Eden to Addo Great Corridor Hike
The Eden to Addo Great Corridor Hike is a 20 day, over 350 kilometer, fund raising expedition for and about conservation. All money raised contributes to building essential conservation corridors stretching from Knysna to Addo, linking the three mega reserves of the area: The Garden Route National Park, the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site and Addo Elephant National Park. These linkages are vital for preserving biodiversity in times of climate change. There is no greater threat to life on earth at present than loss of biodiversity. The cause is fragmentation of the landscape by human activity. The solution is the establishment of conservation corridors.
On the hike you walk through the corridors and through portions of all the reserves. The corridors are on private areas where only Eden to Addo is allowed access. You will experience 5 of South Africa’s 7 biomes and probably some of the wildest areas in South Africa. The Eden to Addo Corridor is certainly the most bio-diverse corridor on the planet with fynbos, forest, thicket, succulent karoo and nama karoo biomes. Just one of the biomes, fynbos, consists of 9000 species of which 6192 are found nowhere else. Nowhere else on earth will you be able to experience such diversity of terrain and species on a hike.
You will be part of a small, exclusive group of hikers that makes its way to Addo. There is no organised trail to follow. You will not come across other hikers or chalets. It can be very tough at times as we bundu bash through the Fynbos and follow animal paths. You will walk through areas where the last truly free elephants, black rhino and buffalo still roam without fences to hamper their movement. You will follow the spoor of leopard, bush buck and red hartebeest. And as you walk your donation is contributing to increasing their range by establishing conservation corridors between the parks.
If you have friends who you think would enjoy the hikes why not get them to walk with you – new friends are made and old friendships grow stronger when out in the wild.
The Eden to Addo hikes are ‘Slackpack’ hikes walked in ‘Safari Style’, where your main pack is transported for you, so all you carry is a small day-pack with your lunch and wet-weather gear. You will walk on average 18 to 20km per day for the 20 days. On reaching camp at the end of the day you will find your safari tent already set-up, a fire on the go and a beverage of your choice. Meals are hearty and nutritious made by our amazing bush chef with mostly locally sourced products and ethically sourced free range chicken, eggs and lamb. All you need to do is put one foot in front of the other and take in the beauty and vast open spaces that surround you
On registration we will send you a link to a comprehensive booklet on what to bring and how to get fit.