Oystercatcher Trail: a love affair with nature

Posted on Fri June 3, 2016.

Mossel Bay’s Oystercatcher Trail is the kind of experience that reminds us why we’re alive

Mossel Bay’s Oystercatcher Trail is the kind of experience that reminds us why we’re alive - and it’s also the kind of unique experience that makes living in South Africa so extraordinary.

This 5-day luxury walk is offered as a package that includes guides, all meals, and accommodation in superbly appointed rooms or cottages - and your luggage is transported between overnight stops for you. So besides your lunch (which you’ll only have to carry on some days - on others, picnics are laid out for you), all you’ll need in the pack you carry as you walk will be your camera, your cozzie, and, perhaps, a towel.

The Trail follows a route from the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse to the Gourits River Mouth, and - along the way - traverses some of the beaches where our earliest ancestors once lived and dined.

“This part of the coast is part of the region in which modern human behaviour emerged over 160,000 years ago, and walkers have the option of adding a Point of Human Origins Tour of the caves that have revealed this information onto their packages,” said Fred Orban, who founded the Oystercatcher Trail.

“Either way, you’ll definitely come away from your walk with a renewed love of nature, a new understanding of what it means to be human, and a deeper appreciation for the need to conserve our planet for the generations to come.”

More information: www.oystercatchertrail.co.za