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4-Night Oystercatcher Trail

Our famous Oystercatcher Trail; it's a Love Affair with Nature!
5-day, 4-night guided coastal walk
Rates include a local guide, beautifully equipped accommodation & all meals

Oystercatcher Trail: 4 nights, 5 days

  • Walk from Dana Bay to the Gourits River Mouth in the company of a knowledgeable and entertaining local guide - and re-kindle your bond with Nature while hiking the routes of our ancient history roots - that go back to the dawn of modern human behaviour.
  • You'll hike in the company of like minded new friends in small groups (usually no more than about 12 persons). 
  • Includes accommodation, guide fees, and all meals (on some days you’ll carry your own picnic lunch, on others we'll serve lunch on the beach)
  • Accommodation is provided in beautifully-appointed local guest houses or cottages - either in Boggomsbaai, Vleesbaai or even in the Beautiful Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve.
  • Boat trip across the Gouritz River
  • A new and fresh look at Nature and life

You’ll walk carrying just your daypack - but you’ll leave with more than a pack-full of memories!


Rates: 2021 Oystercatcher Trail

·         From R 7 150 per person sharing (minimum 4 persons)

·         Should you want a private group or you are less than 4 persons - please let us work out a rate for you

·         Rates valid from 10 January 2021 to 10 December 2021

Please speak to us if you are interested in a self catering option.

Optional extra:

  • Drinks will be charged to your personal account 
  • Massages at Sandpiper Sports Centre (please arrange with us before your Trail begins)

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The Oystercatcher Trail: day-by-day

Day 1: Boggomsbaai

Dinner and a good rest before the walking begins
  • Arrive and check-in at your accommodation
  • Enjoy sundowners with a member of the Oystercatcher Trail team
  • Dinner at the Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility

Day 2: Dana Bay to Boggomsbaai

Today's route: mostly beachy!
  • Today’s walking: 12 km
  • Breakfast at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility. Receive you lunch packs for the day - and remember to replenish your Oystercatcher Trail water bottle!
  • Road transport to Dana Bay to continue your walk.
  • Today you’ll be walking along the beach - with frequent sightings of dolphins and (between May and October), the migratory southern right whales that come here to mate and calve.
  • Visit ancient Khoi San middens in the dunes, and enjoy a picnic lunch en route.
  • Welcome snacks at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • This might be a good time for a pampering massage at the Sandpiper Spa (but this is an optional extra - please arrange it with us before your trail begins). Or you could play a game on the Sandpiper Leisure Centre’s tennis court or glass back squash court, or enjoy a bit of chill time on the deck.
  • Dinner at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Overnight at your accommodation. 

Day 3: Boggomsbaai, Fransmanshoek, Boggomsbaai

Rocky shores, Intertidal zones, Fynbos
  • Today’s walking: 15 km
  • Breakfast at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Walk along the beach and rocky shore to Fransmanshoek - a small nature reserve with abundant bird life and beautiful veld flowers (where La Fortune was wrecked in 1763 en route from Mauritius to France: Fransmanshoek means ‘French Corner’).
  • Enjoy a beach lunch, and snorkeling and swimming in the secluded bay.
  • Walk over the sand dunes and back onto the beach to Boggomsbaai.
  • Dinner at the Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Overnight at your accommodation.

Day 4: Duenen to Gourits River

Fynbos, Dunes, beach, rocky shores, river
  • Today’s walking: 15 km
    Breakfast at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Road transport to the dunes at Fransmanshoek
  • Walk over the dune onto the beach to 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 the giant dunes along the way - and if you’re fit enough, you might like to climb the dunes!
  • Continue walking to the Gourits River Mouth.
  • Cross the river by boat
  • Road transport back to your accommodation
  • Farewell dinner at the Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.


Day 5: Goodbye!

Lekker breakfast and bye bye. Sigh...
  • Breakfast at Sandpiper Leisure Centre or similar facility.
  • Departure...
  • Let the memories begin!