Today I met a young man from George who is starting a new tourism venture: Outeniqua Mountain Trail Walks. Elton Olivier will take visitors to George on guided trail walks through the Outeniqua Mountains. His contact number is 0798539306 and email

This afternoon we already had the first guests who told us that they planned to come back to George so that they can join  Eltan on some of his guided hiking trails!

The main routes are:

  • Forest Buzzard trail through indigenous forest and plantations (2,2 – 5 km)
  • Groeneweide trail is a hike through forest and the Kaaimans ans Silver River (9- 13km)
  • Pass to Pass trail is a hike between the Outeniqua and Montagu Pass ( 13km)
  • Tierkop trail (20km)

Elton is working on some more hikes – the one that I am most excited about will be up the Montagu Pass and down the historic Cradock Pass (the latter an old wagon trail)

Here are some photos taken on that route:

Die Ou Tolhuis DSC07984 DSC07987 Montagu pass DSC07976 DSC07977



p.s. Camino talk on Saturday afternoon 7 March 2015 – aimed at anyone thinking of doing the Camino Frances this year. Please contact me if you are interested. 7 March 17h00 at Fairview Homestead.(R20- in aid of Charity)