Would you like to hike from the Baviaanskloof Mountains to the south easternmost tip of Africa in Cape St Francis? Combine two popular hiking trails, the Baviaans Camino and the Chokka Trail, and you have an amazing hiking holiday of 137km over 10 days.
The Baviaans Camino starts in the Steytlerville District, and once over the Baviaanskloof Mountains you just follow the road over many more hills until you get to Kareedouw in the Tsitsikamma. The Chokka Trail starts a mere 60km to the south in Oyster Bay and finishes in St Francis Bay.
We have set dates between April and September, and group sizes are limited to 12 people, of which 6 can be on horseback for the Baviaans Camino leg.
2017/18 rates: Baviaans Camino: R7 200 pp plus R1 500 if on horseback, and R4 000 pp for the Chokka Trail. The rate is fully inclusive (accommodation, meals, transport – you only bring or pay for your drinks). No single supplements are available. Read more …
To enjoy the beauty of nature on horseback is an unforgettable experience. You get to see places inaccessible to motor vehicles (and too far for hikers!) and being outdoors on a beautiful horse makes you part of the whole ambiance.
Join Hercules on one of his legendary Baviaans Rides. The Real Thing takes you from the blue waters of the Tsitsikamma over mountain ranges and through rivers into the famous Baviaanskloof, through the beautiful Karoo and Grootriver Canyon. A unique way to experience 7 biomes in 7 days. For those who think 7 days are too long, find out about the Int(r)o the Baviaans, the Bokloof Cloverleaf, the Exit(ed) Baviaans or the Baviaans on Adrenaline in September.
Hercules also offers outrides (1 – 3 hours) tailored to your needs without restriction of age or level of experience.
Website: Baviaans Horse Trips
The Chokka Trail is a 60km hike over 4 days and 3 nights in the greater St Francis area. You will enjoy picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour.
It is a slackpack hiking holiday between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis with accommodation in top class guest houses and a Resort.
The best possible way to see and experience just how beautiful the greater St Francis is – on foot, at your own pace and with a hot shower, warm meal and cold beer waiting for you at the end of each long day. The trail is situated in the Kouga Region, Eastern Province, south of the Baviaans and a mere hour’s drive to the west of Port Elizabeth.
Website: Chokka Trail