This option offers a unique experience of the West Coast over 2 glorious days! The 2 Day Crayfish Trail has been designed to suit anyone looking for an escape from the rat race of one’s daily routine. We have built the perfect 2-night getaway which allows you to feel like you have been away for a week.
The trail includes visiting an iconic West Coast farm, walking along pristine beaches, a hike along coastal single-track paths and much, much more.
Day of arrival:
Check-in from 14h00 at either Vensterklip or Steenbokfontein (depending on availability) which are both iconic West Coast farms. You will have the afternoon to settle in, and explore your surroundings. Guests will be treated to a home-cooked meal prepared by your host.
Route 1: Hike from Elands Bay Steenbokfontein: distance of 18 km
Route 2:Hike from Steenbokfontein to Lamberts Bay: distance of 12 km
Terrain: Flat beach / jeep track
Guests will meet their guide and be ready to depart for the morning hike to Steenbokfontein. A simple continental breakfast is served before beginning the morning walk. We allow for 2.5 hours on this leg of the Crayfish Trail. Guests hike along the idyllic and seemingly endless beaches, often without another soul around.
Guests will then be fetched at the meeting point and have lunch. Hikers then follow a 2 hour walk to Bird Island, one of 6 sites in the world where Cape Gannets breed (and the only breeding site which is easily accessible to the public). Guests will be introduced to local fishers at the harbor and what we eat is outsourced to the local fishing community. This is also a chance to hear about the Abalobi initiative, which engages technology for social justice and to alleviate poverty.
Overnight in either Lamberts Bay: http://westcoasteaglesnest.co.za/,
or Strandfontein: http://www.leonis.co.za/
Day of Departure:
Hike from Doringbaai to Strandfontein: 9 km or Doringbaai to Papendorp: 16 km
Terrain: Single-track above cliffs, flat beaches, rocky path
The hike will depart around 09h00, depending on overnight venue. The route follows a single track path with renosterveld and fynbos to your right. To your left is the open expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. This is stretch of hiking is truly spectacular! Guests are treated to lunch and a wine tasting at the iconic Fryers Cove cellar and Jetty restaurant. The combination of fantastic wine, good food and ocean vista’s, how can you go wrong? Following lunch, guests are transported back to their vehicles by 14h00.
Guests will be transported back to their vehicles. Alternatively, a transfer must be pre-arranged with the organisers. Return to Cape Town between 17h00 – 18h00.
*We are flexible! Times are an indication and we adapt to the weather and needs of the group. **Accommodation is subject to availability and confirmation of deposit.
I stayed 4 nights in a double room. We were greeted with a big smile, did a sundownder wine night, had great coffee, simpel breakfast and loved all of it. Location is great and the on site bar is very hot also with locals. Would recommend