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The Full Oystercatcher Trail - 5 Days, 4 Nights

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

Oystercatcher Trail: 4 nights, 5 days

• Accommodation for 4 nights (all four nights in one accommodation).
• All your meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5.
• Transport between the starting points of the trail.
• Your expert guide (3 hiking days).
• Boat trip across the Gourits River.
• Water bottles and water whilst hiking.
• A new and fresh look at Nature and life.
• Fransmanshoek Conservancy Fee.

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

Rates: Oystercatcher Trail

From R 7 850 per person sharing (minimum 6 persons) - Please enquire on a Self-Catering Tailored Option.

·         Should you want a private group or you are less than 6 persons - please let us work out a rate for you

·         Rates valid until 31 August 2022, subject to annual rate increases.

Our prices are influenced by continuing increase in fuel and electricity prices, as well taken into account rate changes of accommodation and catering partners, thus subject to change without prior notice.

Optional extra:

  • Drinks will be charged to your personal account 

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The Oystercatcher Trail: day-by-day

Day 1: Arrival - Meet & Greet Dinner

Dinner and a good rest before the walking begins
  • 14:00:  Book in  – location pin will be provided.  Accommodation all four nights in the same cottages           
  • 18h30: Meet and greet
  • Meet your Trail Representative as well as your expert guide - Chris Carr
  • Guide will discuss the trail days, clothes to wear, tides and what to expect during this session.  He will answer any questions you might have gladly.
  • 19h00: Dinner

All meals are served and catered for by our local chefs who take great pride in their catering.   Our guides and catering personnel are the crown jewels of our experience!

Day 2: Gouritz River Mouth - Fransmanshoek - Boggoms Bay

19km
  • 07h00:  Breakfast
  • 08h00: Transfer from Boggomsbaai to Gouritz River Mouth
  • Boat crossing across Gouritz River
  • Hike from Gouritz River Mouth to Fransmanshoek
  • On the way to Fransmanshoek start meandering to the dunes, passing “Fonteintjies” a historical watering place frequented by ships passing the shores of Southern Africa to and from the Far East.
  • Enjoy lunch at Fransmanshoek
  • Arrive at Fransmanshoek, a small nature reserve, featuring striking red coloured, craggy rocks, abundant bird life and beautiful veld flowers. Historically the ship La Fortuné was wrecked here en-route from Mauritius to France with 410 men on board in 1763.
  • Continue hike to Boggomsbaai
  • 19h00: Dinner
  • Overnight at your accommodation

 

Day 3: Boggomsbaai - Dana Bay - Downtime

14km
  • 08h00: Breakfast
  • Start your hike to Dana Bay.
  • This day is a lovely meditative beach walk, with the movement and sounds of the ocean as a constant.
  • Plenty of opportunity to truly explore marine life as you pass Springer Bay and Nautilus Bay conservancies.
  • Lunch packs enroute
  • Transfer from Dana Bay to Boggomsbaai.
  • Afternoon at Leisure.
  • Dinner.
  • Overnight at your accommodation.

Little Boggoms Bay, or Boggomsbaai as it is known, is one of several small seaside villages that fall within the Fransmanshoek Conservancy, on the Garden Route.  The residents of Boggomsbaai take their environment seriously. They protect indigenous plants and trees, and the little buck, hares, owls, tortoises and francolin that make the town their home. If you happen here between July and November, you can spot the southern right whale just offshore.

Day 4: Dana Bay - Mossel Bay via St Blaize - Downtime

14km
  • Breakfast

  • Receive Water & Lunch packs.

  • Transfer to Dana Bay Hiking point/ Pinnacle Point

  • Start your hike to Mossel Bay St Blaize

  • Lunch packs enroute

  • Afternoon at Leisure

  • Dinner

  • Overnight at your accommodation

 

Day 5: Goodbye!

Lekker breakfast and bye bye. Sigh...
  • Breakfast

  • Depart & Travel Safely!