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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

• Accommodation for 4 nights in a Cottage (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 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 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 until 31 August 2022

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

Our prices are influenced by continuing increase in petrol 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 
  • 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!