Day 2 Beachcomber's Perlemoen trailBantamsklip section
: Bufflesjagsbaai - Pearly Beach. Rating
:Medium/easy: medium fitness, 16km
(Light version 14 km)
We start where we left off at Bufflesjagsbaai heading towards Pearly Beach reserve. At Plaatjieskraalbaai a very popular Kabeljou
fishing spot, we walk through this areas version of Kolmanscop ghost town
, an abandoned holiday resort buried in sand, due to the drifting dunes.
A great photographic opportunity!
We follow the seashore around its many granite boulder protected bays, past Bantamsklip
the controversial proposed site for a nuclear power station, to the shipwreck site of Otori Maru
(1984). Much of the wreck remains and at low tide it is easy to explore.
The last section is Sweetfontain, and the long flat sandy beach provides great viewing of the whales and dolphins
when they are here. We finish in Pearly Beach, at the Fynbos centre
, a local conservation initiative where you can see an amazing diversity of local fynbos flowers in the garden and display area.