Day 1: Disengagement, Grounding and Re-engaging
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
PRICE INCLUDES: Trail fee (4x Overnight Hut) and hike facilitator
PRICE EXCLUDES: Food and transportation. This can be included at an additional cost. Please send us an email with your preferences.
Drive to Nature's Valley (De Vasselot Rest Camp). 9 am meet. Transfer to Stormsriver provided.
4.8km walk to Ngubu.
7.9km to Scott.
7.7km to Oakhurst.
13.8km to Andre (10km to Stormsriver, crossing planned for 3-4pm).
10.8km to De Vasselot.
A decent sleeping bag is recommended, as well as rain gear and comfortable waterproof shoes.
Hat and sunblock.
A walking stick could come in handy.
We will carry a first aid kit.
The hike is fully self-catered.
We will provide a suggested packing list timeously.
FITNESS AND AGE RESTRICTIONS
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. It's all part of the adventure though, should it be too taxing there are emergency exits out of the route. Due to the physical demands of the Otter Trail, the following age restrictions are in place:
Minimum age 12 years; maximum age 65 years.
SIGN UP AND PAYMENT
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to participate. Balance of payment required 30 days before the event. Should you be unable to come on the walk due to personal reasons, we will endeavour to fill your spot with a like-minded individual and facilitate a refund.