Half collared kingfisher trail signage

Half Collared Kingfisher Trail

SANPARKS Trail – Paid permit / entrance required

The Half Collared Kingfisher Trail is an 8 kilometer out and back trail located near Wilderness that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

It is a beautiful shady walk through the forest and you are likely to see most of our birds e.g. the Knysna Loerie, Giant Kingfisher and the Fish Eagle. You will also see the Yellow wood trees.

The trail starts on the west bank of the Touw River and joins up with the Giant Kingfisher trail on the east bank of the Touw River that leads to the waterfall. You cross the Touw river with a pontoon.

As this falls under San Parks jurisdiction, hikers are required to purchase a permit in order to be allowed to do the hike. Permits available at the start of trail entrance.

Day visitors are allowed until 17h30.

No dogs allowed.

SanParks contact information: Tel +27 (0) 44 877 1197

Start Coordinates: (DD)-33.987595, 22.606653
Start/FinishEbb & Flow North, Waterside Rd, Hoekwil, Wilderness
Distance8 km
Elevation Gain± 209 m
Perceived ExertionLight
Trail SystemWilderness
SurfaceHiking trail
Jeep track
Route MarkersYes
GPX MapDownload GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.


Trail Running± 1.5 h – 3 h
Hiking± 3 h – 4 h 


  • Parking 
  • Water / tap
  • Restroom


Weather Data Source: 7 tage wetter