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Beachcomber Trails

           
A unique personalised slackpacking hiking trail on the Cape Whale Coast only 2.5hrs from Cape Town
Richard Lewin Group shot optExploring this inspiring coastline, unravelling its many secrets withWhales De Kelders
 a dedicated marine nature guide
 "A matchless shoreline nature experience"
Each leg of the hiking trail offers a unique view of this coastline, professionally interpreted with special insights into marine ecology, fynbos medicinal plants and an in-depth understanding of Khoisan history
and the many shipwrecks in these waters. The rich diversity of wildlife only found here, combined with the freshest air on the planet and spectacular natural scenery around every point including an unforgettable gastronomic foraging experience, makes this a first class adventure for family and friends.
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Happily this coastline remains largely undiscovered and untouched by development.
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 If your not a hiker or don't have day's to spare.
Spend a morning exploring Pearly Beaches colourful rock-pools and their amazing creatures,
                                               on a 2-3 hour investigative
 Pearly Beach Stroll.

Slackpacking trail
Beachcomber's Perlemoen Trail can be done in sections as a 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 Beachcomber trails

 

Turn your hike into an adventure

It's essential to go with the right guide. Some hiking trail facilitators use inexperienced unqualified guides      
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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.Crabeater seal opt

Wilderness trails are easy to get lost in! Even coastal walking trails can be confusing leading to dead ends, uncomfortable or dangerous terrain.
As ex-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. 
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Not an ordinary hiking trail

Walking Rocky pools bantamsklip 4 optTrails 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. Trail Video link video

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 group and to the experience.

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Sea Spider
      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.  

The unmistakable Columbus crab on the left, a pelagic species identified by Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the New World. The blue colour hides the animal from predators and prey in the deep ocean. On the right believed to be the same crab in its megalopa larval stage.

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Blue eyed crab

About your guide Jason Stonehewer

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I am a qualified F.G.A.S.A. nature guide, studying coastal ecology and our fascinating interconnected natural world.
From 2012 to 2014 i was 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.

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Sea swallow 2 opt                     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 we encounter.