We take you on our unique walking routes, or give exceptional guidance on well-known trails like the Fish River Canyon, Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail and the Whale Trail. Our adventures result in peacefulness, moments of true insight and an exhilarating feeling of having experienced something exceptional, whilst also having fun. Walk, feast your senses and re-charge!
For more Eco Experiences we offer Trail-making 4x4 expeditions throughout Namibia, The Kalahari and to the last wilderness areas in Southern Africa e.g. the Richtersveld and Baviaanskloof.
Join us for a Mountain Bike leisure breakaway holiday or training weekend with good food and a knowledgeable support team, that ensure a safe adventure experience.
Our Scenic Tours and Back-Road Journeys are shorter road trips to explore the Cape Peninsula, interesting smaller towns of the Klein Karoo and the greater Western Cape. Travel in leisure to experience e.g. Stargazing, Wine on the River and our breathtaking mountain passes.
Eco Ventures offer a broad package, including route planning and arranging of all accommodation, meals, permits and transport. In addition, training programs and packing lists for walks and hikes are available. All our hiking guides are first aid-trained and belong to the FGASA Body for Tourist guides in South Africa.
- Western Cape Scenic Tours & Day Walks West Coast, Namaqualand, Cape Peninsula, Boland & Klein Karoo
- Eco Walking Holidays Camel Safari, Baviaanskloof 'Amazing Walk', Cape Peninsula Scenic Eco Walks, Namaqualand, Klein Karoo, Boland, Overberg & Kalahari Eco Walks
- Hiking and Slack Packing Trails (baggage assist) Fish River Canyon Namibia & Whale Trail & Table Mountain Hoerikwaggo
- Mountain Bike Experience Baviaanskloof, Boland, Overberg, Namaqualand, Boesmanland and Klein Karoo
- 4x4 Trail-maker Expeditions Namibia, Richtersveld & Boesmanland and Baviaanskloof
- 301km Eco Ultra Pilgrimage Walks Namaqualand, Klein Karoo, Boland, Kalahari Eco Ultra Walks
- Renewal Experiences Deberas Retreat
Rondekuil Life Renewal
Baviaanskloof Art Therapy
Experience freedom and peace and leave revived after your adventure with us.
MEET THE TEAM
The founder and owner of Eco Ventures, Frik Olwage, has extensive knowledge of and a passion for nature, especially the desert and semi-desert areas of Southern Africa.
Frik, then a Graphic Designer, was approached by Nature Conservation 28 years ago to assist them with a hiking awareness campaign in South Africa. Eco Ventures was born when his hobby became his job. Frik is the planner and designer of many hiking trails and 4x4 routes in South Africa.
Frik's love of sport, especially marathon running, earned him the title "Prince of Marathons" in the late 70's. He was also part of the organizational team, as well as a participant in the 780km Namibia Trek and competed in the Madagascar's 600km 'Mada Raid'.
The first South African Eco Challenge, the 300km Africa Raid, was organized by Frik and his team. Using all his experience in hiking eco challenges, he designed the 301km Eco Ultra Walks and Trekking adventures. Many successful participants today vouch for the joy experienced by meeting the challenges from Frik's safety platform.
Lizette, Frik's wife and training partner, is a Professional Nurse with a business management background. Lizette is responsible for all the logistics behind every trip, but frequently escapes the office and has done every walk or trip on the program. Lizette happily shares her experiences and knowledge of walking ultra distances with everyone!