Tourism Itinerary Advisor for Eco Tourism and Enviromental Excursions.
OLIFANTS RIVER TRAIL
Begin your adventure inland from the historical town of Ebenhaezer walk the wetlands and take a slow boat ride along the Olifants River to HangKlip. You might spot the elusive otter, count the variety of birds, no less than 40 species to identify. Walk the trail to the quaint fishing village of Papendorp at the mouth of the Olifants River. We can cater this trail to suit your needs with our host Peter who established the West Coast Crayfish Trail and is a Guide for our area of the Matzikama for the last 10 years. You have the option of a traditional lunch of Fish, sweet potato, salad and rooster bread – or pack your own lunch. Transport will be provided from Papendorp .
20km hike - 6 hours R400 p/p lunch incl.
THE WANDERING WHALE LABYRINTH
Built by our community with crushed shells and handpicked rocks, and rose quartz placed in the centre to symbolize love and hope. More than 2000 people have walked the labyrinth. It’s the inner 5 circuit Chartes Labyrinth based on the one built at the Chartes Cathedral in 1200 AD France. Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When people hear a Labyrinth they think of a Maze. A Maze is like a puzzle to be solved with twists and turns and blind Alleys. It is a left brain task. A Labyrinth has only one path it is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys.
ALL TRAILS CAN BE CATERED TO YOUR NEEDS.- 24 HOUR BOOKING IN ADVANCE WITH A MINIMUM OF 50% DEPOSIT
- A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE IF TRANSPORT IS REQUIRED
Fryers Cove Eco Garden and Wandering Whale Labyrinth Hike
Begin at Fryers Cove Vineyards 20M above sea level. Hear the History of their wines , walk to the cliffs of Fryers Cove garden where you see unique species of plants, meander the Wandering Whale Labyrinth. Follow the trail along the Majestic cliffs 10km to Doringbaai harbour where you can taste their unique range of wines. Lunch is available at an extra cost.
Experience the ambience of the jetty where you can sit in their lunch room and feel the sea move under your feet. Private functions can be arranged, transport will be provided back to Strandfontein. Cost with wine tasting and transport provided back to Strandfontein @ R160pp
Walk our pristine coastline of 20km of unspoilt beauty in the Matzikama Region. You will find conglomerate of semi precious stones along the cliff tops, tectonic plate shifts that has created rock formations of incredible beauty. Spot meerkats and bushbuck, tortoises, snakes, whales and dolphins. We have a finger of the Knersvlakte that stretches all the way to the coast where red data species of succulent plants that can be identified. Collect your lucky stones of jasper and olivine’s or agates on our beaches. Witness the beauty of color of rocks at our third point Deurspring. Run up the dunes and walk to the Olifants River Mouth and Estuary with its breathtaking views. More than 60 species of birds have been identified on the Olifants River
This hike is tidal dependent for part of the journey.
You can begin from the quaint harbor of Doringbaai or from the fishing village of Papendorp the choice is
yours. We have registered Guides that would make your hike interesting with a local flair of knowledge.
We can arrange a lunch in Papendorp at extra cost or you can have a lunch at our famous Fryers Cove
Winery on the jetty at Doringbay at your own cost.
- TRANSPORT,GUIDE and LUNCH @ PAPENDORP PROVIDED for R250 PP MINIMUM 4 PEOPLE
BOOKING 24 HRS IN ADVANCE - 50% DEPOSIT