The many different faces of one of the world’s top hiking trails, The Oystercatcher.
The Oystercatcher Trail is one of the best slackpacking hikes in South Africa and the world. With breathtaking seaside stretches, imposing cliffs, massive dune landscapes and intact archaeological remains – the Oystercatcher really is a uniquely versatile eco-adventure.
There are many different ways to experience this incredible hiking trail. Whether you are looking for a relaxing guided tour in untouched nature, an in-depth understanding of the origins of modern humans, or a 5-night, slackpacking hike, the Oystercatcher has it all. Here are some of the trails that our guests at Sandpiper Cottages love.
The 5-day, 4-night guided coastal walk
For this hiking experience, you will be slackpacking between 12 km and 21 km a day in a small group (about 12 guests). This is a great option for a family, a group of friends, or anyone interested in making friends with like-minded nature lovers. You can choose to take the full package, which includes a local guide, luxury accommodation at Sandpiper Cottages and all meals, or the self-catering option, which includes all of the above, except meals. To see rates and to read more about the 5-day, 4-night walk, click here.
The 2-night Human Origins Explorer:
This unique experience is for anyone who is interested in learning about the origins of modern humans and visiting one of the places where the first evidence of modern humans was found. The Human Origins Explorer includes a 90-minute tour of the Point of Human Origins and an easy, half-day guided beach walk that covers a section of the Oystercatcher Trail. Your stay at Sandpiper Cottages includes a hearty breakfast and use of our leisure centre (with tennis, squash, spa and bar facilities), where you can experience a bit more of the Point of Human Origins, and what it means to be human today. If this is a topic that interests you, you’ll also enjoy our blog ‘What makes us human?’.
So, if you’re interested in experiencing one of the best slackpacking hikes in the world and learning more about how modern humans came about – give us a call at +27 (44) 699 1204, or send us an email at [email protected], and we’ll help you arrange the tour that’s right for you.