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Slackpacking Trail: Elands Bay Route

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highlights
  • Explore the stretch of beautiful coastline
  • Hike the gorgeous trail without carrying a heavy backpack
  • Walk through quaint towns and noteworthy villages
If you love the idea of exploring unspoiled stretches of the coastline and pioneering new trails, but hate the thought of carrying a crippling load on your back, then slackpacking is for you.

The Crayfish Trail Route links a series of quaint coastal towns and noteworthy farms In Elands Bay, Steenbokfontein, Lamberts Bay, Doring Bay, Big River Bend and Papendorp. On this tour, complete the beautiful trail with just a day pack on your shoulders. Every evening, rest at a comfortable hotel and start early next morning to complete another section of the trail. There are many different routes from which to choose. These include the Five-Day Trail and a choice of Two Day Trail – all of this only 2½ hours outside of Cape Town.

Get ready to enjoy a wonderful 2-day hike along beautiful coastal towns!!
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“A simultaneously relaxing and jam packed few days. The walking was comfortable and incorporates some amazing scenery. The guides are incredibly passionate and very keen to show you their local areas. There are plenty of highlights from just a few days, among them sundowners at Baboon point, fresh West Coast Seafood and a visit to Bird Island while all the way through there are some stunning views. The trip is tailored exactly to your needs so it all flows smoothly. I'll be back for sure!”
Check-in will be around 2pm. Then guests will have a chance to visit the bird hide, walk the empty beach or be taken on a guided drive of the nearby Draaihoek Private Nature Reserve (this is subject to prior arrangement).

Thereafter, guests will be treated to dinner and the calming sounds of the Atlantic Ocean
Meals
  • Dinner
Guests will meet their guide and need to be ready to depart by 8 am to enjoy empty beaches and vistas of pristine fynbos as well as unique bird life along the route. Your guide will show you to the cave where there is evidence of the San which according to lead archaeologist Professor John Parkington: “date back as far as 100 000 years and as recently as 300 years ago”. From the caves, guests will be shown the old Crayfish Factory and hear about some of the history and politics of the local fishing industry.

Later it will be time to enjoy a sundowner to finish off a good day’s hiking. Guests will be treated to a home cooked ‘West Coast-Style’ meal prepared by members of the community.
Meals
  • Dinner
Guests will need to be ready to leave for their half day hike at 09h30 am to enjoy adventure around Verlorenvlei, which is one of the Western Cape’s largest natural wetlands and is listed as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). The Vlei (Afrikaans for wetland) is home to more than 189 species of birds. The vehicle will then transport guests to Muisbosskerm, South Africa’s first open-air restaurant, where you will enjoy very special Sunday lunch.

Guests will then be transported back to their vehicles.
Meals
  • Lunch
what’s included
  • Guide
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Drinks as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Entrance fees for activities per itinerary
what’s excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 3 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Elands Bay, South Africa/Elands Bay, South Africa
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Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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