Take heart those who baulk at arduous hikes. The Baviaans Camino has arrived. Sure, it’s four days and 75 kilometres over some pretty rough Eastern Cape wilderness, but fear not at becoming footsore. Along with you comes a pack of trusty Boerperde, allowing you to put your feet up and absorb this handsome landscape from the saddle. It’s the ultimate in slackpacking. Talking of slackpacking, in the Elgin Valley we come across quite the opposite. About 100 years ago, an intrepid lass arrived on Palmiet River farm to become one of the pioneer apple farmers in the area and, as a pastime, created gardens on the farm that to this day are gloriously nurtured by her family. Still in the Overberg, this time at Arniston on the coast, more heritage awaits in the delightfully restored Kassiesbaai, South Africa’s last authentic, Coloured fishing village. You can even stay over in a whitewashed cottage, and sit on the stoep, waiting for the chucky boats to bring in the catch.