Hiking around South Africa’s Casinos.

One of the best hiking/casino combinations in South Africa is along the stunning Garden Route. Known to be one of the prettiest regions of South Africa, the Garden Route is popular with holidaymakers who take coach trips the full length of the route, long weekenders to come for a few days to enjoy the weather and scenery and hikers of all abilities who come to get back to nature.

There is a way to combine hiking with a hotel stay, and not just any hotel stay. Opt to stay in or near ne of the garden route casinos and you can take hikes during the day and try to win your fortune of an evening. What better way to unwind after a day of trekking the coastal regions of South Africa’s Garden Route with a laid-back show and the odd game of blackjack or roulette?

Enjoy day hikes such as the Groeneweide Hiking Trail – an amazing trail that takes you through forests and scrub-land running between Silver River and Kaaimans River. As it is so picturesque you are likely to want to stop at regular intervals so take snacks and drinks for impromptu picnics along the way. Don’t forget the camera. There are three trails in total here, Green which is 9km long, Blue is 11km long and Red is 13km long, so you can decide on the day how energetic you are feeling.

Woodville short trail is great for people of all ages and abilities, it is wheelchair accessible with plenty of toilets, picnic tables and water. The trail itself is just 2km long and it is a great trail for a gentle stroll. Even the kids will love this one, so make it a whole family day out – they can even play in the forest stream, so pack a towel with the picnic.