Jagged rocks, rugged tidal pools, deep caverns and violent storms make this a dangerous place - the scene of an ill fated shipwreck 150 years ago with a tragic loss of life. Beware of fearsome sharks, mighty whales and low-flying geese - and watch out for the vigorous Abalone Poachers Swat Team. Pretty menacing - don’t even look at an Abalone!
There are three convenient starting points, A B & C:
The recognised trail (7km, 3 hours) begins at (A): E 019° 20.683’ & S 34° 34.805’
You may prefer to start at this pretty little bay (B): E 019° 21.170’ & S 34° 33.915’
Personally, I started at this nearby site (C): E 019° 21.890’ & S 34° 33.298’ which still leaves a pleasant walk of about 3km and some grand scenery.
From May to December, these beautiful whales are so close one can hear them breathe, let alone snort and blow. They seem to follow as one progresses northwards. The trail covers interesting limestone and sandstone rock formations.
Look out for the Pigeon Hole at: E 019° 22.451’ & S 34° 32.812’ (Roof of a cave)
Pause at Fledgling Arch: E 019° 22.500’ & S 34° 32.800’ With imagination one can easily visualise a (huge) south-facing fledgling bird crouching on the arch. If you reach a solitary fence post, you have come too far.
The cache site is at: E 019° 22.523’ & S 34° 32.782’
Which is below a Box Rock, near a Cave and a Bush in front of a Triple Arch Rock. The Cave is a cool place for a refreshment break - note the huge gnarled Stalactite.
If you are keen to explore a bit more, go to: E 019° 22.589’ & S 34° 32.760’
This is the entrance to a fantastic large cave where the Cape Museum and international archaeologists conducted intensive controlled excavations and research. Be careful, watch the tide - part of the trail involves a crossing over water