09 September 2009

Oystercatcher Luxury Guided Hiking Trail

The Oystercatcher luxury fully guided hiking trail offers educational insight, through interaction, into the plight of these amazing, highly endangered birds, coastal dune fauna and flora as well as historic cultures of the region along the Garden Route in South Africa.

The trail is a five day / four night educational experience where you hike on the local cliff edge, rocky shorline and sandy beaches with a professional guide. The accommodation is in four- and five star quality graded Cape Fisherman's Cottages and all meals are included.
The coastal trail takes you from the historic St. Blaize cave in Mossel Bay to the Gourits River in four days of hiking with panoramic views from the cliff edge and beaches. It is situated on the Garden Route.

Day 1: Arrive in Boggoms Bay or Mossel Bay via our transfer or self drive and settle into your luxury cottage. A briefing will be held at the dinner table or at your accommodation early evening.
Day 2: Meet your guide after breakfast (or if you are at Boggoms Bay we transfer you to the start of the trail) and start hiking from the historic St. Blaize cave in Mossel Bay, follow the cliff edge with breathtaking panoramic views and later the trail transfers to coastal dunes on the cliff edge just short of Dana Bay. We transfer you to Boggoms Bay and your luxury Cape Fisherman's Cottage.
Day 3: After breakfast we transfer you to Dana Bay for a day of beach hiking where there will most probably be many Oystercatchers to see. Hike back to Boggoms Bay where an optional extra massage will leave you feeling pampered.
Day 4: You hike on the beach and rocky shoreline via historic Fransmanshoek and over the huge Kanon dunes to the Cape Vacca Private Nature Reserve where you overnight (or we take you back to your luxury cottage at Boggoms Bay).
Day 5: After breakfast you hike along the coast to Gourits River Mouth and then up river along the bank to Steentjiesgat, a great swimming spot. From here you hike back to Cape Vacca passing through coastal shrub where birdlife abounds

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