Explore-Share logo and link to home

The Otter Trail, 5-day Hut-to-hut hike along the coast in South Africa

The Otter Trail, 5-day Hut-to-hut hike along the coast in South Africa | South Africa

Join one of our experienced and certified guides for a 5-day hut to hut hike on the Otter Trail along the beautiful coast of South Africa.

Private and Group

5 Days

All year




* Enjoy a 5-day hiking adventure on the Otter Trail in South Africa.

* Spend the nights in different huts, including Ngubu huts.

* Marvel at an abundance of gorgeous, natural highlights.


For 5 amazing days, we would like to guide you on an unforgettable hiking adventure on the 45 kilometer long Otter Trail.

Located along the coast of South Africa, the Otter Trail is the oldest hiking trail in all of South Africa. Running from the Storms River mouth to the Nature’s Valley, the trail, which opened in 1968 is truly iconic.

While not as demanding as other South African trails like the Amatola or Outeniqua, the Otter Trail still has some difficult parts. There are some steep climbs and descents, and some technical river crossings, but the trail is not overtly difficult. However, prior experience in long distance hiking is recommended, and you should be in good physical condition.

Throughout this hike, we will be stopping at and spending the night in several different, comfortable huts. Those huts include the Ngubu huts, the Scott huts, the Oakhurst huts and the Andre huts. All of these huts are quite comfortable and will provide you with a great place to rest and prepare for the following day’s hike.

Filled with amazing highlights, the Otter Trail is ideal for people who want to really explore South Africa and take in its astounding beauty. To join us on this amazing adventure, just send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We also offer a longer, 10-day adventure along the Drakensberg Grand Traverse in KwaZulu-Natal, which you can enjoy here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

What people are saying about Explore-Share



I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!



I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.



Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!



Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.


You may also like

Find more trips in South Africa

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.