Set off on an extraordinary journey as you explore the untamed beauty of the South Cape coastline near Mossel Bay. Oystercatcher Trail presents expertly guided walking tours, meandering along pristine beaches, enchanting dunes, towering cliffs, and the captivating fynbos landscape. Our trail invites you to embark on a distinct adventure through the wonders of nature.
Pioneers of Slackpacking Adventure
The Oystercatcher Trail is renowned for pioneering the concept of Slackpacking. Regarded as one of the world's premier hiking experiences, it has garnered acclaim from prestigious outlets such as the BBC and Getaway, earning recognition in various media features and productions. Our commitment to providing an unparalleled outdoor adventure remains unwavering.
The World-Famous Oystercatcher Trail: A Love Story with Nature
Immerse yourself in the unspoiled coastline of the South Cape (Garden Route), a mesmerizing stretch that extends from Mossel Bay to Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve. The Mossel Bay region is a biodiversity hotspot, hosting the "Big 5 of the ocean." Witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of whales during the mild, cooler months as they give birth in tranquil bays, showcasing their remarkable breaching and lob-tailing displays.
Discover a Natural Paradise
The harmonious blend of diverse bird and marine life, intertwined with a rich tapestry of Fynbos species, transforms the Oystercatcher Trail into a haven for nature enthusiasts. Simplify your hiking experience by leaving your luggage at your accommodation, carrying just a small day-pack to make your journey a pure delight. We offer overnight stays in well-appointed coastal establishments, meticulously tailored to your group's size and hiking duration. If you prefer, we can provide a self-catering option upon request.
Explore Our Trail Options
The Oystercatcher Trail: A 4-Night, 5-Day Affair with Nature
Indulge in a profound connection with nature during this unique 4-night, 5-day guided walk from Dana Bay to the Gourits River Mouth. Immerse yourself in the coastline's beauty, with all meals and accommodations included.
Happy Hiker: A 2-Night, 3-Day Adventure
Short on time but yearning for adventure? The Happy Hiker package is tailored for those seeking to savor the Oystercatcher Trail in just 2 nights and 3 days. Traverse some of the trail's most breathtaking sections under the guidance of our local experts, with accommodations and meals included.
Oystercatcher 1-Day Trail: St. Blaize
Perfect for time-conscious hikers and locals looking for a day in nature, this one-day adventure lets you explore the flora, marine life, birdlife, and rich history of the trail while soaking in the stunning coastal scenery.
Oystercatcher Trail 1-Day Trail: Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Delve into the wonders of the Fransmanshoek Conservancy, where you can discover its plant life, marine creatures, birds, and intriguing history and archaeology.
For a unique connection with nature and unforgettable experiences, we invite you to explore our website. Discover more about our services and offerings as you plan your journey with the Oystercatcher Trail.