Hike the Perlemoen Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Pearly Beach, Cape Overberg in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in Pearly BeachHike the Perlemoen Trail

Hiking Trails Cape Overberg Cape Whale Coast

Where? The trail takes in Pearly Bay, Gansbaai and Kleinbaai (amongst others) on the Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa

When? Booking is essential - please contact us.

How? Call +27 (0)82 578-3023 or +27 (0)21 913-0358

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Pearly Beach, in Western Cape

The Perlemoen Green Flag slackpacking trail, centred around South Africa’s famous Great White shark cage diving and whale watching capital of Gansbaai, consists of three days’ hiking (with alternative shorter as well as self-catering options).

The Perlemoen Trail provides fascinating insight into the area which is famous for its shipwrecks and infamous for its Perlemoen (abalone) poaching! This is a trail for whale watchers, fynbos lovers and cultural enthusiasts with wide open beaches, intimate coves for swimming, sea cliffs with pounding waves and limestone caves.

On Day 1 the trail hugs the coast from De Dam to Buffelsjag (15km) with the option of walking to Pearly Beach (another 7 km). On Day 2 the trail follows the beach to Franskraal (12 km) or for the fit to Kleinbaai (15km). Day 3 runs from Gansbaai, along the rocky coast, with its caves and excellent whale watching, to Die Plaat (8km).

An additional fourth and fifth day can be added with exciting activities like an Ocean Trip by rubber duck to view the thousands of seals around Dyer Island or an Inland Trip consisting of a guided walk through the renowned indigenous Platbos Milk wood forest as well as a quad bike or ‘tractor with trailer’ ride to the top of Franskraal Mountain. Other options are cage diving, wine route and an abalone farm visit.

“This is a trail for leisure walkers as much as for serious hikers. One of the most impressive trails in the world” ~ Fiona McIntosh - International author of numerous books on hiking and editor of OUT THERE Magazine

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Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Pearly Beach

Ahava House

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Ahava House

Ahava House is a private property situated on a peaceful beach in Pearly Beach offering 360 degree views. The stone house ... more

The Ark B&B

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The Ark B&B

The Ark is a landmark in Pearly Beach, being one of the oldest houses. Recently renovated, the guest quarters consist of ... more

48 Twist Street

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48 Twist Street

Located in Gansbaai, 48 Twist Street is a one bedroomed face brick house that can accommodate four people comfortably ... more


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