Dolphin Trail

Forest Fern Hike the Tsitsikamma Coast in Luxury!

For those hikers who know the rigours of the Otter Trail, and for those who have never had the luck or the courage to hike it, the DOLPHIN TRAIL brings good news. For two magical days one can now hike the magnificent Tsitsikamma Coast with no heavy backpack, and spend three nights in comfort at different luxury venues! This has been made possible by the formation of a partnership between South African National Parks and three private sector partners, resulting in a unique hiking experience. The trail covers a distance of 20km, starting in the unrivalled beauty of the Tsitsikamma National Park at Storms River Mouth, and winds its way eastwards through natural fynbos and pristine indigenous forest, over rugged rocks at the waters edge, to end on the banks of the Sandrif River at The Fernery.

The Dolphin Trail package includes:

- all meals, from dinner on the day of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure;
the attendance of two well trained local guides;

- a boat trip (weather permitting) into the Storms River Gorge;

- a 4x4 drive through the old Storms River Pass;

- transportation of all luggage by vehicle between overnight stops so that guests need hike only with a light pack containing a few personal items.

Hikers have stunning views of the rugged Tsitsikamma coastline, and the chances of spotting whales, dolphins and the occasional otter are good. On route, many birds including the gorgeous Knysna Loerie can be heard and spotted while hiking through the forest, and the endangered Oystercatcher is often to be seen on the shoreline. Swimming in the rock pools is possible at the discretion of the guides.

The following companies can be contacted :

Ocean Blue Adventures
Tel: (044) 5335083

Ocean Safaris
Tel: (044) 5334963


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