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One Day Beachcomber Tour

Introducing Mossel Bay

Program

09h30am - Meet at the Sandpiper Center in Boggomsbaai for briefing and talk with your guide With coffee and rusks

10h00am - After briefing start hike along beach and rocky shore. The walk is from Boggomabaai (Sharron’s Rock) to Vleesbaai and then a rocky coast with much to see, past Snuifklip middens to Fransmanshoek beach.

13h00pm - Arrive at Fransmanshoek, a Conservancy featuring striking red colored, craggy rocks, abundant bird life and beautiful veldflowers. Historically the ship "La Fortune" was wrecked near here en route from Mauritius to France with 410 men on board in 1763. Visit our info center with a 1763 canon on display.

14h00pm - Beach lunch, snorkeling and swimming in secluded bay. Weather permitting. After lunch continue hike mainly along beach.
From Fransmanshoek continue hike to Kanon passing ancient Khoi San fish traps and Cape Vacca.
Walk up great sand dunes - an option for the fitter ones on the way

Arrive at Kanon

Kanon Private Nature Reserve is situated approx. 3km east of the Gourits river mouth has one of the few remaining patches of Gourits Coastal Dune Thicket vegetation which is in a pristine condition. It serves as an important benchmark for comparing disturbed areas against. One of the main objectives for the reserve is the conservation of this vegetation.

Transfer back to Sandpiper Cottages. Approximate arrival 15:30 to 16:00