• Pristine long white beaches

  • Only your footsteps in the sand

  • Limestone rock formations

  • Sandy paddling pools

  • Swimming pools pearly beach

Beachcomber Shoreline Nature Trails

 Amazing slackpacking Hiking Trails located along the spectacular South Western Cape shoreline only 2.5hrs from Cape Town, South Africa‚Äôs premier Whale watching region and the Great White Shark Capital of the world.Whale de kelders
Stretching from Cape Agulhas, the southernmost piont of the African continent, to Walker Bay Reserve,         De Kelders, just south of Hermanus. 

Explore this incredible coastline with a professional marine nature guide.
"A unique nature experience" 

Perlemoen trail Family groupsThis area of the Cape is a diverse mix of rugged rocky shores scattered with historical shipwrecks and interesting Stone-Age caves, long white sandy beaches and dunes, pristine coastal fynbos and secluded blue water bays for chilled swiming. Happily this coastline remains largely undiscovered and untouched by development. 

Each leg of the hiking trail offers a unique view of this coastline and is professionally interpreted with special insights into marine ecology, medicinal plants and an in-depth understanding of Khoisan history and the many shipwrecks in these waters. The rich diversity of wildlife found here, combined with the freshest air on the planet and spectacular scenery including an unforgettable gastronomic foraging experience, makes this a first class adventure for family and friends.
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If you don't have day's to spare.
Spend a morning exploring Pearly Beaches colourful rock-pools and their amazing creatures, on a short investigative shoreline walking trail for only R150 P/Person

The Hiking Trail can be done as a 1, 2, 3, and/ or 4 day slack-packing adventure
 (no heavy pack to carry)
 which includes accommodation and meals
(also self-catering options).
You can choose from different packages depending on your preference and pocket.
(4 day 4 night trail start from as little as R2300 per person)
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Turn your hike into an adventure

Why it is essential to take the right guide. (Some hiking trail facilitators use untrained poor quality guides)
An interpreted and informed hike makes the difference between a hike and an adventure. Our country and certainly this coastline is filled with stories and secrets that you would never know without a guide with intimate knowledge and experience of the area.A02

Wilderness trails are easy to get lost in! Even coastal walking trails can be confusing leading to dead ends, uncomfortable or dangerous terrain.
As lead guide
 on the Green Flag Perlemoen Trail I have made all the mistakes and have become very intimate with the trail and its nuances. Contact me now.


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Not an ordinary hiking trail

Trails are tailored to your specific interests and needs and will at all times be in harmony with the natural environment so that we leave only our footprints.

Group sizes are kept small so that the hike remains intimate with minimal environmental impact.
I am passionate about this area and marine ecology and always happy to share and get down and dirty to demonstrate the uniqueness of the environment. I learn something new every time I am out there which adds value to the groups and to the experience. Contact me now 

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                The yellow sea spider is not a true spider,but has similar characteristics, sometimes found hunting and feeding on prey with its pincer-like appendages (chelifers) they have four pairs of legs with claw-like ends used to hold on in strong currents, other slender ovigerous legs hang below the head which the male uses to carry fertilised eggs.  

About your guide


I am a qualified F.G.A.S.A. nature guide, I have been studying coastal ecology for 3 years and the interconnectedness of nature.
Since 2012 have been lead guide on the Perlemoen Trail, I started my guiding career guiding river rafting trips in 1994 for Felix Unite.
In August 2014 I received the mayors award for excellence for setting up a marine kiosk in Pearly Beach and my contribution to environmental awareness.
I am chairman of the Pearly Beach conservancy and take part in volunteer environmental educational work for the Vision Foundation lecturing in some of the more remote destinations in Southern Africa. 

 Nature guiding and studying our amazing inter-coastal marine environment is a dream come true for me and it gives me great joy to share this with others.

                                     Join me in a world of discovery.
                                                      Contact me now


Sea swallow                The sea swallow is a nudibranch a sea slug that has lost its shell. They float on the surface tension of the ocean hunting blue bottles, the sea swallows defence against predators is to secret toxic chemicals reusing stinging cells derived from their own prey. Washed up by onshore winds along with many other pelagic species encountered.