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  • Footsteps in the sand

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  • Sandy pools

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Beachcomber Nature Trail

 The Hiking Trail is located along the spectacular South Western Cape shoreline 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 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 and interesting Stone-Age caves, long white sandy beaches and dunes, cosy coves for some chilled swimming, pristine coastal fynbos and the amazing wildlife that has adapted to this environment. Happily most of this coastline remains largely untouched by development. 

Each leg of the hiking trail offers a unique view of this coastline and is professionally interpreted through its history of human kind and the many shipwrecks in its waters, culture, topography and the natural wild life to be found here. WalkingGroup walking through flowers on trail

The hike can be done as a 1, 2, 3, and/ or 4 day slack-packing trail, which includes accommodation and meals (also self catering options). You can choose from different packages depending on your preference and pocket.
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Turn your hike into an adventure

Why it is essential to take the right guide.
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 a 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

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 to a maximum of 12 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.

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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 since 2012 have been lead guide on the Perlemoen Trail , I started my guiding career guiding river rafting trips in 1994 for Felix Unite.
I have crewed on luxury charter yachts in the Mediterranean and travelled extensively in Africa. 
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.

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.