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

 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

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • 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 chalet and guest house type, with bedding supplied
  • Meals:  All meals and snacks supplied
  • Cost:  See the different tariffs under “Rates & Dates”

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

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