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A Truly Unique ‘Slackpacking’ Experience!

If you love the idea of exploring unspoilt stretches of coastline and pioneering new trails, but hate the thought of carrying a crippling load on your back, then slackpacking is for you.

The stretch of coastline between the Berg and Olifants Rivers offers superb hiking opportunities which the Crayfish Trail takes full advantage of. There are a number of different routes from which to choose, including a Five Day Trail and a choice of Two Day Trails.


Our Ethos & Values:


A holiday with a difference! Hiking along the West Coast affords our guests an intimate experience of this beautiful place without the burden of a heavy backpack.



We believe in taking responsible and sustainable tourism to the next level. All guides, activities and meals are locally sourced to ensure an authentic West Coast Experience. 

Guests are treated to the best of what the West Coast has to offer including interacting with local communities, comfortable accommodation, tasty food and unique wines.


About The Trail
“The best of the West Coast”
The Crayfish Trial Company offers three options:

Five Day Trail

Two Day Trail

Tailor-made Trail

The West Coast of South Africa is an unexpected canvas where culture, community, heritage, natural beauty, wine, food, luxury and adventure collide. We have combined a unique blend of these ingredients to offer a truly unique ‘slackpack’ experience.

There are few places in the world where one can walk for kilometers and not see another soul. Not to mention spectacular ocean views from paths above cliffs, unique coastal vegetation, an abundance of bird life as well as seasonal wildflowers, whales and dolphins. This is an all-year destination in which each season brings its own surprises.

The Crayfish Trail links a series of quaint coastal towns, nature reserves and noteworthy farms including:

Rocherpan, Elands Bay, Steenbokfontein, Lamberts Bay, Doring Bay, Big River Bend and Papendorp.

Each has its own unique story and something special to offer the intrepid explorer.

Get your family and friends together for an experience that you will never forget! We go out of our way to introduce our guests to the real ‘WesKus‘ – showcasing the rich culture, delicious cuisine and spirit of this magnificent stretch of coastline.

Welcome to South Africa’s very own Crayfish Trail!

Vital Information


Between 4 and 12

West Coast
                 Launch special:


Two Day Trail from R 3200.00

Five Day Trail from R 8000.00

* Trips are subject to group size and availability.

Accomodation, all meals, transport of luggage (and guests when needed), a local guide and daily activities.

Contact US

Limited Offer!

Book one of our discounted launch trails for 2018.


Enquiry type:

Two Day Trail Options

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