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Chico Hike The Matroos

Tour Types

Solo Pet Friendly Hike Tours

Review Rating


3 D/2 N





Enjoy award winning wines & the mouth watering cuisine from the Tulbagh valley on this mini pet friendly break with your dogs participating or keeping an eye on your consumption!  



  • Scooper Fees is compulsory & Venue Cleaning Fees where applicable.

  • Most venues offer a pet sitter for hire (when you take off on your own & need a sitter). PGA has paw sitters during our tour program activities.

  • Dog meals  & Self Cater Food Hampers (menu on request) can be pre-ordered where available for weekender breaks.

  • Extra Options can be selected under Additional Services in the tour display to choose from before check out.



  • Please DO NOT visit these attractions  on your own with your dogs without prior arrangements with the venue.

  • PGA activities are specially arranged for our groups & not always pet friendly to the general public!

  • Planned activities are based on a min of 10 pax - tours will only be confirmed on 10+ booked adults.

  • Add To Cart is only enabled when the tour has booking dates available. 

  • Club Members can request their own dates for any package - T's & C's apply to group sizes for activities.



None / Big / Mixed/  Small Dogs Only

Accom Venue Only Allow x Amount of Dogs - please check HERE before making a booking - we will update the dog amounts daily  in RED where this restriction is applicable!





  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast Hamper or B&B
  • Dinner  (Braai/Potjie/Restaurant) 
  • Tasting Fees (Food or Wine/Beer)
  • River Boat Cruise
  • In Between Activity Transfers (Where Stated)
  • Canoe & Bike Hire (Leisure Use)



  • Transfers (Self Drive To Stays)
  • Lunch (restaurants/picnics)
  • Pet Sitter For Hire (where available)
  • Drinks (soft & alcoholic)
  • Dog Venue Fees (when applicable)


  • Biking

  • Hiking

  • Nature Walks 
  • Day 1

Arriving at your stay early evening - enjoying a braai or potjiekos evening with fellow pet owners and get to know them and their dogs.

There are numerous options on the farm but we focus on Pet Participation Activities...

Lovers Lane - Lovers lane is an amazing trail for beginners as well as intermediate runners.  Game encounter on this trail…Grey Rheebuck, Klipspringer, Black Eagle, Baboon, Rooikat tracks and Dassies OR hike the Canal Walk - The Cross Country Trail is ideal for runners, hikers and even Mountain Biking. Nothing too serious, a couple of river crossings and amazing views and enough game to encourage you!

Other Activities 
Mountain Biking (own bike) Mountain Biking can be done on all the trails in the reserve, as well as on all farm roads.

For the ultimate downhill experience, you can try the 4x4 trail and descend 1081 vertical meters from the Matroosberg Peak down to the campsite (distance 11km).  

For small breeds - get your Pet Bike Along (available form PGA's shop) to take your dog with on your ride!  Big dogs can run along....  

Walk Abouts - Shorter Trails
Explore the fair amount of other trails lower down that will take you pass some amazing rock formations and rock pools.

Bainskloof Pass 

One of the Western Cape's most scenic routes. Consistent viewpoints along the pass allow space to pull over and relax with your dogs - leashed for safety. The pass is set high in the mountains on Route 303 between Wellington and Ceres.

Calabash Bush Pub 

Our "pit stop" on the Bains is Calabash ... The Calabash has  become a definite “must” when visiting the Breede River Valley. The venue is comfortable for all - the dogs can social with the "locals" (dogs)... and you can enjoy a mouthwatering Sunday lunch (spit braai) They also offer pizzas...burgers.... The pass leads you back home in the late afternoon....