We are proud to announce the opening of a coastal section that can be added on to the start of the Fynbos Trail.
Hikers adding this section to the core Fynbos Trail overnight at a guesthouse in De
Kelders, then after a hearty breakfast hit the trail the next morning. The route takes hikers along the beautiful Klipgat Trail on the De Kelders coastline overlooking Walker Bay. The rocky cliffs at De Kelders are amongst the very best places in the World to view magnificent Southern Right Whales from the shore. Southern rights arrive in Walker Bay between June and December to mate and calve. The high coastal cliffs provide a dramatic viewing site, the water below is deep and the whales are often so close you feel as if you could reach out and touch them. The scenery is also spectacular with waves crashing into the deep gullies between jagged sandstone rocks and magnificent vistas across Walker Bay to Hermanus and the distant Cape of Good Hope.
The sweeping sands of Die Plaat, the long beach between DeKelders and Hermanus stretch out ahead of you as you descend the last section of cliff past the deep Duiwelsgat, a cave that is accessible from its base at low tide. You then head down into the fascinating archaeological treasure trove that is the Klipgat Cave, a home for early people for at least the last 80 000 years. After a short section of beach walking along a stretch of pristine white beach the trail heads inland through a magnificent dune field to a pick up point from where hikers are transferred to the Growing the Future sustainable agriculture project on Grootbos Nature Reserve. Here you will enjoy a lunch made by the ladies of the Growing the Futures project from the fresh products of the gardens before starting of the core Fynbos Trail.
Full slackpacking – R1150 (includes overnight accommodation in De Kelders, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, Permit fees for Walker Bay Nature Reserves, transfer to Growing the Future, luggage transfers and guide)
Unguided slackpacking – R925 (includes overnight accommodation in De Kelders, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, Permit fees for Walker Bay Nature Reserve, transfer to Growing the Future and luggage transfers)
Self-catered & self guided- R650 (includes accommodation in de Kelders, Permit fees for Walker Bay Nature Reserve and transfer to Growing the Future)