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Posted on: Tuesday, 1 December 2009
South African Hiking Trails

The Hunter Gatherer Hiking Trail

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If you are looking for a hike with an educational slant then look no further than The Hunter Gatherers Hiking Trail between Boggomsbaai and Vleesbaai in the Mossel Bay area of the Garden Route.  The hike takes you over dunes and along beautiful beaches and along the way allows you to learn more about the habits and ways of the people who lived along this coastline thousands of years ago …

The Hunter Gatherer Hiking Trail

This is a four night, five day hike of which the first two days are guided. Day 1 starts at the Sandpiper Centre in Boggomsbaai from where you are guided to an overnight camp in Vleesbaai.  Your cars will be left here until your return.

On Day 2 you and your guide will make your way across huge sand dunes to the ancient Khoi San fish traps.  Although Day 2 is a hard day’s walk you can spend time exploring Stone Age workshops before making your way back to the Vleesbaai camp for the evening.

Day 3 sees you making your way to Boggomsbaai to explore the unspoilt beaches and more Stone Age and Khoi San workshops while on Day 4 you will be transported to the Gourits River to spend the day swimming in the river or exploring it on kayaks.  The hike ends on the 5th day after you’ve hiked back to your vehicle at Vleesbaai.

On average you can expect to cover between 12 and 20 kilometres per day and group normally comprises between 4 and 8 hikers.  Maps and information leaflets are supplied so you can explore on your own if you choose too.

Destination Information:
Garden Route Hiking Trails
Things to Do in the Garden Route
Accommodation in the Garden Route
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Costs & Contacts:
The cost of the hike is R1950 for the five day, including food, guides, accommodation and kayak hire.  The price drops to R1650 for the self catering option.  For more information please contact Oystercatcher Trails on +27 (0)44 699-1204.

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