The Full Oystercatcher Trail - 5 Days, 3 Days Hike and 4 Nights

Our famous Full Oystercatcher Trail 5-day Hiking Experience; it's a Love Affair with Nature!
With 3 days guided coastal walk and 4-night included.
Rates include beautifully well appointed coastal accommodation & all meals
It is all about being in nature, bonding with friends, great food and quality accommodation.

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

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

Accommodation is provided in partnership with local hand-picked private establishments and properties, with individual properties being subject to availability.

Optional extra:

  • Drinks will be charged to your personal account 
  • Should you wish to have any meals other than covered / catered for in your quote.
  • Additional Activities

Day 1:

  • 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 Accommodation
  • Meet & Greet
  • Meet your Trail Representative as well as your guide
  • 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 restaurants who take great pride in their catering. 

Day 2: 19km

  • Gouritz River Mouth - Fransmanshoek - Boggoms Bay
  • 07h00: Breakfast
  • 08h00: Transfer from Boggomsbaai to Gouritz River Mouth
  • Boat crossing across Gouritz River
  • Hike from Gouritz River Mouth to Fransmanshoek
  • Enjoy lunch at 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.
  • 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: 14km

  • Boggoms Bay - Dana Bay
  • 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.
  • Some days can be more challenging as others as the sea change from low to high tide on the day. 
  • 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 will depend on the group size, walking tempo and the sea tide on the day.
  • 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 to be here between July and November, you can spot the southern right whale just offshore.

Day 4: 14km

  • Dana Bay - Mossel Bay via St. Blaize
  • 08h00: 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

The St. Blaize Trail follows a 30 to 50 metre contour along the cliffs from Dana Bay and ending at Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse. In the middle of the trail, you’ll find the Pinnacle Point Golf Course.

The trail offers dramatic sea views, excellent whale and dolphin watching, and has some trail dassies for company.  This is an excellent day to see bird life, reptiles and wonderful flora

Day 5: 

  • Breakfast
  • Farewell

NB

- The time you start and finish walking on the day will be influence by the group size and walking tempo.

- The sections of beach walk especially day 2 could be more or less physical depending on the low to high tide of the day and your walking fitness.  

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.

Rates

Rates From 01 May 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
R7500.00 Per Person Sharing

Including VAT

Rates From 01 Sep 2024 - 30 Apr 2025
R8295.00 Per Person Sharing

Including VAT