Bookings are now open! Experience the West Coast of South Africa with a slackpacking adventure

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 West Coast 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 our Six Day Trail and a choice of Three Day Trails.


Our Ethos & Values:


A holiday with a difference! Slack pack 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 of South Africa 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 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 hiking’ 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.

The Crayfish Trail Company offers a number of options:


This option offers the ultimate experience of the West Coast over 6 glorious days! Your days are spent slack-packing on diverse types of terrain including sandy beaches, fynbos paths, jeep tracks, single track paths, and simply finding your way alongside river banks. This is our premier event!


This option offers a unique experience of the West Coast over 3 glorious days! The 3 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.


This option offers a tailor-made experience of the West Coast. We have experience in running exclusive trips for smaller groups (1-4) . We also have experience in running corporate team building trips and are able to cater to your needs. 

Coming soon:



For more info on these, email us.


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!

We look forward to hosting you! 083 553 9107 

(or fill in contact form below)


Three Day Trail from R 3 600 p/p

Six Day Trail from R 9 000 p/p

Group size: 6 to 12 people

**Trips are subject to group size and availability

*Rates valid until September 2020


Included: accommodation, all meals, transport of luggage, a local guide, daily activities and reserve entrance.
Transport to the start of the trail can be arranged.

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