The Whale Trail is only three hours from Cape Town and promises to be the ultimate hiking experience. The trail meanders through the breathtaking De Hoop Nature reserve.
The route stretches over 55 km from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, and includes five overnight stops. The trail offers the opportunity to explore the unsurpassed natural diversity of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, where the fragrance of fynbos on the Potberg Mountains and the unique limestone fynbos plains intermingle with the salty sea air of the marine protected area. Along the way, hikers can marvel at the abundance of indigenous plants while looking for members of the last remaining vulture colony in the Western Cape, numerous other bird species and small antelope.
Portage of luggage will be arranged at extra cost, which means the hiker has the luxury of only carrying his / her daypack every day.
Slack-packing does NOT mean slack walking, unfortunately! JSections of the hike are strenuous and conditions range from mountainous to beach walking. You will need to be fairly fit and used to moving your feet.
The cost is R1, 200.00 per person and portage an extra R380.00 (this is for the duration of the hike and may be paid closer to the time). There may be a 10% increase in the cost p/p as I was quoted 2012 rates. Sorry, no people under 18.
NB THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR SECURING YOUR SPOT IS 4TH JUNE 2012. I NEED THE FULL AMOUNT OF R1, 200.00 BY THEN. Please inbox me if you have any queries and for banking detail at firstname.lastname@example.org