Gantouw Tours and Excursions

Not just another tour or hike!

Gantouw Tours & Excursions is not about "just another walk or a hike", but offers hands-on, interactive, educational nature guiding, hikes and walks. We offer half day, full day and extended overnight hikes and walks exploring the fascinating Biodiversity, Ecology, Geology and Paleo-History of the Western Cape and it's Fynbos Biome!

Half Day Walks and Hikes

Enjoy a lovely half day guided, interpretive hike or easy hike exploring the Flora, Fauna and Geology of a mountain or nature reserve in the Western Cape. These ramblings require a moderate level of fitness with the ability to walk on or up uneven terrain and carrying of a day backpack.


Full Day Mountain Hikes 6 -7 Hours

Enjoy a full day guided, interpretive hike exploring the Flora, Fauna and Geology of a mountain in the Western Cape. These ramblings require a moderate level of fitness with the ability to walk on or up uneven terrain and carrying of a day backpack.


Overnight Mountain Hiking Excursions 2 - 5 Days

Adventurous, often strenuous, mountain hikes, requiring a high level of fitness and the ability to climb up steep or high mountains. These excursions  also require the ability to carry a full backpack and hiking gear.  

Boland Hiking Trail - Overnight Hike


Boland Hiking Trail - Overnight Hike


Boland Hiking Trail - Overnight Hike

Botanical Excursions

Do you want to know more about what makes the Western Cape's Fynbos so special? Or how to ID the various families or genera, or which plants can be used as medicine or food? Then join us on various excursions to interesting sites and venues to explore Fynbos in more detail! Both half day or full day excursions offered!

Botanizing at the Steenbrass Nature Reserve




Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Botany hike up the Zig-Zag Trail


Geology Tours & Excursions

Exploring the geological history of the Western Cape, its various rock formations and exposure as well as visit to some of its paleontological sites. A full day tour packed with information, incredible scenic sites and mountainous landscapes.

Cape Peninsula Geology Tour, Graafwater Formation exposure in Chapman's Peak Drive


Botany and Geology Tour at Danielshoogte Private Reserve, Aurora


Investigating the geology of the Helderberg Mountain
















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