A wonderful coastal slackpacking trail in the Stilbaai, Blombos and Jongensfontein area of the Southern Cape coast

The Alikreukel Trail offers you guided slackpacking of three day’s hiking along the coast and half a day of easy kayaking on the Goukou River at Stilbaai


  • Number of days:  four
  • Distance of trail:  45 km hiking; 4 km kayaking
  • Difficulty:  Average, but the first day is rather long, rough and tiring
  • Number of hikers allowed:  Minimum of 8, maximum of 14
  • Accommodation:  Four nights’ comfortable guest house / holiday house type, with bedding supplied
  • Meals:  All meals and snacks along the trail supplied
  • Cost:  See the different tariffs and other conditions under “Rates & Dates”

About the Trail

Rates & Dates

What you get

DAY 1: “Once upon a cave” Distance: 17 km; Grading: average to somewhat difficult, with rough terrain in places.

Hike from Blombos private hamlet to Jongensfontein, a beautiful and peaceful seaside village, past the impressive Blombos Arch and famous Cave and lovely places like Skurwe- baai, Pletsenbaai and Heuningnesbaai.



RATES for 2022:
For groups larger than 10:
R6 400 pp sharing, and R7 200 pp single room.
Group size 8 to 10 people: 
R6 800 pp sharing and R7 600 pp single room.
(limited single rooms available).

The following DATES are available for bookings:


Our rates include four nights’ accommodation
in comfortable overnight establishments, guide fees, all meals (as well as snacks and a lunch pack
along the trail), purified water, an alikreukel starter, visit to the Blombos Cave museum exhibition, the paddle on the Goukou river, olive tasting with lunch, all local transport during the trip, and luggage portage.

This stretch of coast is one of the least developed in South Africa, with great variety and scenic beauty.  Be part of the following experiences along this trail:

  • The rugged coast near Blombos, where people lived more than 70 000 years ago

  • Learn about how these people lived, developed and that they are actually our ancestors

  • Get fascinating information and experience some of the natural and cultural features

  • Walk through a variety of fynbos, coastal vegetation, rock formations and a melkhout tree forest

  • See whales or dolphins near the coast in season

  • See the impressive stone fish traps that Khoikhoi people built more than 2000 years ago

  • View the museum exhibition about the Blombos Cave and see actual excavated artefacts

  • Paddle a kayak along the scenic Goukou River and visit an olive farm, with a tasting

  • Sleep in very comfortable accommodation, with all meals and snacks supplied

  • Local transport and transfer of kit included in the package

Be fascinated by the mysteries of the past, while experiencing the delights of the present

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♦   The Alikreukel Trail is affiliated to THASA (Trail and Hiking Association of South Africa).  Visit this organisation at https://thasa.org/ for more information.