Tipwreck Trail 8 – 12 March 2024

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8 – 12 March 2024

Experience and explore the majestic, shipwrecked coastline of the Southernmost tip of Africa, on foot!

Come and join us on a 5-day, 4-night 60 km hiking adventure on the shores of the shipwrecked Indian Ocean where a total of 150 shipwrecks has been discovered over the past 100 year on this relatively small area sandwiched between Gansbaai and Arniston.

The oldest of these discoveries being The Brederode, owned by the Dutch East India Company who sank in 1785 on her return voyage from China and Indonesia while carrying a cargo of porcelain, tin, spices, tea, satin, and gold in small Chinese ingots. Eighty crew made it to the shore, and 12, unfortunately, went down with the ship.

Come and share in some history, discoveries, fables, and stories, all whilst hiking on some of the most pristine beaches this country has on offer.

The Tipwreck Trail starts and ends on the most Southern tip of Africa, LAgulhas. LAgulhas is easily accessible from anywhere in SA and is situated about 250km from Cape Town. Guests who prefer Flying to Cape Town can book the Silent Steps shuttle at an additional cost of R1000 per person return.

This 60km trail with sleepovers in Agulhas Rest Camp (Suiderstrand) and the very popular Arniston, meanders an untouched rocky and mostly sandy coastline.

For the convenience of our hikers we have a 3-night stay over Suiderstrand with daily transfers to the various departure points. The last evening is spend at the Arniston Beach cottages in the quaint and unassuming fishing village called Arniston or Waenhuiskrans (wagon house cliff).

Our guest will be treated to a final lunch or supper (depending on the tide) in the lovely Arniston Hotel where a spa treatment can also be arranged on request.

If you feel like a hike that is not too challenging, that is breath-takingly beautiful, loaded with information and history, well-structured and well organised where you overnight in 3-star accommodation and are being treated by Silent Steps crew like royalty, this is the hike for you!


  • Rate
  • R8800 per person sharing
  • R11 000 single supplement
  • Highlights
  • Stay at the magical Agulhas Rest Camp with access to a private lagoon and breath-taking views from each well-equipped wooden cabin
  • Picnic under the Milkwood trees at De Mond, a near pristine coastal reserve situated at the mouth of the Heuningnes River
  • Taste some of the best wines the area have on offer and experience five star hospitality at the lovely Strandveld Wineyards
  • Learn more about the myriad of shipwrecks as well as a very important heritage site en route to Brandfontein
  • Experience local cuisine and hospitality in Kassiesbaai from Willeen’s own kitchen where we will be having supper the last evening
  • Lunch at the award winning 4-star Arniston Hotel en Spa the last day