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Address: South Seas, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
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Beach, Dune, River, Grasslands, Intermittent Forest and lots of Sunshine!

I hiked the 6 Day variation of the Shipwreck trail with a party of 14 over the first week of January 2017. First of all, you meet Dave, the coordinator and mastermind of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
AndreasLabuschagne
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked the 6 Day variation of the Shipwreck trail with a party of 14 over the first week of January 2017. First of all, you meet Dave, the coordinator and mastermind of the trail... take his advice and tips, they will certainly come in handy. Other than that, you are bound to be spoilt by plenty of coastal nature... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Highly recommended trail for anyone interested in nature. The paths are interesting, some even through a game park, and the huts are comfortable and mostly picturestque.

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Dullstroom, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Every hut a surprise. Great to be in the eastern cape bush. Beautiful riperian vegetation. Grey blue sea. So worth it. Not too tough. Hard days followed by easy days. Great places to cook. Lots of spiders.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I walked the first three days of the trail and slept at the Milkwood Hut, the Tree House and then decided to call it a day when I saw the state of the hut at Three Sisters. The trail itself meanders through really spectacular and unspoilt beaches and the walk up the river at Rietrivier to the Tree House is... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

We stayed at Belle Vue house and then hiked up the river valley to Nyala reserve (because the river had come down in flood) and overnighted at Lily Pad hut. It was mid winter, but warm enough for our two families. Facilities are basic (e.g. you light a fire to heat water for an outdoor shower). Hospitality provided by the... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our party of 8 (aged 20-60) had an absolutely wonderful experience on this hike. All of us were totally inexperienced hikers and some were definately in the unfit category - but all completed the hike without undue strain. The weather was very kind to us with cool, windless days. Accommodation is very basic but perfectly adequate and in some cases... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

My family and I had done the one day trail, 8km canoe trip and 4km hike to where we were staying. We seen giraffes, nyla and zebras at the dam. It was very adventurous and we will most likely be back.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

Just fine.I do not know why I am supposed to write a long description.Less than 50 characters should be ok

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Beautiful coastal trail up to 6 days along long white sandy beaches and through coastal forest. Overnight accommodation comfortable and integrated into the natural surroundings. One of the nights in a wooden tree house, built in a huge yellowwood over the river. Another with a huge viewing deck overlooking pristine bush.

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