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Meet your Host
Garden Route Trail is a nature guiding business


Monz and Mark


Passion for Nature

Mark started Garden Route Trail in May 2004. Since then he has offered guiding, logistics and catering for nature tours in the Garden Route and Southern Africa.

Both Mark has extensive background in ecology and the environment, both as a guide and an envronmental field researcher in three feilds of study.


Mark Dixon


Mark Dixon

Mark, a qualified marine biologist, has worked in environmental positions globally as a CCAMLR Scientific Observer in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and on a Jaguar Project with Conservation International in the Pantanal, Brazil.

An avid hiker, Mark has hiked in the USA and Canadian Rockies, the Chilean, Bolivian and Peruvian Andes, Nepalese Himalaya's, New Zealand Alps as well as the Drakensberg, Swartberg and Outeniqua mountain ranges.

An astute naturalist and an active field researcher (ornithologist, marine biologist and ichnologist), Mark informs guests with a mixture of scientific information and personal observations.

In addition to hiking, mountain biking and birding, Mark also has initiated the Strandloper Project to research ghost fishing from snagged recreational fishing tackle in the Garden Route.

Make a Reservation

For any enquiries or to make a reservation on any of our guided birding, nature hikes and hiking safaris, contact Mark on the following platforms :

    Reservation : email
  • Whatsapp : +27822135931


I are often out in the field and will endeavour to answer your mails within 48 hours.

For a more urgent response, send a Whatsapp message alerting me to your email.


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