The De Hoop Camino, 4 nights

This luxury coastal walking experience is the ideal way to explore the pristine beauty of the De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa. Ideally combined with a Garden Route self-drive holiday, this remote area offers secluded beaches and fynos-rich coastal pathways. Between July and November, Southern Right whales migrate here from Antarctica to calve and breed in the warmer waters close to shore, making this hike a spectacular whale watching opportunity.


Day 1 – 2

Enjoy the sheer beauty of the De Hoop Nature Reserve and its offshore Marine Protected Area, during a 4 night / 5 day “slackpacking” experience. Follow the 14 km scenic trails and footpaths along the beaches, secret coves and rugged fynbos-covered coastline of De Hoop Reserve whilst being mesmerized by the endless views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding hills, gorges, caves and ravines.

The De Hoop Camino starts with an optional 6km walk from the parking area, into Lekkerwater Beach Lodge where you will stay for two nights. Over this time you can enjoy a guided fynbos walk or inter tidal coastal walk, or enjoy a swim in the rock pools (weather and tide dependent).


Day 3 – 4

From Lekkerwater Beach Lodge you will embark on a leisurely self-guided 4 to 6 hour coastal walk to Morukuru Beach Lodge, further west. The next two nights will be spent at Morukuru Beach Lodge, where various activities like mountain biking, snorkeling, sandboarding, and nature drives are included over and above some fabulous walks.


Day 5

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred by road back to your car at the Lekkerwater carpark. Here we bid you farewell in preparation for your onward journey.



Departure days starting at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge: every Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (subject to lodge availability).

Optional road transfer from Lekkerwater carpark to Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.

Two nights at Lekkerwater Beach Lodge.

Two nights at Morukuru Beach Lodge.

Luggage transfers to Lekkerwater and from Lekkerwater to Morukuru Beach Lodge.

Road transfer from Morukuru Beach Lodge to Lekkerwater car-park.

All meals, all local drinks and in-lodge activities.

The walk between the lodges is self-guided.


Transfers by road (or airplane/helicopter) to and from De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Park entrance fees (ZAR 50 per person per night paid in cash on arrival at De Hoop Reserve).

Curio shop purchases at Morukuru

Laundry service at Morukuru.

Fully comprehensive travel insurance.

Gratuities to lodge staff and guides.

Premium wines, spirits and champagnes not on the “house” list.

Conservation, Community, and Reserve fee (ZAR 500 pppn) at Lekkerwater.

Conservation & Community fee (ZAR 100 pppn) at Morukuru Beach Lodge.

Helicopter transfers from Cape Town can be arranged at extra cost.