It's often a little hard for visitors to South Africa to get a sense of the scale and beauty of the natural environment in the country, particularly in the countryside where still photos often don't do the places justice.
That's why we particularly liked this superb video made recently of The Otter Trail by Etienne Schoeman. It's really worth watching so grab a cup of tea and take a 3 minute holiday!
This hike starts in Nature's Valley near Plettenberg Bay and continues along a totally undeveloped section of the south coast of the country. The natural surroundings are utterly stunning from wildlife marine and terrestial to virgin indigenous forests and hidden coves. It's in fact so famous that it's almost become a pilgrimage by South Africans: if you haven't done The Otter Trail, you're not really a Saffer!
The Otter Trail is a multi-day hike but you don't need to do all the nights and you don't need to full-pack it either. There are lots of slackpacking options available. It's also family-friendly
It works particularly well in conjunction with one of our Garden Route trips, either starting in Cape Town or Port Elizabeth - more details on those trips here.