About Us

Oystercatcher Trail was founded in 2002 and is operational for 22 years now. One of the first to introduce the Slackpacking concept - a World-renowned trail, described as one of the top 50 hikes worldwide by the likes of the BBC and Getaway, also featured in major media brands and productions.

Hike the largely undeveloped South Cape(Garden Route) coastline between Mossel Bay and Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve, crossing the spectacular Gouritz River along the way.

The Mossel Bay area features the Big 5 of the ocean being a World-class biodiversity hotspot. During the mild cooler  months, Whales come in to give birth in the quiet protected bays. Dazzling us with their displays of breaching and lob-tailing. 

The combination of bird and marine life as well as a great variety of Fynbos species, makes it a nature enthusiast paradise!

Leave your luggage at your accommodation, so you only need carry a small day-pack on your walk. Making hiking a real slackpacking pleasure.

Overnight accommodation in well appointed coastal establishments, which are confirmed according to group size and hiking duration are included in our full board trails or a self-catering option is available on request