Whale Trail… I’m Ready!

A spot went open and voila… I’m walking the CapeNature Whale Trail. Part of a group of 12 we will all meet up in De Hoop Nature Reserve on Monday 26 March.  This Overberg hiking route has been listed as one of South Africa’s top 3 hiking trails and covers 55km of Overberg landscape.  It goes like this…

Day One: Check in at Potberg.

Day Two: Walk from Potberg to Cupidoskraal.  It’s 14,7km and 611m above sea level.  The highest point of the route.

Day Three: Cupidoskraal to Noetsie.  Again 14kms leading to the Indian Ocean.

Day Four:  A relaxing 8km walk along the coastline.  Maybe a swim?

Day Five:  Hamerkop to Vaalkrans.  A bit longer.  11kms of hiking again along the coast.

Day Six:  Get done already.  Last stretch of 7kms from Vaalkrans to Koppie-Alleen.  Easy Peasy.

I am all packed.  I’ve dusted my camino gear and laid it all out.  Check – sleeping bag that I only used once.  Check – new buff.  Check – Kudu serum.  Check – Cape Epic draw string bag.  Creation Reserve Pinot Noir 2013.  Check Check.

On the way to De Hoop I hope to stop at the Table Cafe in Bredasdrop for a piece of great cake and also buy some reading material at the second hand bookstore Fiksie & Fantasie.

Let the adventure begin!  CapeNature states that the Whale Trail is more than a retreat.  It’s a total surrender.


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