St. Blaize Trail
St. Blaize Trail
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Jacqueline W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
You can easily walk this trail as a couple. This is a very clean trail and we started near the lighthouse. Since we there were four of us and a toddler in a back pack, we turned off after a few kilometers going down a nice residential area leading us through Church Street and the main Str. We then went down to the boardwalk area which is also very nice and has beautiful homes to look out. This took us back to the lighthouse. It was about 7 easy kilometers and an easy loop.
Written December 15, 2023
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MadriMij
Durbanville, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Beautiful trails to walk with the most amazing views of the ocean, and waves breaking against the shore. We went on a Saturday morning, and there were other hikers and joggers along the way. The route does not have shade, which was great in August. I would wear a hat and sunscreen during summer months. Parking at Point was also safe.
Written August 22, 2020
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JP S
Mossel Bay, South Africa728 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We walked this trail at least once a week. If in the Mossel bay area, its a must do.
You can decide how far you want to go, but comfortable walking shoes, water and a hat is necessary. Not for totally unfit walkkers or small children.
Pinnacle clubhouse is about half way to Dana bay. You can alsa stop your walk there. Good facilities at the clubhouse.
For advice phone +27828039342
Written March 28, 2021
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Did this trail hike in full with a guide and are glad we did. So much marine wildlife appeared along the way (including whales even though the season had ended!). Ensure you bring a snack for when you take a break midway along the trail. Binoculars are a must.
Written December 17, 2022
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Patrick Adam
Wald, Switzerland70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
That's the issue if you do the big loop at robberg nature reserve. We have expected more.

Its a nice walk not too hard. Its along the coast with a bit up and downs. The view is great.
My girlfriend did it with her nike frees.

We did it until the Clubhouse and had around 3 hours on a slow pace.

If you finish at the clubhouse go to the restaurant and ask the staff for a shuttle. Then call a taxi and they will pick you up at the reception.
Written August 4, 2018
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atownsend2017
Fish Hoek, South Africa38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The St Blaize Trail is a nice hike. We only went about 3km and came back but it was indeed beautiful. Not much shade on the hike so definitely take water and put on sun screen!
Written December 23, 2018
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pnel86
Mossel Bay, South Africa117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
One of the most underrated destinations in the Garden Route. It offers hikers dramatic views and breathtaking vistas. Ask a local (like myself) where you can enter and exit this trail in order to plan your hike. The trail offers shorter options (3km) and day options (14km). You will find all manner of joggers, tourists and dog-walkers on this trail. But remember these two points. 1) The trail might be beautiful, but it becomes very dangerous should you not keep to the main trail. Most of the trail is made-up of cliffs and sheer drops. 2) Do not go at night or alone. Please ladies take someone with to be safe. The trail is generally safe but there are lots of hiding spots for muggers. If you are more than three people and you go during daytime you will be fine. But remember this is South Africa and you should always be vigilant.
Written May 3, 2017
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Mossel Bay Tourism
Mossel Bay, South Africa20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
If you take the little path from the car park next to The Point Hotel in Mossel Bay, and then the boardwalk into the cave under the Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, you’ll find yourself in the company of the ancients – for archeological evidence has shown that this famous but meager overhang was inhabited over a period of about seventy thousand years.

And they chose well, those wandering Khoi-san of long ago – because the Cape St. Blaize Cave is one of the best vantage points for watching the coming and going of the tide and, of course, of the whales and dolphins of Mossel Bay.

The Mossel Bay Cetacean Project (a scientific study by local researchers working with the Mammal Research Institute of the Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of Pretoria, which began in 2010 and is on-going) has proved that whales actually visit Mossel Bay throughout the year.

The best sightings, though, are usually recorded in the winter (May to October), when the migratory species – the southern right and humpback whales – come to the Bay to mate and calve. (Still, if you’re lucky, you could see killer whales or orcas, Bryde’s whales, and a number of other species in the summertime.)

Dolphins, however, are seen much more regularly, and some visitors have reported sightings on every day of their holiday. Look out for humpback and common dolphins – with the common dolphin being more -er- commonly seen.

In fact, you don’t have to confine your whale and dolphin watching to the Cape St. Blaize Cave. You could walk the 12.5 km Cape St. Blaize trail (a contour path that follows the cliffs and shore westward from the Cave); you could relax on one of the benches on the promenade at The Point; you could stop and watch from the side of the road at De Bakke (where the old whaling station stood a century ago); or you could take a drive out to the villages of Boggomsbaai, Vleesbaai, Klein Brak River or Great Brak River, and settle in at any vantage point that enjoys a good view of the breakers.

Look in the waves just behind the white water – you’ll often see whales and dolphins there.
Written August 5, 2016
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Sabrina A
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
We started at Dana Bay and ended at the lighthouse, leaving at around 10am and finishing at 4:30pm. We took our time, stopping often to take breaks, photograph the amazing coastal landscapes, the unique flora and fauna (lizards, birds, bugs of all kinds, and these adorable "mountain rats" that apparently are the closest animal genetically to the elephant! You can see some caves below that apparently can only access with a tour guide. It is a moderate level hike: wear proper footwear and high level sunscreen if it's sunny out. Bring lots of water and snacks!

You cross a couple of private golf courses - warning, the players are not happy at all to see people enjoying the trail. Stay out of their way to avoid nasty confrontations! We got a bit lost at one point and were walking alongside a course when clearly we shouldn't have been. The golf course staff were kind enough to help us. Can't say the same about the players. One good thing about the pinnacle point golf course though, is that it has a restaurant where you can take a break for food/drinks or leave the trail early.

This trail was a big highlight of our Garden Route visit.
Written December 7, 2015
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Cara273
Kenilworth, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on honeymoon here and got the hike info from the tourist information office near the museum before we went.
I'm glad we stopped by the office because we got a map indicating distances and giving advice.

Tips:
- Start early! It is not very challenging but it is quite a distance and some parts you need to tread carefully and go more slowly. Took us 4.5 hours to do the 8ish km from lighthouse to Pinnacle Point. We might have hiked all the way to Dana Bay if it wasn't getting so late.
- You can go just one way and then, with a sense of achievement, get a meal and then call a cab to take you back to Mossel Bay. Cab driver 'Big Show' gave us good service. 072 924 5977
- They say watch out for snakes. I would have loved to see one (at a safe distance) so we stayed alert but there were none. In high summer the risk would be higher.
- Do not undertake this hike without sunblock and plenty of water.
- Pinnacle Point golf course restaurant is right on the path and can make a nice place for lunch on the way but it is quite smart and can sometimes be closed for functions (as happened to us). So don't rely on it for your halfway/end point stop, either phone it and book or carry your lunch.

Enjoy the breathtaking views, the beautiful and diverse indigenous flora, the dassies, field mice, birds and lizards ('koggelmanders') :)
Written October 21, 2014
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