The Five Bay Trail

 

The Five Bay Trail is a scenic, 2.5 day, 38km coast hugging hike between the West Coast Fishing villages of Paternoster and Jacobsbaai. It is made up of three legs connected through a series of transfers and marvellous interactions with local folk over meals. Guests are accommodated in a 3-4 star comfortable lodge in Paternoster for 2 nights.

The route follows the beach and existing tracks adjoining a series of five scenic bays between Paternoster and Jacobsbaai. The first leg on Day 1 is a sundowner, up (5km) and down (5km) the first bay (Paternoster beach bay). The second leg is a steady 17km hike from Paternoster to Trekoskraal and on Day 3 the hike continues from Trekoskraal, for 11km, towards Jacobsbaai.

Trails are led by one or more guides who know the route and safeguard guests and natural and cultural heritage embedded in the landscape.

The map provides an overview of the route but is not 100% accurate.

Trails are led by one or more guides who know the route and safeguard guests and natural and cultural heritage embedded in the landscape.

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ITINERARY

The following itinerary may change to suit customized requests, seasonally or due to circumstances beyond our control.

DAY 1

• 15h00 Guide meets clients at guesthouse.
• 16h00 Guide takes clients on a sundowner stroll along the Paternoster beach.
• Enjoy refreshing drinks on route.
• Return to guesthouse to freshen-up for dinner.
• 19h00 stroll from guesthouse towards one of the local restaurants in Paternoster for dinner and back afterwards.

DAY 2

• 07h00 Start with breakfast served by the guesthouse.
• 08h00 Commence hike towards Tietiesbaai via Cape Columbine Nature Reserve for a quick snack.
• Afterwards, we commence towards Varswaterbaai.
• Follow the wild beaches of Noord-Wesbaai to the Trekoskraal headland (pick up point).
• Transfer back to Paternoster for lunch at one of the local restaurants.
• Followed by some leisure time before a delicious dinner.
• 19h00 we stroll to one of the local restaurants for dinner and back to the guesthouse afterwards.

DAY 3 (11km)

• Breakfast Paternoster Style at guesthouse or at Mondvol.
• 08:30 – Transfer to Trekoskraal and start your walk to Jacobsbaai.
• Walk south around the headland of Trekoskraal, following the wild beaches and dunes adjoining Wesbaai to tiny Hospitaal Baai / Gonnamanskraal.
• Continue on to Jacobsbaai for a delicious lunch at Weskusplek.
• Transfer back to Paternoster to end trail.

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trail for you or join our set dates