Green Flag Trails is a voluntary quality and sustainability eco-label for nature trails.
More than 40 hiking and walking trails in South Africa, Austrailia and South America have recieved Green Flag accreditation. Green Flag Trails work towards sustainable development, where the trails accredited meet strict criteria.
Green Flag Trails is a system that recognizes trails that meet minimum standards in terms of trail design, accommodation, facilities and service, as well as the conservation of natural resources and safety.
Trails with Green Flag Trail status strive to offer the best possible hiking experiences.
The system centers around the concept of allowing hikers to make informed decisions of the trails they’d like to do. Green Flag Trails is an accreditation programme that seeks to offer hikers assurance and all the information needed to ensure trails meet their expectations.
GREEN FLAG HIKING TRAILS OF SOUTH AFRICA
Below is a list of Green Flag hiking trails in South Africa. Note some of these have expired pending new audit. Click the links for more information about the specific trails. Also see an alphabetic list of Multi-day Trails and One day trails / walks.
Two Hiking trails in the Knysna forest also part of the Garden Route National Park recently received Green Flag status. Perdekop (9, 5 kilometer nature walk) and Olifants (in Diepwalle) hiking trails were accredited by the Hiking Organisation of Southern Africa (HOSA) on the 14 May 2015.
Rock Hopper – Grootvadersbosch – Heidehof – Kogelberg – Limietberg – Bobbejaans River – Harkerville – Stilbaai Day Trails – Swart Tobie – Swellendam – Tsitsikamma Hiking Trail (Cape Pine) – Boesmanskloof – Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Day Walks – Whale – Hoerikwaggo – Karoo Erdvark – Oystercatcher – Donkey – Walks for Wine – Outeniqua – Eve’s – Five Bays – Darling Stagger – Perlemoen – Fynbos – Garden Route National Park (Day Walks) – Panorama – Boland – Augalhas National park – Tankwa Camino – De Hoop Nature Reserve
Bermanzi Two-day Clover leaf Hike – Broodboom – Fanie Botha – Five Assegais – Indabushe – Kaapsche Hoop – Oom Paul – Prospectors – Ribbokkloof – Rooikrans – Suikerboschfontein – Wolhuter (Kruger National Park) – Elangeni – Uitsoek: Houtbosloop – Uitsoek: Day Walks – Num-Num – Napi (Kruger National Park)