WHALE TRAIL HIKE
Embark on an extraordinary 6-day, 5-night adventure along the awe-inspiring Whale Trail Hike, nestled within the mesmerizing De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, South Africa. Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of one of the planet’s most diverse floral kingdoms, where staggering coastal vistas meet flourishing ecosystems. Join our team of seasoned guides, Ralph and Gill, who boast an impressive 22 years of experience in leading expeditions through this enchanting trail. With our expertise, we have successfully guided over 15 Whale Trails, delighting both local and international guests. Prepare for an unforgettable journey, as our knowledge of the trail will enhance your overall experience and ensure your absolute enjoyment. Come and explore the wonders of the Whale Trail Hike with Africansunroad Tourism, and let nature’s splendor leave an indelible mark on your soul.
GENERAL INFORMATION regarding the trail
De Hoop Nature Reserve is 230 km from Cape Town International airport. (Transfer to & from Potberg for your own cost, can be arranged). Please ensure that your flight arrives in time to get to Potberg at around 14h00.
The route stretches over 58km from Potberg to Koppie Alleen and includes 5 overnight stops.
Trail limit is 12 people per trip (10 guests) and is termed “slack-packing”, a term used when one has the convenience of a portage facility. Hikers only need to carry a small day-pack with water, camera, rain jacket, sun screen etc. The rest of your belongings are transported by vehicle to the next overnight accommodation.
The trail is exclusive in that you will not meet other hikers on the trail.
The trail will be fully catered for and special dietary requirements met as far as possible.
Requirements: sleeping bag, day pack, hiking boots & clothing. (Hiring of equipment can be arranged)
Accommodation on the trail is in a series of cottages with mostly 3 bedrooms with 4 bunk beds each.
A 60 liter container is issued to each person for personal belongings and this is transported to the next overnight stop.
WALKING TOURS - all year
We have the following walking tours you can choose from throughout the year