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Garden Route Coast, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Otter is a challenge, kid no man! And not something to be taken on lightly, but for those brave souls that do it: A near live changing experience, sleeping in huts on the most beautiful coastline in South Africa (maybe the world?). You will...More

2  Thank riaanels
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We did the otter trail, and it was absolutely amazing. cottages was clean and neat, bathrooms was clean and neat! The trail was breathtaking - the views are worth every step. We had lots of dolphin viewings and whale viewings. make sure to add this...More

Thank H_M_Mouton
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I won't lie, it was hard. But of god, it was worth every drop of sweat. The fact that you have no electricity or network makes you savour every bit of it. Landscapes are amazing and you'll feel free and privileged. The people we met...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We had to book a year in advance for this magical experience. The routes were well marked and very challanging. We renamed the trail to the 'Oppers' as you are forever climbing upwards. The huts were well maintained and provided good nights' rest. On our...More

4  Thank dewaldenmonica
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I absolutely loved this trip although it was tough. There are many natural steps to climb and descend and if you over pack or don't position the backpack contents carefully, it can be tough on your back. Don't forget anything as you are surrounded by...More

1  Thank Sandi P
Reviewed 12 February 2018

A 5 day 4 night hike across demanding terrain which is well rewarded with dramatic views of untouched natural beauty. The nights are spent in cosy log cabins. Mattresses are provided on triple bunk beds. No electricity. 1 flushing toilet, 1 cold water shower, firewood...More

1  Thank HamzK
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I don’t know what drove me to agree to do this hike a second time around. The up hills; the sore feet, the weight of the pack. It was a very long, hot and sore hike. Yet looking back at the photos we took, a...More

Thank Kev_and_Lee
Reviewed 2 November 2017

25 years since I last did this spectacular trail and yet again, stunned continuously by the scenery, the constant change of environment and the ever present crashing of waves. The trail is in superb condition and the huts, showers and undercover boma's were all clean,...More

Thank africanbeauty
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

A strenuous hike with a lot of uphills, but so worth the spectacular views. Huts are basic, no warm water but great views from toilet. All huts are close to the beach. Trail is well marked. Timing of river crossings need to be planned and...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I did the first day of the Otter Trail - to the waterfall. It was a spectacular hike - with easy part and some parts which requires some climbing. But the view along the trail and the view at the waterfall was worth every effort....More

2  Thank JaneBis
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Response from Looking4gr8ness | Reviewed this property |
Hi Markus Sorry for not replying sooner as I only read your question now. - how did it work out for you?