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St. Blaize Hiking Trail

Mossel Bay, South Africa

St. Blaize Hiking Trail


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Follow a coastal hiking trail that offers staggeringly beautiful views in every direction. You will hike a stretch of about four miles of the St. Blaize Trail, which runs between the Cape St. Blaize lighthouse and Dana Bay. The exact route will be determined the day of the hike depending on the conditions. Regardless, you can expect it to be a wonderfully scenic trek along a mostly open treeless trail, which affords dramatic views of the southern coast. You may also spot wildlife such as rock hyraxes, which are commonly known as dassies. Despite their small size, these mammals are the closest living relative of the African elephant. Their feet and teeth are similar but really nothing more, as will be obvious if you encounter any dassies. Be sure to scan the ocean for whales and dolphins breaching the water’s surface. At the end of the hike, you will drop by a nearby restaurant for refreshments.

  • Hike an beautiful coastal stretch of the St. Blaize Trail.
  • Enjoy dramatic vistas as the trail is mostly open with few trees to block your view.
  • Look for whales and dolphins in the ocean and small land mammals known as dassies.

  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes

Need to Know:

This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and participants should be in good physical condition. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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