Beachcomber's Perlemoen trail dates 2017/18

Below are the optimum dates for the trail, taking into consideration tidal fluctuations.
If these dates don’t exactly suit your calendar contact me, maybe we can work something out.
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F.Y.I. No other coastal slackpacking trail, organises the trail dates to coincide with the best tide conditions for the hikers comfort! 
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Richard Lewin Group shotGroup size on the trail can range from 2 hikers up to 12 max, unless 1 large family and friends group ≥ 12 hikers, in which case their trail will be an exclusive.

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Trail season begining September through to June.

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Year 2017/18 Dates

N.B. arrive day before all trails start


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New hiking season 2017

NB arrival date day before trail starts
September Sunday 10th Shipwreck shore Trail Fully Booked
September Monday 11th Bantamsklip Trail Fully Booked
September Tuesday 12th Abalone amble Trail Fully Booked
September Wednesday13th Walk with whales Trail Fully Booked

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September Sunday 24th Shipwreck shore Trail Fully Booked
September Monday 25th Bantamsklip Trail Fully Booked
September Tuesday 26th Abalone amble Trail Fully Booked
September Wednesday 27th Walk with whales Trail Fully Booked


September Satuerday 30th Shipwreck shore Trail Fully Booked
October Sunday 01st Bantamsklip Trail Fully Booked
October Monday 02nd Abalone amble Trail Fully Booked
October Tuesday 03rd Walk with Whales Trail Fully Booked

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October Monday 9th Shipwreck shore Trail Fully Booked 
October Tuesday 10th Bantamsklip Trail Fully Booked
October Wednesday 11th Abalone amble Trail Fully Booked
October Thursday 12th Walk with whales Trail Fully Booked


October Monday 23rd Shipwreck shore 6 places availible
October Tuesday 24th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2
October Wednesday 25th Abalone amble Trail Day 3
October Thursday 26th Walk with whales Trail Day 4


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November Wednesday 8th Shipwreck shore Fully Booked
November Thursday 9th Bantamsklip Fully Booked
November Friday 10th Abalone amble Fully Booked
November Saturday 11th Walk with whales Fully Booked


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November Wednesday 22nd Shipwreck shore Fully Booked
November Thursday 23rd Bantamsklip Fully Booked
November Friday 24th Abalone amble Fully Booked
November Saturday 25th Walk with whales Fully Booked


December Thursday 7th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 N/A
December Friday 8th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 N/A
December Saturday 9th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 N/A
December Sunday 10th Walk with whales Trail Day 4 N/A

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January Saturday 6th Shipwreck shore Trail Fully Booked
January Sunday 7th Bantamsklip Trail Fully Booked
January Monday 8th Abalone amble Trail Fully Booked
January Tuesady 9th Walk with whales Trail Fully Booked

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January Saturday 20th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
January Sunday 21st Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
January Monday 22nd Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
January Tuesday 23rd Walk with whales Trail Day 4 Open

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Febuary Saturday 3rd Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
Febuary Sunday 4th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
Febuary Monday 5th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
Febuary Tuesday 6th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open


Febuary Saturday 17th Shipwreck shore 8 places availible
Febuary Sunday 18th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
Febuary Monday 19th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 
Febuary Tuesday 20th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 
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March Tuesday 6th Shipwreck shore Provisionally Booked Cynthia 11 pax
March Wednesday 7th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
March Thursday 8th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 
March Friday 9th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4  N/A

March Wednesday 21st Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
March Thursday 22nd Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
March Friday 23rd Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
March Saturday 24th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open
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April Wednesday 4th  Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
April Thursday 5th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
April Friday 6th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
April Saturday 7th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open

April Friday 20th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
April Saturday 21st Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
April Sunday 22nd Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
April Monday 23rd Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open


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May Thursday 3rd Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
May Friday 4th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
May Saturday 5th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
May Sunday 6th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open

May Friday 18th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
May Saturday 19th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
May Sunday 20th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
May Monday 21st Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open
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NEW SEASON
September Thursday 13th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
September Friday 14th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
September Saturday 15th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
September Sunday 16th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open

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September Friday 28th Shipwreck shore Provisional booking Ilsa 4pax
September Saturday 29th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
September Sunday 30th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 
October Monday 1st Walk with Whales Trail Day 4

October Friday 12th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
October Saturday 13th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
October Sunday 14th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
October Monday 15th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open

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October Saturday 27th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
October Sunday 28th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
October Monday 29th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
October Tuesday 30th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open






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Not an ordinary hiking trail

Walking Rocky pools bantamsklip 4 optTrails are tailored to your specific interests and needs and will at all times be in harmony with the natural environment so that we leave only our footprints. Trail Video link video

Group sizes are kept small so that the hike remains intimate with minimal environmental impact.
I am passionate about this area's marine ecology and always happy to share and demonstrate the uniqueness of the environment.
I learn something new every time i am out there which adds value to the group and the experience.
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Sea Spider
      The yellow sea spider is not a true spider,but has similar characteristics, sometimes found hunting and feeding on prey with its pincer-like appendages (chelifers) they have four pairs of legs with claw-like ends used to hold on in strong currents, other slender ovigerous legs hang below the head which the male uses to carry fertilised eggs.  

The unmistakable Columbus crab on the left, a pelagic species identified by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the New World. The blue colour hides the animal from predators and prey in the deep ocean. On the right believed to be the same crab in its megalopa larval stage.

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Blue eyed crab

About your guide Jason Stonehewer

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I am a qualified F.G.A.S.A. nature guide, studying coastal ecology and our fascinating interconnected natural world.
From 2012 to 2014 i was lead guide on the Perlemoen Trail, I started my guiding career guiding river rafting trips in 1994 for Felix Unite.
In August 2014 I received the mayors award for excellence for setting up a marine kiosk in Pearly Beach and my contribution to environmental awareness.
I am chairman of the Pearly Beach conservancy and take part in volunteer environmental educational work for the Vision Foundation lecturing in some of the more remote destinations in Southern Africa. 

 Nature guiding and studying our amazing inter-coastal marine environment is a dream come true for me and it gives me great joy to share this with others.

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Sea swallow 2 opt                     The sea swallow is a nudibranch a sea slug that has lost its shell. They float on the surface tension of the ocean hunting blue bottles, the sea swallows defence against predators is to secret toxic chemicals reusing stinging cells derived from their own prey. Washed up by onshore winds along with many other pelagic species we encounter.