Do yourself a favour and become a strandloper
I recently escaped with some hiking friends to the sunny Eastern Cape to do the Strandloper Hiking Trail. It’s a four-day hike [from Kei Mouth to Gonubie] where you get to experience the solitude of the beautiful South African coast – our footprints were the first to be imprinted in the sand for the day. It was so special – we walked on kilometres of unspoilt beaches, saw dolphins playing in the waves, crossed rivers and enjoyed a pub lunch and beer with the locals in one of the towns along the way. We walked over the high cliffs of Morgan’s Bay, heard the thundering of the waves below, and on the sandy beaches felt the water washing over our feet as we pushed our toes into the sand. In the evenings we watched the sunset and shared stories around a bonfire with waves breaking in the distance. This trail is a hidden gem that shows off our beautiful coastline where few people go.