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Welcome to our Strandloper website!

The West Coast Strandloper Hiking Trail from Paternoster consists of four individual 3- to 4-hour guided morning slackpacking routes that vary between Walk and Beginner level, with distances of between 8 and 15 kilometers. To get rid of all the indulging when you visit our region, this is just what you need!

This rarely visited, unbelievably beautiful coastline between St Helena Bay and Jakobsbaai is mostly undeveloped and our routes follow breathtaking deserted beaches, bays and most interesting rock formations.

“An absolutely lovely hiking route of unspoiled beaches along an undeveloped coastline. What an experience!” – Jenny Rotor - USA

Weskus Strandlopers started out with just a few people down the street coming together to do what they love. Little did we know that it would grow into the thriving Hiking Club it is today. Passion and enthusiasm go hand-in-hand with everything we do.

Our door is always open to visitors, no matter their experience level. We are proud to bring together people from all over the country and beyond. Come join us at our next event — we’d love to share all that we have to offer.

The trail details are as follows:


Route 1: Paternoster to Tietiesbaai      -   8km

Route 2: Duikereiland to Paternoster   - 12km

Route 3: Trekoskraal to Jakobsbaai     - 12km

Route 4: Tietiesbaai to Trekoskraal      - 15km


The routes can also be combined into a three-day walk with a 2-night overnight package.

Kindly contact us to make the arrangements.

Special features of our routes:


  • This region is where the San bushmen first met the Cape settlers and later, in 1497, had their claimed fights with the Portuguese seafarers like Vasco da Gama. Some of the old bushman middens and fountains can still be seen in places

  • Walk through a variety of fynbos, coastal vegetation, rock formations, succulants and fields of flowers in season

  • Huge variety of Coastal, wading and Dry Region birds, including many raptor species

  • Great photographic opportunities

  • Get fascinating information and involved experiences on natural and cultural features along the way

  • See whales and dolphins near the coast throughout most of the year


Rates include:


  • Transport from ending point back to Paternoster

  • Transfer of kit, if required

  • Experienced Group Leaders who know the region and the routes

  • 4x4 vehicles on standby for any mishaps or emergencies

  • Complimentary worsbraaitjie awaits you at the end of each hike

Kindly note:


  • Group size minimum 8, maximum 12 persons.

  • More than one group can be arranged

  • All the hikes start or end in Paternoster.

  • Arrangements will gladly be made:

                                      If you wish to bring a larger group

                                      If you wish to hike on different dates

                                      If you should want to be an exclusive group

Our calendar for the rest of 2021 is as follows:

  • Saturday 9 October       - Trekoskraal to Jakobsbaai    - 12km – R450.00 pp

  • Saturday 23 October     - Duikereiland to Paternoster - 12km – R380.00 pp

  • Saturday 6 November   - Tietiesbaai to Trekoskraal    - 15km – R450.00 pp

  • Saturday 20 November - Trekoskraal to Jakobsbaai   - 12km – R450.00 pp

  • Saturday 4 December   - Tietiesbaai to Trekoskraal    - 15km – R450.00 pp

  • Saturday 18 December - Duikereiland to Paternoster - 12km – R380.00 pp

  • Saturday 8 January       - Paternoster to Tietiesbaai    -  8km – R350.00 pp 

Meeting time is 08h30 at our VisitPaternoster shop for coffee & tea, departure 09h0

Some of our route images:

For other activities in the area
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St Augustine Road


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Phillip 082 797 8011

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