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Two Day Trails

Explore the West Coast

Everyone does not have five days available to see this wonderful part of the world.

We designed the perfect weekend/ mid-week getaway package for those who don’t. Choose from one of our Two Day Trail options which offer you the very best of that stretch of the coastline. (See interactive map). Remember you are welcome to send us what you would prefer to experience and we can tailor a trip to suit you.

Please note that our Two Day Trials are subject to availability which may vary depending on the season.

Southern Trail

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This option offers a unique experience of the West Coast over 2 glorious days! The 2 Day Crayfish Trail has been designed to suit anyone looking for an escape from the rat race of one’s daily routine. We have built the perfect 2-night getaway which allows you to feel like you have been away for a week. The trail includes hiking in the Rocherpan Nature Reserve, along pristine beaches, exploring caves with rock art and interacting with local people. One gets just a taste of the full 5 Day Trail. Please note that we embrace the notion of ‘slow living’, allowing one to take time and enjoy the finer things in life. Our itinerary shifts slightly depending on weather, season and availability.  The trail requires guests to be moderately fit and is suitable for families (children above 12). We require a minimum of 4 and have a maximum of 12 guests

Cost: From R 3200*

Day of Arrival

Check-in from 14h00 at either Rocherpan Nature Reserve or Vensterklip Guest Farm (depending on availability) which are both iconic venues. You will have the afternoon to settle in, and explore your surroundings. Guests will be treated to a home-cooked meal prepared by your host.

Day 1

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Guests will meet their guide and be ready to depart for the morning hike. A simple continental breakfast  is served before beginning the morning walk. We allow for 2.5 hours on this leg of the Crayfish Trail. Wind your way through beautiful single track and wooden paths hedged by fynbos, alongside pan to the lookout point. We then return along the beach and back to your overnight accommodation.

Guests enjoy lunch and explore the farm and Verlorenvlei which is a protected wetland and Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). There is an optional walk to ‘The Vensterklip’. We then explore the small fishing and surfing town of Elands Bay. Your guide will show you Baboon Point, a provincial heritage site, along with the caves and rock art left by the San. Enjoy a sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, coupled with a beer tasting with a selection of Darling Brew’s very best. For those who prefer wine, we also have an alternative wine and chocolate pairing ensemble in the evening.

Enjoy your night on the iconic Vensterklip Guest Farm: www.vensterklip.co.za.

TERRAIN
  • Flat beach
  • Jeep track

Day of Departure

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Guests enjoy a farm-style breakfast to get you ready for the day ahead. Transport will leave Vensterklip and follow a scenic drive to your starting point. Enjoy an 9 km hike along the beach and into the town of Lamberts Bay. Entering the town on foot gives one a unique welcome and feel for this one-of-a- kind coastal town. Your guide will lead you to Bird Island which is one of six sites in the world where Cape Gannets breed (and the only breeding site which is easily accessible to the public).

Guests will be introduced to local fishers at the harbor and hear more about the fishing sector from the people who are involved. This is also a chance to hear about the Abalobi initiative, which engages technology for social justice and to alleviate poverty. Lunch at one of Lamberts Bay’s iconic restaurants (the seafood basket is highly recommended). The day should wrap up around 13h30 a with transport provided back to the starting point of the trail.

Guests will be transported back to their vehicles. Alternatively, a transfer must be pre-arranged with the organisers. Return to Cape Town between 16h00 – 17h00.

TERRAIN
  • Flat beach
  • Jeep track

*We are flexible! Times are an indication and we adapt to the weather and needs of the group. **Accommodation is subject to availability and confirmation of deposit.

Northern Trail

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This option offers a unique experience of the West Coast over 2 glorious days! The 2 Day Crayfish Trail has been designed to suit anyone looking for an escape from the rat race of one’s daily routine. We have built the perfect 2-night getaway which allows you to feel like you have been away for a week. The trail includes visiting an iconic West Coast farm, walking along pristine beaches, a hike along coastal single-track paths and much, much more. One gets just a taste of the full 5 Day Trail. Please note that we embrace the notion of ‘slow living’, allowing one to take time and enjoy the finer things in life. Our itinerary shifts slightly depending on the weather, season and availability.  The trail requires guests to be moderately fit and is suitable for families (children above 12). We require a minimum of 4 and have a maximum of 12 guests.

Cost: From R3500, depending on group size.

*Please note that this trail is slightly more expensive due to transfers and associated distances.

Day of Arrival

Check-in from 14h00 at either Vensterklip or Steenbokfontein (depending on availability) which are both iconic West Coast farms. You will have the afternoon to settle in, and explore your surroundings. Guests will be treated to a home-cooked meal prepared by your host.

Day 1

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Route 1: Hike from Elands Bay Steenbokfontein: distance of 18 km

Guests will meet their guide and be ready to depart for the morning hike to Steenbokfontein. A hearty breakfast is served before beginning the morning walk. We allow for 4 hours on this leg of the Crayfish Trail. Guests hike along the idyllic and seemingly endless beaches, often without another soul around. There is an option to walk on the dirt road if the sand is too soft. Look forward to vista’s of the Strandveld while keeping a look-out for small game which inhabit the area. We include a tractor ride to the famous Steenbokfontein caves where you will learn about the history of the farm as well as hunter-gatherers which lived here. 

Route 2: Hike from Steenbokfontein to Lamberts Bay: distance of 12 km

Guests will meet their guide and be ready to depart for the morning hike to Steenbokfontein. A hearty breakfast is served before beginning the morning walk. We allow for 3 hours on this leg of the Crayfish Trail. Guests hike along the beach past the famous Muisbosskerm and enter the charming town of Lamberts Bay. Guests are treated to a guided tour around Bird Island, one of 6 sites in the world where Cape Gannets breed (and the only breeding site which is easily accessible to the public). A highlight on this trip is hearing from local fishers at the harbor about the Abalobi initiative which is using technology to empower small-scale fishers. 

 

Overnight in either Lambert’s Bay:

Doringbay

or Strandfontein

TERRAIN

  • Flat beach
  • Jeep track

Day of Departure

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Hike from Doringbaai to Strandfontein: 9 km or Doringbaai to Papendorp: 16 km

 

The hike will depart around 09h00, depending on overnight venue. The route follows a single track path with renosterveld and fynbos to your right. To your left is the open expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. This is stretch of hiking is truly spectacular! Guests are treated to lunch and a wine tasting at the iconic Fryers Cove cellar and Jetty restaurant. The combination of fantastic wine, good food and ocean vista’s, how can you go wrong?We include a tour around the Abalone farm where guests learn about these intriguing mollusks. Following lunch, guests are transported back to their vehicles by 14h00. Alternatively, a transfer must be pre-arranged with the organisers.

TERRAIN

  • Outskirts of Vlei
  • Rugged Path
  • Jeep Track

*We are flexible! Times are an indication and we adapt to the weather and needs of the group. **Accommodation is subject to availability and confirmation of deposit.