More Green Flag for Garden Route National Park hiking trails

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More Green Flag for Garden Route National Park hiking trails

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More Green Flag for Garden Route National Park hiking trails
04 May 2018

An additional four (4) hiking trails in the Wilderness section of the Garden Route National Park received Green Flag accreditation from the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA). This brings the number of accredited hiking trails to 18 in the Garden Route National Park. Twelve (12) are in the Tsitsikamma section of the Park, 2 in the Knysna sections and the recent 4 in the Wilderness section. The four trails include the Half Collard Kingfisher trail (9,65km), Dune Mole Rat Trail (8,2km), Woodville Big Tree (2km) and the Circles in the Forest (3,4km).

More people are walking trails in Knysna, Wilderness and Tsitsikamma, a total of 667 people walked hiking trails in Knysna during the Easter Weekend only. The Garden of Eden had the most walkers (266) of the 667, the King Edward Big tree (140), Kranshoek (132), Diepwalle (70) and Perdekop (59). Two (2) of Knysna’s hiking trails (Perdekop in Harkerville and the Elephant route in Diepwalle) received Green Flag status accreditation by HOSA back in 2015.

About 482 people walked the Half-collared Kingfisher trail only in Wilderness during the Easter Weekend compared to 356 last Easter. The steady increase in the number of people walking in the National Park can be attributed to the Garden Route Festival over the same period where numerous SANParks hiking trails were among 52 hiking trails to experience in the Region. People are also walking trails in groups and are including hiking as one of numerous activities to do in the Park.


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