A whale of a time on the Fynbos Trail

coastal add on slackpacking whales

Whale watching from De Kelders coastline

If you are planning to hike the Fynbos Trail between August and November this year, and you have an extra night available, why not lengthen your trail and hike our coastal add-on. This provides hikers with a wonderful opportunity to experience the magnificent Walker Bay coastline, fascinating archaeological and historical cave sites and lots of whales close to the shore. We think the De Kelders coastline is the best place in the World to see Southern Right whales from the land. These magnificent creatures visit our shores each year to mate and give birth and can be viewed within meters of the cliffs.  Last year’s whale season was incredible and our hikers who did the coastal section were thrilled to see the whales from such close range.

The Coastal add on includes a self-guided 5km coastal path walk and guided tour of the famous Drup Kelder cave on the first afternoon, accommodation and breakfast at a local guest house. The following morning hikers are accompanied by one of our expert guides for a 10km morning walk along the cliffs, through caves, over pristine beach and white dunes of Walker Bay to a fresh, home-made farm lunch at the Growing the Future project on Grootbos Nature Reserve (from where the Fynbos Trail starts).
And of course for those hiking our coastal section from August to November, there is the added bonus of the best land-based whale watching in the World!

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