Rocky coastline at De Kelders South Africa

Best outdoor activities on the Cape Whale Coast

Cage diving with our Great Whites

Sharks worldwide are in unprecedented decline, hopefully increased awareness is achieved by a close encounter with this supreme predator.
I believe that if the licensed operator (7 in Gansbaai) acts responsibly towards both animal and tourist, the conservation benefits for this species outweighs many unproven controversy’s surrounding the activity. I would only recommend certain responsible conservation proven companies and crew.

 (Hikers on my trail get 10% off advertised price) dependant on availability !

Great White Shark mouth

Boat based whale watching

Get as close as you will ever get to these giant visitors. Southern right and Humpbacks whales often dolphins always seals and many pelagic birds including penguins. Again only responsible conservation proven operators recommended.
Prices on request

Southern Right Whale in Walker Bay South Africa

Flight of the Giants

Fly over your hiking trail from Cape Agulhas to Walker Bay 210km round trip and the ultimate whale and Great white shark viewing experience. An eagle’s eye view of whales, Guaranteed sightings during whale season. Including an exhilarating beach flight not to be missed.

Max 3 passengers
Quoin point to Walker bay 45 min 
Quoin Point to Walker bay via Dyer island 1 hour 
Tip of Africa to Walker bay 1 hour 10 min
Prices on request

Horse Riding

Trails are routed through the varying terrains of beach, mountain and dune, to places of historical and cultural interest. The horses used are South African Crossbreeds, enduring and well adapted to the environment, they are the key to a special opportunity to ride through the wonderful, untouched nature of the region.

2 hours Fynbos mountain
3 hours Fynbos beach  (longer trails available)
Prices on request

Horse riding on the beach in Walker Bay

Pearly Beach Stroll

This short stroll (2-3 hours) guided by Beachcomber Guide is aimed at people visiting the area with a few hours to spare and offers a short interesting insight into the local marine ecology. Spend a few hours exploring the shore’s colourful rock pools and their amazing creatures, discover Khoisan history and the many medicinal coastal plants on an investigative short walking trail.

Take a slow 3km walk along the Pearly Beach village coastline.  It is not called the pearl of all beaches for nothing!  This pristine environment mixes rugged rocky shores, white sandy beaches with intimate turquoise swimming pools, fynbos covered sand dunes and great whale watching July to December.
Visit the beachcomber Marine kiosk for in-depth background on our coastal ecosystems, then stroll over to the Fynbos centre and fynbos garden where there is an informative display of fresh coastal fynbos.

If it’s lunchtime stay and enjoy Strandveld hospitality in our local pub.

Walk includes special insights into local ecological systems, amazing marine and coastal animals, in the field medicinal fynbos information, coastal endemic birdsedible seaweeds and much more.

Pearly Beach stroll R 200 per person minimum 4 people (Ask for group discount) U12 free U18 R 50 Normal exclusive trail rate R 150 per person min 4 people (ask for a group discount).

The Fynbos Trail

Highly recommended slackpacking trail. guided hike through 25km of pristine mountain fynbos 3 days 2 nights fully catered luxury accommodation.
 Price on request

Forest Walk

Platbos Forest with specimen trees estimated to be well over 1000 years of age. is the perfect oasisfrom harsh coastal winds and summer sun. This is not an arduous hike – gentle gradients make it an easy trail for young and old alike to enjoy.
Honesty box R50 p/p

Quad Trail

Come experience our unique Fynbos quad trail with truly majestic views from our own indigenous forest to the great view on top of Mount Dyer.
No experience needed. Basic training given.
Few hours Price on request

River Boat Trip

Take the slow boat in Stanford enjoy 127 species of birds in the tranquillity and beauty of the Klein River.
R100 per person min 4 people
We also rent out double kayaks and canoes for those who prefer exercise @R100/kayak or canoe.

Klein River Cheese Farm

Nestled on the banks of the Klein river, surrounded by lush green hills and mountains, lies Klein River Cheese, a small family run cheesery, offering a range of exceptional, high quality, South African cheeses for tasting. Summer picnics baskets not to be missed.

Wine Farms

Dozens of first class wine farms in the area for tastings.