This is a scenic coastal trail on a unique feature of the Cape Coast. Robberg is a peninsula with a variety of natural environments from coastal fynbos, staggering coastal cliffs, beaches and caves including Nelsons Cave which bears evidence of thousands of years of human and animal habitation.
While humans have come & gone hundreds of animals and birds still reside on the peninsula. Amongst the more numerous are the seals frolicking in the waves that gave Robberg (Seal Hill) its name. There are also over 100 species of birds, small antelope and of the elusive Cape Clawless Otter. Dolphins and sharks are often spotted in the ocean from the vantage of the sea cliffs.
We will guide you on a full day hike of the reserve, where youll discover many fascinating archaeological and geological features on the peninsula. The views from Robberg are spectacular, to the North East is Plettenberg Bay stretching for kilometers below the Tsitsikamma Mountains and to the South the coastal scenery unfolds towards Knysna. The diversity of environment and splendid vistas makes this trail one of the most varied and memorable on the Cape Coast.
- Entrance Permits
- 500ml Bottled water
- Hikers picnic consisting of Summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese - snack bars
The guided trail does not include
- Return transport to Robberg car park, but can be arranged as an optional extra
- Maximum group size 6 people
- Minimum age 8yrs old
- Difficulty moderate
- Duration 9.2km starting at 08h30 ending in early afternoon
We recommend you bring
- Small Day Backpack
- Hiking boots or trainers
- Comfortable clothes
- Sun screen
- A hat
- A warm weather proof jacket
- A camera
- Juice and energy snacks or sweets
- Swimming Costume and Towel