A South Africa walking safari with Ker & Downey let’s you experience nature up close. Go back to the wild with South Africa at its most unbridled and uninhibited. Trek through Marakele National Park, walk the Oystercatcher Trail, venture into the Cederberg Mountains, and relax among Cape Town’s luxuries.

South Africa Walking Safari with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 14 days/13 nights in Marakele National Park, Garden Route, Cederberg, and Cape Town

South Africa Walking Safari _ South Africa Adventure Travel

This suggested South Africa walking safari is just one way to see the wilderness on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you. Read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip, and then contact us to get started planning.

Marakele National Park

Ker & Downey’s South Africa walking safari begins with the country’s only malaria-free Big Five walking safari trail at Marataba Mountain Lodge. This year-round hiking destination is undoubtedly perfect for those seeking an interactive safari experience amid the spectacular scenery of the Waterberg. Spend four days here, exploring the many untouched micro-environments hidden within the private concession linked to Marakele National Park. Explore mountain gorges and riverine courses, as well as hikes to refreshing waterholes and ancient Stone Age cave paintings.

Garden Route

Next, your South Africa walking safari continues along the country’s famed Oystercatcher Trail. This world-renowned trekking experience takes you along the golden beaches and green coastline of the Western Cape’s Garden Route. Over four days, experience ecological and cultural wonders such as tasting wild oysters, swimming in rocky bays, and spotting black oystercatchers, and bask in romantic fireside dinners.


The next stop on this South Africa walking safari presents the ultimate wilderness experience. Within the prehistoric Cederberg Mountains, archaeologist-led excursions lead you to one of the region’s 130 San Bushman rock art sites. These sites, dated between 2,000 and 10,000 years ago, offer a window into the lives of the ancient San people.

Cape Town

Finally, conclude your South Africa walking safari with a bit of post-walking R&R within the luxurious confines of Cape Town. Spend your time here at your leisure, enjoying the sights and sounds of Cape Town’s cosmopolitan ambiance, not to mention the fantastic dining opportunities. Or, allow Ker & Downey to schedule an exciting outing to one of the city’s nearby attractions. Book this South Africa adventure travel experience today!

Custom Trips to South Africa

Ready to go on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on A South Africa Walking Safari? Read more about the seasonality and pricing in South Africa at the Ker & Downey Difference. Then, contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey.