A 62km slackpack hiking holiday over 4 days/3 nights between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.

About

Chokka Trail – coastal hiking trail
Three picturesque fishing villages, a rugged coastline, sand dunes as far as the eye can see, a tidal river, protected fynbos, wetlands and a visit to South Africa’s only privately owned working harbour. These are some of the ingredients that make up the Chokka Trail, a 62km slackpack hiking holiday between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.

The best possible way to see and experience just how beautiful the greater St Francis is on foot, at your own pace and with overnight accommodation at guest houses and a Resort. The trail is situated in the Kouga Region, Eastern Province, a mere hour’s drive to the west of Port Elizabeth.

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Route

ARRIVAL DAY – Up to 18km (or less!)
Drive to the Cape St Francis Resort to arrive no later than 11h00.  Your vehicle will stay here for the duration of the hike.  We will take you to Oyster Bay, a trip of around 45 minutes to check in to the Oyster Kaya, your accommodation for the first night.
DAY TWO – 16km
After a hearty breakfast, you pick up your lunch pack, fill enough water bottles to last you at least 6 hours and set off down the road, leaving your luggage to be transported to your next overnight stop.

DAY THREE – 15km
The day’s hiking starts with a trail through an indigenous coastal forest, where old man’s beard and mushrooms’s worst enemy is bush pigs and small buck.

DAY FOUR – 13km
You will continue your hike on the Cape St Francis beach towards Shark Point, where you often see tracks of the Cape Clawless Otter early in the morning.

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Rates

Chokka Trail Standard Edition

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The minimum group size is 4 and maximum 16, however single rooms are limited with large groups.  The rate includes accommodation in 3 and 4 star accommodation establishments, breakfast, lunch packs, dinner, a farewell lunch on the last day, a calamari tasting, canal cruise as well as luggage portage.  You will only have to pay for your drinks and what you order extra.
 
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The beneficiary of the Chokka Trail is the Chokka Trail Coastal Clean-Up drive, who organises regular cleanups of the coastline and other areas.  By doing this, we say thank you to all our land owners for the privilege to share the beauty of their land, we create a few jobs and we do our bit to keep our ocean clean.  We also support SANCCOB, the Sea Bird and African Penguin Rehabilitation Centre situated at Seal Point, Cape St Francis.