Hiking  >  Robberg Peninsula Hike - 9.2 km

Hikers at the point

FULL DAY TRIP

AVERAGE FITNESS REQUIRED

BRING ALONG:

  • Sunhat and sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes and warm top
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

PRICE:  R650 / person all inclusive

We will pick you up from your place of accommodation and drive through to Robberg Peninsula where we begin our walk on the east side of the peninsula, a lovely vantage point to view Plettenberg Bay.

As we make our way along you will see evidence of metamorphic rock, what was once sandstone that encapsulated pebbles has been turned into quartzite. Robberg’s rocks date back 130 – 110 million years.

There are several caves and sites with evidence of Stone Age occupation. There is a Cape fur seal colony that sport a good few adult bulls weighing in at 350kg, as well as rare blue duiker, the Western Cape’s smallest antelope approximately 30cm in height. We will also see shy dassies in amongst the rocks, and Southern Ocean seabirds such as albatross, broadbilled prion and sub Antarctic skua. The peninsula also protects a kelp gull nursery.

The Witsand sand dune in the middle of the peninsula is a climbing-falling dune and feeds Plettenberg Bay with sand.

A hiker at Strydom’s sloop looking into a cave

All along the walk we may chance upon dolphins and whales, two inshore species of dolphins, humpback and bottlenose, may be seen. Between May and November southern right whales come to our coast to calve and mate. Humpback and bryde’s whales also visit the coastline during the year.

Montane fynbos is prolific along the peninsula and between February and April the Candelabra flowers are in bloom, a most magnificent crimson flower.

This walk is fairly strenuous and takes about 4-5 hours but well worth every step and is undertaken at a comfortable pace to ensure that it is enjoyable for all.

We stop to have our packed lunch and a short rest half way through the walk.

Once we reach the end of the walk you will be transported back to your place of accommodation having had a glorious day!

Transport, conservation fees, lunch and refreshments are included in the price.

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