THE WHALE TRAIL
The Whale Trail is an unforgettable experience, taking you through one of the Western Cape’s most unique and diverse nature reserves. The route stretches over 55km, from Potberg to Koppie Alleen, with five overnight stops (hikers spend the first night at Potberg before starting the trail). The unspoiled natural beauty on this trail is unsurpassable, leading through lush fynbos and offering stunning views of the coast. De Hoop is known as one of the best land-based whale-watching spots in the world. Between June and November, the coastline is transformed as southern right whales migrate here to breed and look after their young.
No of days: 6 (5 overnight stays)
Distance: 55km (Strenuous)
Required: Water bottle and sunscreen, snacks and bedding/towels
Highlights: Fynbos, Mountain Views, Blowholes, unspoiled beaches
Included: Meals and porterage
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.