The Perlemoen Trail

The Whale Coasts supreme shoreline nature experience.

A unique guided 4-day slackpacking trail in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, only 2.5hrs from Cape Town.

Spend each day hiking with an expert exploring our extraordinary seashores, colourful rock-pools and their amazing creatures, a truly remarkable view of this coastline, professionally interpreted with special insights into marine ecology, fynbos medicinal plants and flowers, and an in-depth understanding of Khoisan history and the many shipwrecks in these waters. Read more about the Perlemoen Trail.

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The trail is rated for medium fitness hikers, each day is easy going with no steep hills and lots of breaks to take in various aspects of nature.  No heavy pack to carry and comfortable accommodation each night.  We offer fully catered, or self-catering packages.  Read more about our packages.

Why choose this trail?

  • Tailored Experience
  • Fully qualified guides
  • Dates chosen for best tides
  • Experience & knowledge
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Excellent value for money
An interpreted and informed hike makes the difference between a hike and an adventure. South Africa, and certainly this coastline, is filled with stories and secrets that you would never know without a guide with intimate knowledge and experience of the area.

It's essential to go with the right guide

Beachcomber Guide was set up in 2010 by Jason Stonehewer, an experienced guide who is passionate about nature guiding and studying our amazing inter-coastal marine environment.  In August 2014, Jason received the Mayor’s Award for his contribution to environmental awareness.

As Beachcomber Guide has grown, Jason has brought on board several specialist guides who share his passion for conservation and the local area.  Some hiking trail facilitators use inexperienced unqualified guides, but all our guides are qualified FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa) guides with specialities in Marine ecology, Strandveld flora & Fauna, medicinal plants, geology, shipwrecks and Khoi-san history. 

The Beachcomber Guides uncover natures amazing mysteries
Join us in a world of discovery

Jason Stonehewer, owner and guide at Beachcomber Guide
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