The Great Kei Trek Trails

GKT Trails - The Shorter or “Walkie Talkie”  Version

GKT “Walkie Talkie” - Distances and Routes 

Day 1 - 20km

A short bus ride will take you to the mighty Kei River where you will cross over on the Kei River Ferry. Your run/ walk will be starting in the Old Transkei, where you will head towards Trennery’s and Seagulls Hotels, but not before a special and optional stop off for a swim at stunning Gxara Falls, along with a “cold-one”. It’s then on to Seagulls Hotel to take in the view, stop off for a snack and relax. After leaving Seagulls, you will then head back along the beach to the finish at the Kei River Ferry. And if that fine establishment in Kei Mouth, The Bushpig is open, we may just have to stop off for a light refreshment. From there you have an option of a bus trip back, or you can choose to do an optional 7km back to the finish at Morgan Bay.


Day 2 - 12km

A fun and challenging journey in and around Morgan Bay, up to the Kei Mouth Golf Course, and the back to Morg’s along some great beach trails, then over the Morgan Bay Beach and on to the mind-glowingly beautiful Morgan Bay Cliffs, before the final 1km journey back to the finish. 


Day 3 - 13km

The Highlight - After a short bus trip to Haga Haga, you have a beach run/ stroll from the Haga Haga Hotel back to Morgan Bay. First you travel via Haga Haga Retreat, through Marshstrand, and then back on to the beach for the return journey. Your last surprise awaits as you arrive at the cliffs; you will see no roads, just trails leading up the side of the cliffs. (Don’t worry, these are Fishermen’s’ Trails, and are used almost every day - but they are steep). Besides the awesome views, a surprise awaits you at the top of the cliffs. Yip, you guessed it, Your final stop just 1km from the finish. 


We are constantly looking for more bits and pieces, but so far we have what we believe to be some unbelievable track offering you a mix of everything.


More details routes as well as .GPX files will be made available closer to race day.


Have a look at the maps below to get an idea as to where the trails will take you. There are a few spots we would like you to take your time to appreciate; go for a swim, enjoy the view, or if you are adventurous enough, stop off for a “cold-one”.


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