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Oystercatcher Trail

Mossel Bay, South Africa
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About Oystercatcher Trail
Luxury, guided walking tours along the beaches and in the fynbos west of Mossel Bay. Explore a part of the Garden Route where modern human behaviour first emerged. You'll come away with a new appreciation for our planet. And for what it means to be human. This walking holiday is a love affair with nature...
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Wynand P wrote a review Mar 2021
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa19 contributions2 helpful votes
This slack-packing trail is an absolute must for anyone with an adventurous spirit. It really caters for young and old. Add this hike to your bucket list and you will enjoy every moment of pristine nature and so much more. Every moment was perfect, great accommodation with the most beautiful sea view, great food and absolutely wonderful hosts. Our guide was an expert in many ways and consider the capabilities of each member of the group. The boat ride on the Gourits River and the birds of prey was an unexpected bonus added to the last day's walk. This was one of our best experiences. Well done.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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anton l wrote a review Nov 2020
263 contributions30 helpful votes
Three days of slack-packing, great food, wonderful hosts, great accommodation, well organized, three days of the most scenic hikes with fantastic guides to inform you of the history and fauna and flora. Definitely a bucket list hike! You can also add the world’s longest zip line as an extra!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Carol Garland wrote a review Oct 2020
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Three amazing days hiking beaches, rocky shorelines and rivers in Boggomsbaai near the Garden Route. One of the best hikes I have ever done. Loved every minute!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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277lorraineh wrote a review Oct 2020
East London, South Africa1 contribution
Our reservation for this hike was made prior to the onslaught of the Covid -19 pandemic. With having adult, married children that have individuated, it was a period of uncertainty that the event would eventually take place. Once lockdown level 2 was announced, it was again a period of uncertainty anticipating whether a whole family's health could maintain, in order to eventually enjoy a hike that we have reserved approximately 6 months prior to the starting date. Once it was confirmed that we were all good to go, our experience of the event was just the remedy needed to restore not only our family unit, but also our physical, mental and psychological well-being. Our hosts were warm and welcoming, and incredibly accommodative of all our needs. We were accommodated for all 3 nights in simple, very comfortable, exceptionally cozy homes, that allowed our family to relax and spend time together chatting around in the lounge that had an enormous, cozy fireplace. The bonding time we had was just what we needed to reconnect after months of being apart and busy with the activities of each of our lives. We most appreciated the security of the community, and that there is still a place in this country where transacting for wood each night was based on the old fashioned value of honesty. Each night we lit the fire and spent hours chatting with one another. We met with Fred, the developer of the trail and his mission and purpose to preserve the Oyster Catcher bird and save it from extinction. It was a privilege to be able to hear his story of bold courage. Our knowledgeable guide, Chris, kept us riveted with snippets of information that extended from the history of our ancestors to details of the natural wonders of our world. For three days we walked along that beautiful coastline, enjoying the revival of our senses. Despite our group ranging in age and level of fitness, the trail accommodated all and we managed the distances set each day. At days end, the greatest joy was anticipating what feast our chef, Skouzie, would prepare for us. In true SA style, the food was nourishing, hearty and traditional celebrating SA cuisine. Thank you Skouzie for accommodating each person's unique preferences, and providing us with good reason to ensure we made it home at the end of each day. From what we understand, Mia and Willem had just bought the trail when Covid-19 hit. What an honour it was for our family to be their first post-covid clients. They deserve every success in their new venture, and we wish them well. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful family experience, and a great opportunity to bond again after a very challenging time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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maggeludeke wrote a review Sep 2018
Rustenburg, South Africa2 contributions
What a lovely trail! Walking from Mosselbaai to Dana baai, very challenging but with the most wonderful views. You stop far too often to just admire the scenery. ...and take millions of pictures. A lovely young lady was the guide and fascinated us with her knowledge about the plants and little animals on the way. She had a lot of patience to accommodate every lady on the trail. The second day had a lot of wind and some rain, but we could finish this trip and were very glad to see our transport vehicle waiting for us! The third day , we enjoyed the boulder hopping which reminded us of the fish river canyons, but this was much easier! And the rain stopped us at Fransmanshoek, and prevented us from finishing the trail. But it was a wonderful most exciting experience that we will for sure recommend to other hikers!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from OystercatcherTrail, General Manager at Oystercatcher Trail
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Thank you very much for your review! It was great to have your group of lovely ladies with us. We are really glad that you enjoyed the hike and your guide. Hope to see some more members of your hiking club with us in the future.
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