The Tidal Trail, a gorgeous guided full morning walk from Christmas Bay in the North to Willard's Beach in the south. An opportunity to see the north coast like never before, visit every beach on our coast, enjoy an epic beach breakfast, crazy rock formations, migrating whales (June-November) and dolphins frolicking in the surf. Sound like your sort of adventure?
About The Tidal Trail
Distance: About 8-9Km's over varied terrain, some areas are rocky, others beautiful open sandy beaches
Time: 4-5 hours: Including numerous rest stops, dolphin and whale watching, breakfast on the beach and exploring.
Fitness required: This is an easy walk for anyone of reasonable fitness level. It is not strenuous at all, but there are some sections that require scrambling over rocks and some tricky terrain.
Trails are run in the mornings when the conditions are at their best, the exact times and dates are very reliant on the tides (we must walk the trail on an outgoing tide to avoid being unable to cross certain stretches) - Click here for Bookings, info about the tides and possibility of doing the trail on your preferred date
What to expect and see
The Tidal Trail starts off with the first few kilometers along beautiful, pristine beaches where you are unlikely to see many other people. You will see some amazing views and almost guaranteed a chance of seeing Dolphins playing in the waves and Whales during the whale season (June-November)
The Trail incorporates almost all of Ballito & Salt Rock Beaches, including Sheffield Beach, Thompson's Bay and Chaka's Rock ....and everything in-between. You will be amazed at the variety of interesting rock formations, beautiful vistas and life in the many many rock pools you will encounter along this walk
What is included?
Our Tidal Trails are led by accredited nature guides who can show you an entirely new side to this magnificent stretch of coastline. In addition to this, each trail includes
- Guides fees
- Light refreshments and snacks en-route
- A FULL English breakfast at our half way stop point (and an opportunity to use the toilet etc...)
- Transport from Ballito to Christmas Bay (You park and leave your car at Willard's Beach in Ballito, we transport you to Christmas Bay and you walk back to your car)
- Photographs of your walk (electronic)
- Cost R560.00 per person - min of 4 people