Yzerfontein, Cape west coast
A new hike known as the ’16 Mile Beach Challenge’, in which participants set off for a gruelling but beautiful one-day guided hike along South Africa’s longest uninterrupted beach, has been launched. This endurance hike (rated level 4 for fitness) explores the picturesque and unspoiled coastline between Yzerfontein and Tsaars Bank in the famous West Coast National Park and is the only guided beach walk of its kind offered within the West Coast biodiversity corridor.
Participants will arrive in Yzerfontein and be transported to the West Coast National Park where they will enjoy a meal and wine tasting, and then spend the night, before departing on the hike early the following morning. Upon arriving at the finish point in Yzerfontein, hikers can choose to head home or stay for another night on the Cape West Coast.
Your 2-Day stay includes accommodation in the famous West Coast National Park and Yzerfontein for 2 nights, plus all meals and beverages, an expert West Coast dinner with West Coast wine pairing and tasting in Geelbek Restaurant in the West Coast National Park and qualified professional guiding by a West Coast local. Plus receive as gift the official honorary guide rangers West Coast National Park book. All guests receive a T-Shirt and Certificate of Achievement.
The trail requires guests to be moderately fit and is suitable for families (children above 16). A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15 guests are welcome in a group
Available dates 2019:
- May 2/3
- June 8/9
- July 6/7
- July 20/21
- August 3/4
- August 21/22
- November 16/17
- December 15/16
- December 29/30
- 2-Day and 2-Night Guided Trail of the West Coast National Park
13:30 Meet at Yzerfontein Sports Club
14:00 Depart from parking area opposite Lullas restaurant (Hikers leave their cars here for the night.Security will patrol throughout the night to ensure vehicle safety)
14:30 Welcome and check in at Die Stalle in the West Coast National Park
15:00 Informative session about the region and West Coast National Park
16:00 Prepare for the Beach Hike Challenge
17:30 Wine tasting
19:30 West Coast dinner
05:00 Depart to Tsaars Bank in The West Coast National Park (Driver will return with overnight luggage to Yzerfontein)
05:30 Start the hike depending on weather conditions (Hikers will stop every hour for a 10-minute snack & amp; drinks break/ guide sharing info of the area etc)
14:00 Latest arrival time at Yzerfontein Sports Club
15:00 Hikers staying for a 2nd night depart to accommodation in Yzerfontein
17:00 Reflecting on the walk – personal experiences, take-away messages
18:30 West Coast dinner experience
08:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and farewell
- R4700.00 pp
- R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation.