6-11 March 2022 (SOLD OUT)
12-17 April 2022
Price: R7200 Per Person
Includes: Accommodation, hiking permits and hike facilitator. All meals and transport from end to beginning point. One 70litre container per person for personal belongings.
Excludes: Transportation to and from De Hoop. Drinks and Snacks
There are five comfortable cottages along the Whale Trail, which accommodate up to 12 people.
They consist of mostly 3 bedrooms with 4 bunk beds per room and a well-equipped kitchen with a 2-plate gas hob.
The following items are also provided at each hut: induction kettle, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, sunlight liquid, candles, matches, toilet paper and 45 pieces of wood. We do not supply or sell firelighters.
Other than Noetsie where there is only an outdoor braai, all the other huts have indoor and outdoor braai facilities (grids provided).
Gas geysers supply hot water for both the kitchen and showers.
There are ports for cell phones to be charged.
Comfortable shoes for walking on uneven ground
Hat and sunblock
Insect repellent (between October and April)
Long trousers for walking
Small cooler bag
Swimming costume and towel (November to March)
Torch and spare batteries
We recommend that you also bring your own toilet paper and a small spade for the trail itself.
Hikers need to bring their own bedding.
We will provide a suggested packing list timeously.
Clive and Pieter are tourism professionals and hiking enthusiasts. They 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.
The Whale Trail is a slackpacking experience, which means the bulk of your gear is transported from one overnight stop to another. We do however suggest going for a 5-10 km walk/hike at least twice a week, no less than four weeks prior to the hike (depending on your general fitness). You don’t have to do these walks with any weight, however including hills at least once a week would be very beneficial for the legs.
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 endeavor to fill your spot with a like-minded individual and facilitate a refund.