We will head up or down the coast from the town of Paternoster along the beach or through the coastal Fynbos looking for signs and actual encounters with fauna and flora. We may see sea birds, seals, bones of sea mammals, whales, and certainly beautiful and spectacular scenery. The dry coastal bush is rich in life and living animals and we have a 99% chance of stepping over the Cape Tortoise. The guided hike will normally be about a two hour round experience but for those who are fitter and willing we will venture further. The area is rich in history and culture and we will definitely stop to engage with the local fishermen and their stories. Guests have the option of longer beach hikes from Paternoster to St. Helena Bay or Paternoster to Saldanha Bay. Learn about shipwrecks and tragedies, and visit some isolated areas of this rugged coastline.
I have been actively involved in the tourism industry for ten years. including : - guiding (bus tours, Drakensberg mountain hiking, and group tours specialising in Battlefield tours) - tour operator (group tours to game parks, battlefields, Natal and Cape tourist sites) - lecturing (2004 to 2007 for Unisa and Varsity College (Dip.tour.Ops) I am offering short (1 -2 hours) and longer (half day to full day) hikes/excursions around Paternoster and surrounding areas. I can meet guests at the Paternoster Hotel or at their BnB and first assess their requests and abilities.
North : Long beach walks around Groot Paternoster South : Hiking trail to Tietiesbaai, Cape Columbine, Trekkerskraal, and Jacobsbaai.
Hike Paternoster & the Cape West Coast