Welcome to Venture Beyond

Who we are and what we do!


Venture Beyond is a Plett based company specializing in guided hiking tours and trails throughout the Garden Route and beyond.

We offer the best slackpacking tours in the Western Cape (with lodge based and glamping options available), kayaking trips,  Day walks and ambles, trips into the Knysna Forest with our soft cycling for the whole family and our guided self-drive option.  Our Design-a-Trail provides you with the option of customizing your Trail and/or Tour by adding supplementary activities that will enhance your overall experience.  These supplementary outdoor activities include kayaking, forest bathing, yoga, birding, botanical walks, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Surf Lessons and MTB trails.

Our specialist guides include botanists, birders and marine biologists who will share their knowledge with you to ensure your experience is a memorable one.

If you prefer to do your own trail but need a camp with soft beds and someone to cater for you - our Biomimicry camp may be just for you. This camp is an exclusive one of a kind nature experience, inspired by nature and designed to leave only positive footprints. We will fetch you from the airport, arrange all your activities that include guided hikes, kayaks, MTB and Stand up paddleboarding.





This 5th edition of the Garden Route Guide provides a comprehensive overview and greater insight into the natural treasures of the Garden Route environment, its diverse and beautiful landscapes, its rich cultural history, and its mountains, rivers and coastal magnificence. Co Authored by Julie Carlisle & Grahame Thomson, this edition is every adventurers must have pocket handbook! Plettenberg Bay, February 2017