The Shipwreck trail, which takes 6 days (5nights) is one of the best trails I have done. The scenery is exquisite and the trail takes advantage of the unspoiled natural beauty of the environment to deliver an experience that is diverse and interesting. Dave Marais, who has decades of experience in hiking in Africa, is a marvellous host, just the right amount of information and guidance, and clearly taking pleasure in our enjoyment of his hike.

From the beach to the dune to the forest, and taking in the canoe trip up the Kleinemonde West river, we had an absolutely wonderful time.

Each hut is completely different, adding to the magic of the hike. A moderate amount of fitness is required but one of our party, who had a dicky knee, still managed to do part of the trail and provided one takes one’s time, it is achievable by most. I cannot recommend it highly enough.