The Whale Coasts Shoreline Nature Journey.
Hike The Perlemoen Trail
The trail will be open from September
Please look at our available trail dates and provisionally reserve your place.
A unique owner run 4-day, 50 km slackpacking trail
in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, 2.5hrs from Cape Town.
Spend each day hiking with an expert, exploring our extraordinary seashores, 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 Trail.
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 and spectacular scenery. No heavy pack to carry and very comfortable accommodation each night. We offer Fully catered or self catered options Read more about price and availability
Why choose Beachcomber Guide?
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 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.
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 and edible plants, geology, shipwrecks and Khoi-san history.