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What an absolutely wonderful hike!

This hike was an awesome experience for all of us. We did the 6 day shipwreck trail including 2... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
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Beach, Dune, River, Grasslands, Intermittent Forest and lots of Sunshine!

I hiked the 6 Day variation of the Shipwreck trail with a party of 14 over the first week of... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
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South Seas, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I hiked the Shipwreck hike with a group of friends ranging from first timers to experienced, fit and not so fit hikers just before Christmas. We opted for the 6 day hike including the overnight canoe trail. Unfortunately we ended up not able to paddle...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This hike was an awesome experience for all of us. We did the 6 day shipwreck trail including 2 days canoeing in a group of 6 (2 teenagers, 3 experienced hikers and 1 whose last hike was many years ago;-) and all of us enjoyed...More

1  Thank knallfrosch111
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I hiked the 6 Day variation of the Shipwreck trail with a party of 14 over the first week of January 2017. First of all, you meet Dave, the coordinator and mastermind of the trail... take his advice and tips, they will certainly come in...More

1  Thank AndreasLabuschagne
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Highly recommended trail for anyone interested in nature. The paths are interesting, some even through a game park, and the huts are comfortable and mostly picturestque.

Thank KarenGray-Kilfoil
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Every hut a surprise. Great to be in the eastern cape bush. Beautiful riperian vegetation. Grey blue sea. So worth it. Not too tough. Hard days followed by easy days. Great places to cook. Lots of spiders.

1  Thank janeydechen
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I walked the first three days of the trail and slept at the Milkwood Hut, the Tree House and then decided to call it a day when I saw the state of the hut at Three Sisters. The trail itself meanders through really spectacular and...More

2  Thank donsievanwyk
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We stayed at Belle Vue house and then hiked up the river valley to Nyala reserve (because the river had come down in flood) and overnighted at Lily Pad hut. It was mid winter, but warm enough for our two families. Facilities are basic (e.g....More

2  Thank Lucille S
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our party of 8 (aged 20-60) had an absolutely wonderful experience on this hike. All of us were totally inexperienced hikers and some were definately in the unfit category - but all completed the hike without undue strain. The weather was very kind to us...More

12  Thank Traveller55KT
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

My family and I had done the one day trail, 8km canoe trip and 4km hike to where we were staying. We seen giraffes, nyla and zebras at the dam. It was very adventurous and we will most likely be back.

3  Thank 1krissy8
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Just fine.I do not know why I am supposed to write a long description.Less than 50 characters should be ok

1  Thank LazaroR R
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8 March 2017|
Response from AndreasLabuschagne | Reviewed this property |
Thinking back, none of us had any concerns with animals at Lilypad, or any of the other huts (except one night, at Three Sisters, there was a startle with an equally startled mouse the middle of the night). Lilypad might... More
8 October 2016|
Response from AndreasLabuschagne | Reviewed this property |
1. the hike fits 12 people, we were 14 (couples rotated in sharing beds). 2. I am sure April is fine, but you will need to contact the Hike coordinator for that. 3. Again, to get a fuller perspective, rather contact the... More