INTENTION

Day 1: Disengagement, Grounding and Reengaging

Day 2: Partner Walk. Enquiry and Reflection

Day 3: Solo walk. Going within

Day 4: Group walk. Cleansing ceremony

Day 5: Anchoring on the beach. Footsteps of intent. Re-entering.

OTTER TRAIL UPCOMING DATES: 

10 May 2021 

21 May 2021 - SOLD OUT

04 June 2021 - MENS WALK (6 Spaces left)

25 July 2021

PRICE: R3950 per person

INCLUDES: Trail fee (4xOvernight Hut) and hike facilitator

EXCLUDES: Food and transportation. This can be included at an additional cost. Please send us an email with your preferences (shoshinwalks@gmail.com)

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FULL PROGRAM

 

DAY 1

Drive to Tsitsikamma Park Gate. 10am meet.

Disengagement, Grounding and Reengaging.

4.8km walk to Ngubu.

 

DAY 2

Partner Walk. Enquiry and Reflection.

7.9km to Scott.

 

DAY 3

Solo Walk. Going Within.

7.7km to Oakhurst.

 

DAY 4

Group walk. Cleansing ceremony.

13.8km to Andre (10km to Stormsriver, crossing planned for 3-4pm).

 

DAY 5

Anchoring on the beach. Footsteps of intent. Re-entering.

10.8km to De Vasselot. We will pass George Airport before 3pm. Back in Cape Town 9pm.

PACKING GUIDELINES

The weather is moderate, but it is winter, so a decent sleeping bag is recommended.

Rain gear and waterproof shoes are also normally a good idea in case of rain.

A walking stick could come in handy.

We will supply bags and tie binders for the river crossing. We will also carry a first aid kit.

And some earplugs for the snorers that might be wise.

The hike is fully self-catered, we will provide packing list timorously.

THE OTTER TRAIL

The Otter trail is officially the oldest and undoubtedly the most iconic hiking trail in South Africa. The trail, which runs along the spectacular coastline between the Storms River mouth and Nature’s Valley, was opened in 1968 and is considered one of the finest multi-day trails in the world. It is named after the shy, mostly nocturnal, Cape Clawless Otter which inhabits the estuaries and streams of the South African coast.

Process work

Clive and Pieter are tourism professionals and hiking enthusiasts. We are also fans of process work learned in the Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Mankind Project. As such, a gentle but powerful daily process of mindfulness and setting intention will be followed in the morning and evenings. This will require respecting technology abstinence at mealtimes and full engagement with the group work.

FITNESS

The Otter is a tough but rewarding walk. You will be carrying 10-15kgs of gear so it is recommended to do some hiking with your backpack leading up to the walk. A couple of hikes up Lions Head weekly (one with a heavyish backpack) should do it. Also note that there are a couple of tricky sections and the river crossing can be quite hairy. Its all part of the adventure though, should it be too taxing there are emergency exits out of the route.

 

SIGN UP AND PAYMENT

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to participate. Balance of payment required on before the event. Should you be unable to come on the walk due to personal reasons, we will endeavor to fill your spot with a like-minded individual and facilitate a refund.

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