Named after the hundreds of Southern Right Whales that return to this area within the De Hoop Nature Reserve annually to calve and mate, this beautiful 55km trail which stretches from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, is one of the top trails in South Africa. It offers unsurpassed natural diversity, fynbos, a protected marine environment as well as numerous birds - perhaps a glimpse of the last remaining Cape vulture colony in the Western Cape – antelope and other wildlife. There are 5 comfortable overnight stops. You’ll only need a moderate degree of fitness to do this trail as it is portered.
1 place available - book now!Cost is R2850 for members, R2950 for non-members including porterage.Please contact Keith for more info.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Whale/Sep17
This unique Trail offers you the opportunity to walk a section of our magnificent Wild Coast. The area that the hike covers is a nature lover's paradise, with access so limited that the only way to see the majority of the coastline is to hike. You will encounter long lonely beaches, river estuaries teeming with marine life, river fauna, and majestic views. This 5-night 6-day trail allows you to walk, swim and explore the coastline during the day and spend every night in comfort at one of the Wild Coast Hotels, where you can enjoy the wonderful cuisine and warm hospitality. Carry only your personal items (clothing and toiletries, etc.) and a picnic lunch, which will be provided by the hotels. The Trail covers a distance of about 55km. The Trail itself offers some interesting and challenging aspects yet river crossings are done by ferry, hiking over headlands, beach walking and crossing the Kei River on a pontoon. As the daily distances are very average and the terrain relatively easy, no great level fitness is required. Anyone reasonably fit and able can do this Trail. Children are welcome so this is an ideal back to nature family holiday. We use locally trained guides, all of whom are friendly and eager to share their knowledge and love of the land with you. This provides a valuable source of income for the rural areas. The package includes:• Transfer from E.L. Airport, or other venue in East London, to Kob Inn. This journey takes about 3 hours, and involves a tarred road with a bumpy and dusty gravel section. (Please note departures from East London are mornings only).• Accommodation in the following hotels with all meals provided;Day 1: Kob InnDay 2: Mazzepa Bay HotelDay 3 WavecrestDay 4 Trennery'sDay 5 Morgan Bay (dinner, bed and breakfast only)• Road transfer back to E.L. from Morgan Bay Hotel• Service of a community guide whilst walking the Trail.• Bed levies.
Cost is R5995pp to R9370pp for members depending on number of hikers (3 - 18), porterage extra (ave R80 a day).Non-members have to add R100 guest fee to the total.R2000.00 deposit and balance due 21 days before start of hike.Please contact Peter by phone or email for more info.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/WC Meander
Stay in 2 restored national monument cottages. Hike, swim in the farm dam, mountain bike, bird watch or just chill on this working fruit farm 60 km’s from Ceres. All linen, towels etc provided. There is a fully equipped kitchen in each cottage and a braai area. Book now!More information: www.houdenbek.co.za Tel: 083 661 9912
Fully booked, waiting list only.– Members: R435.00, Guests R475.00 per person sharing for the weekend.Arrive 14:00 on Friday, 15 SeptemberPlease contact Rodney by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Houdenbek
Come on everybody, let’s go and see the flowers. Bring your tent as we will be camping overnight at Plankiesbaai. This 27.3km midweek hike undulates gently through the West Coast National Park so you can unwind and relax while stretching your legs. Go to sleep listening to the sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. Wake up to magnificent sea and lagoon views, this trail includes a beach walk and, of course, the world famous flowers.
Limited to 12 people. Cost: R260pp for members or R300pp for non-members.Prices WITH WILDCARD (otherwise you need to pay conservation fee R64 per day).Please book with Sam. Please don't pay before Sam tells you to pay.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Post/Sep17
Come hiking, kayaking, birding, swimming on a farm between Wolseley and Worcester. Self-catering accommodation surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fynbos.
Cost is R1100 for members, R1140 for non-members.Please book with Karen by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Breede/Oct17
The Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail journeys through lush forests and mountain fynbos. Ancient river gorges and abundant rivers and streams provide plentiful swimming opportunities. Beginning in Nature’s Valley and ending 60-km further at either the Storms River Bridge or Village, this six day, unidirectional trail takes hikers through the heart of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. A fair degree of fitness and muscular endurance is essential.
Book now - only 2 places left.Total costs (including portage) Members: R1,645.00 Non-members: R1,765.00 Please contact Charmaine by email, WhatsApp: 083 230 6793 or Landline (after 6pm): 021 976 4384Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Tsi/Jan18
5 day ‘slackpacking’ hike through the pristine Baviaankloof in the Eastern Cape. This is a fully catered trail, with accommodation in tents, with mattresses. Bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, towels. Breakfast, dinners and lunch pack supplied, you carry day packs only and there is the option of horse riding. The area is remote, with no cell phone reception and although your overnight luggage is transported the hiking is not necessarily easy.For more information: Check out www.baviaanscamino.comA good Getaway article here: http://www.getaway.co.za/photography/the-baviaanskloof-camino/
Cost is R7200 per person sharing (no single accommodation) with an extra R1500 if you want to ride. This excludes transport there and back – we will try to arrange group transport depending on requirements.Those interested e-mail Frank Dwyer email@example.com *This is not a Meridian Hiking Club event.
Hike through the beautiful Wellington valley and learn about the history and culture of the area. Local fully accredited guides will accompany you through indigenous fynbos, vineyards, orchards and olive groves. Meet the wine-makers and local characters of the valley and hear their interesting stories. Includes 3 nights four star accommodation, all meals, snacks, wine tasting and baggage transfers.Book now! More information: www.winewalk.co.za
Only 1 place left. Members: R7400.00, Guests: R7460.00. Rates are per person sharing Arrive 16:00 on Sunday May 27. Please contact Rodney by email.Use payment reference: (Your Name)/Wine Walk
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