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Three Day Trails

Explore the West Coast
 

Everyone does not have six 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 Three 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 Three 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 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. The trail includes hiking along pristine beaches, exploring caves with rock art and interacting with local people. One gets just a taste of the full 6 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 14 guests

Cost: From R 3600*

Day of Arrival

Check-in at 14h00 at Vensterklip Guest Farm. After that you will hike with your guide to Baboon Point, a provincial heritage site, along with the caves and rock art left by the San. Enjoy a sundowner while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening, guests will be treated to a home-cooked meal prepared by your host.

Day 2

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After a farm-style breakfast, guests will meet their guide for the morning hike. A short drive will take guests to the starting point of the hike. Depending on the preference of the guests, there will be a 7.5 km or a 16 km option. 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.  We also offer the possibility for a wine and chocolate pairing ensemble in the evening. 

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

TERRAIN

  • Flat beach
  • Jeep track

Day of Departure

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After breakfast, guests will get ready for the day ahead. You will be picked up from your accommodation and follow a scenic drive to your starting point at Steenbokfontein. Enjoy a 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 with transport provided back to the starting point of the trail where the vehicles are parked. 

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 3 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 6 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 R3600, depending on group size.

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

Day of Arrival

Arrival at 14h00 in Lamberts Bay. 

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to either visit 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) or continue straight to Doring Bay for a tour around the Abalone farm to learn about these intriguing mollusks. You will stay the night in Doring Bay and a lovely dinner and wine tasting will be offered at the iconic Fryers Cove and Jetty restaurant.

Day 2

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Route 1: Hike from Doring Bay to Papendorp (16 km) or to Strandfontein (9 km)

After a hearty breakfast and check-out, you will set off for a full day hike. 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. Depending on energy levels and the weather, you can either opt for the 9 km or 16 km walk. For the longer walk, a packed lunch will be picked up from Strandfontein to be enjoyed along the way. At the end of the walk, the driver will pick you up and take you back to Lamberts Bay. Here you can check in to your accommodation and rest the feet or explore the town. If opting for the shorter walk, the possibility exists to visit local fishers at the harbour and hear about the Abalobi initiative which is using technology to empower small-scale fishers. In the evening you will enjoy a local meal in one of the restaurants. 

 

 

TERRAIN

  • Outskirts of Vlei
  • Rugged Path
  • Jeep track

Day of Departure

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Hike from Steenbokfontein to Lamberts Bay (12 km)

After breakfast, the driver will take you to Steenbokfontein for the start of the 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. After lunch, it is time to depart.

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.