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