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 to easy, but the first day is rather long and tiring
- Number of hikers allowed: Minimum of 6, 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 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 2021:
For groups larger than 10:
R5 900 pp sharing, and R6 700 pp single room.
Group size 8 to 10 people:
R6 400 pp sharing and R7 200 pp single room.
Group size less than 8 people: R6 900 pp sharing or single room (limited single rooms available).
The following DATES are available for 2021:
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