The Dargle Discovery Slackpack

The newly developed Dargle Discovery is a 3 day slackpacking hike combining rugged high berg hiking with the luxury of fine Midlands comforts. Traversing privately owned land in several reserves and conservancies otherwise not accessible to the public, this slackpack encompasses some of the most iconic areas of the Midlands. Given the variety of different ecological niches, this region offers a rich biodiversity and high level of endemism. The Dargle valley is home to over 200 species of birds and highly specialised animals like Samango Monkeys, Cape Parrots and Rock Dassies. The ever-changing landscapes include breath taking mountain summits, highly threatened Mist-Belt Forest, Afro-Montane grassland, rolling farmland and panoramic Midlands vistas. Nature based eco-tourism is one of the principals aims of Spekboom Tours with 10% of profits going towards local conservation projects.

Duration: 3 days, 3 nights
Recommended fitness level: Moderate
Average daily walking distances: 10-17km
Accommodation types: Comfortable midlands-style B&B, farm cottages
Price: from R4200pps

Inclusive of comfortable accommodation, all meals, luggage transfer, registered guide, conservancy fees

Bespoke tours can also be arranged for organised groups with special interests: Birding, biomimicry, ecology, poetry and mediation and flowers gazing.

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