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


The Crayfish Trail

The Crayfish Trail Company as you see it today
has evolved from a long history
of various stakeholders’ involvement.

The route along which the trail runs was developed as part of a project funded through, the then, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. This route was originally meant to link a series of community owned and run guesthouses and has over the years morphed into a hybrid of community development and private businesses.


The Crayfish Trail Company has revived this infrastructure to again introduce people to the wonders of the West Coast. These communities are down to earth, living close to nature. Come with an open mind, a sense of adventure and your wildest expectations will surely be met!

The Crayfish Trail Company is committed to taking ‘responsible’ and ‘sustainable’ tourism to the next level. We have made provision for substantial local community shareholding in the company. We believe in transforming the tourism sector through capacity building, immersion, interaction, inclusion of local businesses, and equity. We are committed to seeing tourism in South African coastal communities become a sustainable alternative livelihood and one whose benefits impact those that are willing to work for it. Through this process, which encourages exposure to both natural and social environment, opportunities are created which allow small businesses to develop and allow the process of benefit sharing – with the Crayfish Trail as a central node.


We firmly believe that ‘local is lekker’ and that there is no better way to learn more about this coast than from a person who lives here. South Africa has a rich yet complex history, one which we should not hide from. It is thus important to acknowledge the good and the bad of our journey to democracy.

The food and wine along the West Coast is one more reason why the Crayfish Trail is unforgettable. And we are committed to locally grown and sustainably caught seafood. We are helping community entrepreneurs, like the fishing boat owners and the women who cater for us, to build their own businesses. Part of our vision is to offer ‘home-stay’ accommodation as an option for our guests. We, together with AbangAfrica are looking for funding to run a series of workshops geared toward equipping home owners toward hosting guests.


We wish to strike a balance between the history, culture, adventure, wildlife, and luxury living that the West Coast of South Africa has to offer.

After all, there is no coast like the West Coast.

Coming soon:







We are excited to announce a few new products which we will be adding to our trail. Contact us directly if you would like to join us on one of these exclusive Trial Tours.

Bring your family and friends and let us walk together while learning about the rich culture, enjoying delicious cuisine and the overall spirit of the magnificent West Coast on 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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