Three picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour. These are the ingredients that make up the Chokka Trail, a slack packing hiking holiday through St Francis Bay, Port St Francis, Cape St Francis and Oyster Bay. The best possible opportunity to see and experience just how beautiful the area is on foot, at your own pace and with overnight accommodation at guesthouses. Hikers meet for the four day/three night route at the Cape St Francis Resort before they are transported to Oyster Bay, a holiday village about 20km to the west. A warm-up walk to Thysbaai kicks off the 62km hike, followed by traversing a dune field back to St Francis on day 2, and more coastal hiking on day 3 and 4. It includes a visit to a penguin rehabilitation centre, a calamari tasting and canal cruise.
Located in Cape St Francis
29 Esmeralda Street