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    It's a love affair with nature

Pondok 3-night Eco-adventure

Guided self-catering eco-adventures with great walking and rustic coastal accommodation!
Available only during the 2016-17 summer holidays

  • R 2,250.00 per person
  • Minimum: 4 guests

This 3-night adventure includes a visit to the caves at the Point of Human Origins (www.humanorigin.co.za), guided beach and coastal walking, and self-catering accommodation in our Pondok (for up to 8 guests) or Kaya (for two).

Both of these rustic, off-the-grid rusplekkies are equipped with all the necessaries for meals and braais, and both have charging facilities for your mobile phones, cameras, and laptops.

Bathrooms are shared: there’s one bathroom with toilet at Pondok, and one shower-room with toilet at our wood-cabin Kaya.

  • Please bring your own bedding or sleeping bags.
  • Fridges and freezer facilities are available at Sandpiper Guest Cottages.
  • Wood & gas are supplied.

Reservations & enquiries

This adventure is only available during the 2016-17 Summer School Holidays.

Please contact us by phone or email for enquiries and reservations.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Boggomsbaai

Check in and settle in
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  • Meet at Sandpiper Cottages, Boggomsbaai (near Mossel Bay).
  • We’ll show you around your accommodation and explain our Pondokkie Logistics: how to use the gas and such.
  • Settle in and light the braai fire!

Day 2: Point of Human Origins to Boggomsbaai

18 km; mostly beach walking
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  • Your hiking guide will meet you at Pondokkie (remember to pack your day-packs with lunch and water, as well as sun-block, and extra memory cards for your cameras!)
  • Transfer by road to Pinnacle Point. 
  • Caves visit with specialist site guides at the Point of Human Origins.
  • Guided coastal walk via Boggomsbaai to Pondok.

Day 3: Boggomsbaai to Kanon

21 km; beach and coastal walking
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  • Remember those lunch packs!
  • Guided walk from Boggomsbaai along the beach and rocky shore via Fransmanshoek - a small nature reserve with abundant bird life and beautiful veld flowers, where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming in the secluded bay. (The French ship La Fortune was wrecked here in 1763 - hence Fransmanshoek, or ‘French Corner’).
  • Visit Kanon Private Nature Reserve, about 3 km east of the Gourits River Mouth, which protects one of the few remaining patches of Gourits Coastal Dune Thicket.
  • Visit ancient Khoi San fish traps and giant dunes along the way - and climb them, if you’re fit enough!
  • Road transfer to Pondok

Day 4: Goodbye :(

Sorry it has to end...

Check out and goodbye (Sniff!)

See you next year!