Whale Watching

Largest concentration of Southern Right whales who return here annually between July and November to mate and calve

 

There is a choice between 4 trails of various lengths, the black, blue, red and green trails. These trails have been designed in such a way that the hiker is introduced to the various vegetation types found on the commonage namely, Saltmarsh, Coastal Strandveld, Dune Thicket, Transitional Fynbos and Protea Fynbos. Pick up a map at Koffie Stories and look out for the hiking sign boards where you can park to start the trail. Distances range from 1.6 km to 8 km. Download Gouritsmond Commonage Hiking Trails Map

Contact:

Koffie Stories
Telephone: +27 (0)82 453 6332
Email: corrie@willdre.co.za

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best months of the year for whale watching and are between July and November.

TOURS TO DO

In all the coastal towns kayaking is popular on their respective river mouths as well as on the sea. Pili Pili Adventure Centre in Witsand offers a range of water related activities.

GETTING AROUND

Public transport is limited around these areas and if you’re not travelling with a tour operator vehicles can be rented from either Cape Town or George.

WHERE TO STAY

Camping is popular in the coastal towns with well-maintained caravan parks situated right by the various Blue Flag status beaches. Luxury guest houses and various self catering options are also available.

NOT TO MISS

Crossing the Breede River en route to Witsand on the hand-operated pontoon ferry at Malgas, the last one of its kind in South Africa.