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

The Alikreukel Trail offers you a guided four-day slackpacking hike - three day’s hiking along the coast and half a day of easy kayaking on the Goukou River at Stilbaai. A three-day and two-day option is also available, as well as a SELF CATERING OPTION


See what our fascinating trail offers and how beautiful the area is…


  • Number of days:  Four (full trail) and shorter options
  • Distance of trail:  46 km hiking; 4 km kayaking
  • Difficulty:  Average to easy, but the first day is rather long and tiring, with difficult terrain
  • Number of hikers allowed:  Minimum of 8, maximum of 14
  • Accommodation:  Four nights’ comfortable holiday house type (shared bathrooms), with bedding supplied
  • Meals:  All meals supplied (including lunch packs with snacks for along the trail)
  • Cost:  See the different tariffs under “Rates & Dates”
Alikreukel Trail

About the Trail

DAY 1: “Once upon a cave”

Distance: 13 km; Grading: average to rather difficult, with rough and challenging 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 and Pletsenbaai.

Alikreukel Trail

Rates & Dates

RATES for 2024:

For groups larger than 10: R7 500 pp sharing (provided that at least four persons will share double beds – otherwise R7 800 pp), and R8 100 pp for a single room.

Group size 8 to 10 people: R8 000 pp sharing and R8 600 pp single room. 

A self-catering option is available at a much lower tariff. Please enquire for the tariff.

Alikreukel Trail

What you Get

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 started building 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 & lunch
  • Sleep in very comfortable accommodation, with all meals and snacks provided
  • 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!