The Cape West Coast Biosphere is unique in terms of its natural beauty, bio diversity, history, culture and location but the future of the area requires special management if it is to thrive.
The Cape West Coast Biosphere launched exciting trails to highlight the bio diversity of this special area.
The aim of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails is to improve the well-being of communities living within the Biosphere Reserve boundary. Guides, caterers, drivers as well as accommodation and meals in restaurants have been sourced in these communities.
Trails are led by experienced guides who know the route and safeguard guests as well as the natural and cultural heritage embedded in the landscape. The trails are fondly called “Slackpacking” trails as they are done without the schlep, are guided and catered, comfortable and safe. You can expect 3-4 star accommodation, exceptional local wines and sample the best and most delicious feasts of the West Coast along the trails.
Cape West Coast Biosphere’s Eve’s Trail
Hikers will enjoy this 2 day, 30km wilderness walk in the West Coast National Park.
Day 1 consists of a gentle walk from Duinepos to the Fossil Dunes and Geelbek Restaurant before returning to Duinepos for dinner. Guests will stay over for two nights at the 3 star Duiepos Chalets or in comfortable lodgings adjoining the park.
Day 2 is a 14km hike along the eastern shore of Langebaan Lagoon and up to Seeberg, the highest point in the park.
Cape West Coast Biosphere’s Darling Stagger
Explore the history of the area as you follow the route that was once walked by the San and early settlers on this 2 day, 25km hike.
Cape West Coast Biosphere’s Five Bay Trail
Day 1 is a 15km hike from Paternoster to Trekoskraal.
Day 2 is a 13km hike from Trekoskraal to Jacobsbaai.
Cape West Coast Biosphere’s Wheels of Time
This 100km trail is perfect for recreational cyclists who want to experience the back roads and beauty of the West Coast. Guests are accommodated in 3-4 star lodges along the route.
Day 2 is a 40km wilderness cycle thorough the West Coast National Park
The trails are available seven days a week. For more information visit www.capebiospheretrails.co.za or call 076 696 5354. For more about Cape West Coast Biosphere and the work that they do, visit www.capebiosphere.co.za.