain, SANParks ~ PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Warm greetings It is such a wonderful occasion ~ to be celebrating special friendships. May there be countless fun and exciting times ahead for you. Thank you for having chosen to make these memories on the beautiful and unique Dolphin Trail. Your review is much...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

I really recommend this trail for hikers. The trail is well guided and organised. The food and accommodation is outstanding. We had a show of Dolphins and Whales throughout the hike which really made the Trail name deserving.More

Thank Odette803
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks ~ PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Greetings Odette What a treat. So, we truly lived up to our name!!? Thank you so much for having taken the trouble to post this review. It was great having you and we hope you will be back one day to repeat the experience. Kind...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you prefer to do things in style, this is the hike for you. On the first day you can walk a part of the Otter Trail, up to the waterfall, which is absolutely beautiful. The accommodation provided at the Tsitsikama Nature Reserve was met...More

Thank Werner N
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks ~ PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Greetings Werner We are very grateful to you for this 5-star review and great description on what a happy hiker can expect from the amazing Dolphin Trail. Thank you so much and congratulations on completing the trail. As you say... well worth it. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

The national park entrance is about 10 km from the road and the drive to the bay another 7 or 8 km. However once you are there the walk is on boardwalks to some suspension bridges. Beautiful coast and mountain scenery, and the walk is...More

Thank Phil W
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks ~ PA at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Warm greetings Thank you for review the Dolphin Trail on Trip Advisor. We hope to encourage nature-lovers and keen hikers to explore the beauty that is on offer in Storms River. Your review is most appreciate. Kind regards, Diane

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We did the dolpin tail inSeptember 2017. It was absolutely incredible. It was slack packing. Accommodation was great and bettef thannexpected. The third night at Tge Fernery was excellent! The guides were pleasant and gery knowledgeable. All in all a hikw I can highly recommendMore

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank Willem646
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks ~ Guest Liaison at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Warm greetings Willem646 On behalf of Misty Mountain, The Fernery and SANParks, many thanks for having taken the time to review The Dolphin Trail. Your recommendation is most appreciated and we hope to see many hikers return in the future to recapture the special memories....More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great hike Luxury hike Essential hike Ultimate slack packing hikeExcellent accommodation Excellent food Very good guides A supetb hike NOT to be missedMore

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank 942ilsac
TheFernery, Misty Mountain Reserve, SANParks - Guest Liaison at The Dolphin Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Good morning and warm greetings This is a great review. Thank you. Your choice of words like "great, essential and utlimate" sums it up and is much appreciated! We hope your review will encourage other hiking enthusiasts because, as you say... "NOT to be missed"....More

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tsitrus Cafe
200 reviews
3.87 km away
Marilyn's 60's Diner
452 reviews
3.73 km away
The Bistro at Bitou
78 reviews
3.77 km away
Fynboshoek Cheese
58 reviews
7.94 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
1,036 reviews
3.71 km away
Untouched Adventures
395 reviews
4.61 km away
Tsitsikamma Segway Tours
184 reviews
3.86 km away
Storms River Suspension Bridge
722 reviews
4.87 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Thelma123
2 May 2017|
Answer
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
0
Votes