Beachcomber's Perlemoen trail dates 2018/19
I Guide about 16 trails a year
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 hikers comfort! 
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Richard Lewin Group shotGroup size on the trail can range from 4 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 2018 /2019 Dates

N.B. arrive from 2pm onwards day before all trails start.


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      Fully Booked Carole 9pax
September Friday 14th Abalone amble Trail Day 1 
September Saturday 15th Bantams klip Trail Day 2
September Sunday 16th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 3 

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September Saturday 29th Shipwreck shore Fully Booked Ilsa 4pax + Richard 12pax
September Sunday 30th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
September Monday 1st Abalone amble Trail Day 3 
October Tuesday 2nd Walk with Whales Trail Day 4

October Friday 12th Shipwreck shore Booked 3 pax Cathy 2pax Megan
October Saturday 13th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 (6 places)
October Sunday 14th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 (6 places)
October Monday 15th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 (6 places)

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October Saturday 27th Shipwreck shore Fully Booked Kurktreckers 8 pax
October Sunday 28th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
October Monday 29th Abalone amble Trail Day 3
October Tuesday 30th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 

November Saturday 10th Shipwreck shore Booked 8 pax Paula
November Sunday 11th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 (4 places)
November Monday 12th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 (4 places)
November Tuesday 13th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 (4 places)
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November Tuesday 27th Shipwreck shore Trail Day 1 Open
November Wednesday 28th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 Open
November Thursday 29th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 Open
November Friday 30th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 Open

December Wednesday 12th Shipwreck shore Fully Booked Faizel 10pax
December Thursday 13th Bantamsklip Trail Day 2 
December Friday 14th Abalone amble Trail Day 3 
December Saturday 15th Walk with Whales Trail Day 4 
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New Year 2019
January Thursday  10th Shipwreck shore Booking 2pax Daniela prov 4pax Jaco
January Friday 11th Bantamsklip Trail day (6 places)
January Saturday 12th Abalone amble Trail day(6 places  
January Sunday 13th Walk with Whales Trail day(6 places)

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January Thursday 24th Shipwreck shore Trail day 1 Open
January Friday 25th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 Open
January Saturday 26th Abalone amble Trail day 3 Open 
January Sunday 27th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 Open

February Thursday 7th Shipwreck shore Trail day 1 Open
February Friday 8th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 Open
February Saturday 9th Abalone amble Trail day 3 Open 
February Sunday 10th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 Open

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February Friday 22nd Shipwreck shore Trail day 1 Open
February Saturday 23rd Bantamsklip Trail day 2 Open
February Sunday 24th Abalone amble Trail day 3 Open 
February Monday 25th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 Open

 
March  Sunday 10th Shipwreck shore Provisionally booked Nicola 12
March  Monday 11th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 
March  Tuesday 12th Abalone amble Trail day 3  
March  Wednesday 13th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 
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March  Monday 25th Shipwreck shore Provisional booking Caroline 10pax 16/05
March  Tuesday 26th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 
March  Wednesday 27th Abalone amble Trail day 3 
March  Thursday 28th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 

April Tuesday 9th Shipwreck shore Trail day 1 Open
April Wednesday 10th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 Open
April Thursday 11th Abalone amble Trail day 3 Open 
April Friday 12th Walk with Whales Trail day 4 Open
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April Tuesday 23rd Shipwreck shore Trail day 1 Open
April Wedensday 24th Bantamsklip Trail day 2 Open
April Thursday 25th Abalone amble Trail day 3 Open 
April Friday 26th 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.