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Stinkhoutkloof Forest Trail

Stinkhoutkloof Forest Trail

Most hikers will recognize the Otter Trail in Tsitsikamma as being one of the top hiking trails in South Africa and indeed the world.  In the same area as the Otter Trail are a number of beautiful trails of varying lengths that are well worth exploring. If you lucky enough to be visiting the area take the time out of your schedule to walk this beautiful little trail, no need to book.

The trail follows a forestry road for about 2 km before crossing the highway and descending down a steep path into the indigenous forest.  There are many river crossings and the water is refreshing despite the tea brown colour from the tannin.

  • Natural forest
  • Pine Plantations
  • Streams and rock pools
  • Interesting fungi
  • Fauna & Flora
  • Vibrant bird life

To get to the Bloukrans Forest Station, take the Natures Valley/Coldstream turnoff from the N2 toll road just before the Tsitsikamma tollgate (see map for details).

Entry to the trail is by way of a self issuing permit obtainable at the box at the entrance to the trail.


Parking area at Bloukrans Forest Station


Circular Route


8.4 km


3 hours




Sign register at entrance

Take With

You will need the following:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • good walking shoes
  • insect repellent
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • swimming gear
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